Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) Calculation Formula Explained Nursing

Mean arterial pressure (MAP) calculation formula explained for nursing students and nurses.

What is a mean arterial pressure (MAP)?

Mean arterial pressure is the pressure in your arteries during one cardiac cycle, and it tells us how well the vital organs (like the renal system, brain etc.) are being perfused. In addition with the brain, the MAP is very important when calculating the cerebral perfusion pressure.

The MAP should be greater than 65 mmHg.

Normal 70-100 mmHg

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