Before Taking Measurements
To help ensure accurate measurements, follow these directions:
- Rest for at least 5 minutes before taking measurements.
- Stress raises blood pressure. Avoid taking measurements when stressed.
- Remove any tight-fitting clothing from your arm.
- A single measurement does not accurately indicate your true blood pressure. You need to take and record several results over a period of time.
- Try to measure your blood pressure at the same time each day to maintain consistency.
Applying the Arm Cuff
- Wrap the cuff around the upper arm, about 1 to 2cm above the elbow joint.
- Place the cuff directly against the skin. Clothing under the cuff may result in measurement errors.
- Constricting the upper arm caused by rolling up a shirt sleeve may prevent accurate readings.
- Confirm that the artery position mark is lined up with the artery.
To take measurements, you need to be relaxed and comfortably seated. Sit in a chair with your legs uncrossed and your feet flat on the floor. Place your arm on a table so the cuff is level with your heart.
Measuring Blood Pressure
- Power on the blood pressure monitor.
- Press the Start/Stop button to start taking blood pressure measurements.
- The monitor will automatically deflate the cuff slowly while taking measurements. A typical measurement takes about 30 s.
- The readings will be displayed when the measurement is finished. You can press Start/Stop button again to stop the blood pressure measurement.
Press the button to turn the power off after taking measurements. Remove the cuff.
Note: While taking measurements, you should remain still and not squeeze the cuff. After taking measurements, the monitor will automatically release the gas in the cuff once finished taking measurements.