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<p>How to Take Blood Pressure There are many ways to measure a blood pressure. The most simple and common way to measure a blood pressure is the brachial artery occlusion method, commonly known as 'the Cuff.' This is accurate, but the accuracy depends on correct cuff sizing and operator use. It can be done automatically, but once again, training is required for automatic use. Compression Cuff Sphygmomanometer Manual/automated systems Errors are associated with incorrect cuff sizing and poor technique Blood can only be heard through a stethoscope if it is turbulent. As the cuff is inflated, the artery is compressed, </p>