Re: arm position when taking bp
Bloodpressure should be taken according to "protocol", that is, sitting in chair to support your back, legs not crossed, sit for 5 minutes, no talking, arm at heart height. They should hold your arm weight and not you. Some nurses tuck my arm under their arm to help hold up.
Request that your BP be taken according to "protocol". You may get a funny look but that is o.k. go ahead and give them a good laugh and ask when the last time "they" had "their" hearing tested. Many errors are made due to the person taking bloodpressure does not have good hearing.