Imagine it's your first time taking a blood pressure measurement manually.
You're inflating and deflating the cuff, listening for tapping sounds, watching the needle movement, and recalling the line values on the dial. You know that the procedure should take approximately one minute to complete and realize that the potential for patient discomfort and inaccurate readings increases with time. Your nervousness begins to show.
This is a scenario that many new students face when learning how to take manual blood pressure measurements. It can be an overwhelming experience!