QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
To ensure a reliable reading, avoid eating, smoking, and exercising for
30 minutes before taking a measurement. You should try to measure
your blood pressure at the same time each day. Avoid taking measurements
during stressful times.
1. Remove any tight-fitting clothing from your upper arm.
2. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and place your arm on
a table so the cuff is at the same level as your heart.
3. Apply the cuff to your left upper arm so the blue arrow is on the
inside of your arm and aligned with your middle finger. The air tube
runs down the inside of your arm. The bottom of the cuff should be
approximately 1/2" above your elbow.
4. Wrap the cuff firmly in place around your arm using the closure strip.
1/2 inch (1 - 2 cm)