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Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital. / O'Riordan, Shelagh; Vasilakis, Naomi; Hussain, Labib; Schoo, Rowena; Whitney, Julie; Windsor, Julie; Horton, Khim; Martin, Finbarr.

In: Nursing Older People, Vol. 29, No. 8, 29.09.2017, p. 20-26.

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O'Riordan, S, Vasilakis, N, Hussain, L, Schoo, R, Whitney, J, Windsor, J, Horton, K & Martin, F 2017, 'Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital' Nursing Older People, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 20-26. https://doi.org/10.7748/nop.2017.e961

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O'Riordan, S., Vasilakis, N., Hussain, L., Schoo, R., Whitney, J., Windsor, J., ... Martin, F. (2017). Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital. Nursing Older People, 29(8), 20-26. https://doi.org/10.7748/nop.2017.e961

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O'Riordan S, Vasilakis N, Hussain L, Schoo R, Whitney J, Windsor J et al. Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital. Nursing Older People. 2017 Sep 29;29(8):20-26. https://doi.org/10.7748/nop.2017.e961

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O'Riordan, Shelagh ; Vasilakis, Naomi ; Hussain, Labib ; Schoo, Rowena ; Whitney, Julie ; Windsor, Julie ; Horton, Khim ; Martin, Finbarr. / Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital. In: Nursing Older People. 2017 ; Vol. 29, No. 8. pp. 20-26.

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