Panasonic EW3153 Instructions Manual

Panasonic EW3153 Instructions Manual

Upper arm blood pressure


Upper Arm Blood Pressure
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  • Page 1 Instructions Upper Arm Blood Pressure EW3153 Model Before operating this device, please read these instructions completely and save this manual for future use.
  • Page 2 Pressure Education Program; NIH Publication No. 03-533; May 003.” The display values are generally known, but not proven, to be an indicator of your blood pressure. The EW3153 is not intended to be used as a diagnostic device. Contact your physician if prehypertensive or hypertensive values are indicated.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ... 3 Basics of Blood Pressure ... 3 Important Instructions Before Use ... 4 Precautions to Ensure Safe, Reliable Operation ... 6 Easily Check Your Blood Pressure Readings Against the JNC 7* Classification ... 8 Preparations Prior to Taking Measurements ... 9 Parts Identification ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic Automatic Arm Blood Pressure Monitor EW3153. Measuring your own blood pressure is an important way of monitoring your health. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major health problem which can be treated effectively once detected. Measuring your blood...
  • Page 5: Important Instructions Before Use

    Also, if you find that your blood pressure is lower at home, this is not unusual. To accurately compare with your physician’s reading, take your Panasonic blood pressure monitor to your doctor’s office and compare readings in this setting. 4. People suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, vascular constriction, liver...
  • Page 6 30 minutes prior to taking your blood pressure. Blood pressure will be higher than usual: - when you are excited or tense - when you are taking a bath - during exercising or soon after exercising - when it is cold - within one hour after eating - after drinking coffee, tea or other beverages containing caffeine - after smoking tobacco...
  • Page 7: Precautions To Ensure Safe, Reliable Operation

    Precautions to Ensure Safe, Reliable Operation 1. Do not drop the unit. Protect it from sudden jars or shocks. . Do not insert foreign objects into any openings. 3. Do not attempt to disassemble the unit. 4. If the unit has been stored at temperatures below 0 °C (3 °F), leave it in a warm place for about 15 minutes before using it.
  • Page 8 16. Do not use a voltage converter. Doing so may cause fire or electric shock. 17. This AC adapter is designed for use only with Panasonic Blood Pressure Monitor, model EW3153. Use with other electrical devices may result in death or serious personal injury.
  • Page 9: Easily Check Your Blood Pressure Readings Against The Jnc 7* Classification

    E asily Check Your Blood Pressure Readings Against the JNC 7* Classification Blood Pressure Categories Stage 2 Hypertension Stage 1 Hypertension Prehypertension Normal If the two blood pressure measurements (systolic, diastolic) fall into separate categories, your level is classified in the higher of the two categories. For example, a Stage  systolic reading, but a diastolic pressure reading in the normal range.
  • Page 10: Preparations Prior To Taking Measurements

    73 °F (3 °C), and when measuring a person with thin arms or high blood pressure, battery life may be dramatically shortened. *Use alkaline batteries. (Panasonic Oxyride batteries can also be used.) English Wireless display Power supply •...
  • Page 11: Parts Identification

    Parts Identification Main unit View from Top Power cord AC adaptor Plug M easuring section Pressure cuff Battery cover for main unit Battery cover for main unit Bottom of main unit IR transmitter (on both sides) Connector Arm support The angle of this product can be adjusted so that measurements can be taken without having to be in a forced posture.
  • Page 12: When Using The Main Unit With The Ac Adapter

    Parts Identification Wireless display Blood pressure indicator Display Set button Adjust button (Display off) AM/PM comparison button * Specifications of the product or parts may be changed without prior notice. When Using the Main Unit with the AC Adapter Be sure to use only the exclusive AC adapter (included). Do not use the power cord with any product other than this AC adaptor (EW31555). Use of other AC adapters could cause damage to the unit or physical harm to the user. English (continued) Memory/Recall button...
  • Page 13: When Using The Main Unit With Batteries

    When Using the Main Unit with Batteries *Always use alkaline batteries. (4 AA-size Panasonic LR6 alkaline batteries) • When replacing batteries, always use 4 fresh alkaline batteries of the same type from the same manufacturer, and replace them simultaneously. Notes for using the main unit with batteries Approximately 150 measurements can be taken. Depending on the conditions, battery life may be dramatically shortened.
  • Page 14: Inserting The Batteries Into The Wireless Display

    Inserting the Batteries into the Wireless Display *Always use alkaline batteries. (2 AA-size LR6 alkaline batteries) • When replacing batteries, always use  fresh alkaline batteries of the same type from the same manufacturer, and replace them simultaneously. Replace batteries when: • The mark shown at left appears during use. In this case, press the On/Off and the Start button on the main unit to interrupt the measurement.
  • Page 15: Setting The Time And Date

    Setting the time and date * P lease be sure to set the date and time before taking the first measurement after purchasing the blood pressure monitor, or after replacing the batteries. (If you attempt to take measurements without first setting the time and date then “–” will be displayed.) During leap years, 3/1 will be displayed when it is February 9th. Please manually reset the date to /9. 1. Press the Set button “1” on the wireless display for at least 3 seconds.
  • Page 16: Taking A Reading

    Taking a Reading Advice: In general, blood pressure measurements are lower on the second attempt because you are calmer. For people who easily get tense, measuring twice each time is advised. When two measurements are taken, normally the smaller measurement is stored. When taking two measurements, always stay quiet for 4 to 5 minutes after the first measurement before taking the second measurement.
  • Page 17 Posture to obtain accurate measurements Stretch your back. Place the main unit in front of you on a table at heart height. Cautions to obtain accurate measurements Sit quietly and relax while taking measurements. Do not lean forward with your body at an angle during measurements. Take measurements in the proper posture. 3 Place the wireless display in front of your body where you can see it easily.
  • Page 18 Taking a Reading Do not take measurements. • Within 1 hour of eating or drinking alcohol • Immediately after drinking coffee or tea, or smoking • In a moving vehicle • Immediately after exercising or taking a bath (Wait at least 0 minutes and take a measurement while staying quiet.) •...
  • Page 19 Positions of the main unit and the wireless display Your body reflects infrared rays. For the measurement on your left arm The same range (restrictions) as the measurement on your left arm is applied. For the measurement on your right arm If the wireless display cannot receive signals from the main unit, the display (on the display panel) as shown in the figure on the left.
  • Page 20 Taking a Reading Measurement 1 Press the On/Off and Start button on the main (1) After the entire display on the wireless display () Pressurization will be performed automatically The entire display will light for approx. 1 second. 2 When measurement has been completed, the The pressure cuff will be tightened automatically. The heart mark will blink when pulse is detected during pressurization.
  • Page 21 Movement detection function If movement is detected while measurement is being taken and more pressure is applied by the pressure cuff, the • Please redo blood pressure measurement again if the or is lit. • If the arm to which the pressure cuff is attached is moved while measurement is being taken (e.g.
  • Page 22 Taking a Reading Irregular pulse function If the pulse rate varies by more than ±5% from the average while a measurement is being taken, when measurement is completed the mark will be displayed. • mark will be lit after approx. 6 seconds of blinking when the measurement is completed.
  • Page 23 Alarm function signals high blood pressure Blood pressure values for both systolic and diastolic readings are determined and indicated via or hypertensive ranges based on definitions and classification of blood pressure levels by the JNC 7. Moreover, when blood pressure is in the high range, the reading displayed on screen flashes on and off to alert user. According to JNC 7 Classification, values consistently in excess of 140 mmHg (Sys.) and/or 90 mmHg (Dia.) are considered to constitute high blood pressure.
  • Page 24 Taking a Reading To interrupt measurements quickly If the pressure cuff comes off: 1 With the belt and seam downwards, slide the pressure cuff into the main unit. Seam Belt With the belt and seam downwards, slide the pressure cuff into the main unit. *When re-attaching, be sure not to touch the inside of the main unit where the pressure cuff has been removed. Doing so may result in an accident or injury. English (continued) Press the Quick air release button. If pressure cuff will not deflate quickly enough even if the On/Off and Start button is pressed, press and hold the quick air release button on top of the unit.
  • Page 25: Storing And Calling Up Blood Pressure Readings

    Storing and Calling up Blood Pressure Readings Up to 90 readings each can be stored in the memory for two people. Storing blood pressure readings • All data is retained even when the batteries go flat or are changed. • When measurements are taken and no date has been set, the date and time will be displayed as “...
  • Page 26 Storing and Calling up Blood Pressure Readings Calling up readings from memory Readings can be recalled after being saved without having to switch the unit on. 1. Press the user selection button on the wireless 2. Press the Memory/Recall button. 3. Press the Memory/Recall button to display (After approx. 2 seconds.) (After approx. 2 seconds.) 4. Press the Adjust button “2” on the wireless (After approx. 2 seconds.) English display to select the desired user. To select User …...
  • Page 27 Deleting all data stored in memory (1) Recall the user whom you want to delete using the user selection button. () Recall stored data using the Memory/Recall button. (3) Press the Memory/Recall button again and hold it (for approx. 3 seconds) until all readings are deleted. NOTE: Readings from individual measurements cannot be deleted.
  • Page 28: Comparing Am And Pm Average Systolic Blood Pressure

    Comparing AM and PM Average Systolic Blood Pressure Average AM and PM systolic blood pressure is displayed in order to allow you to compare readings from both time periods. Use of the AM and PM average systolic blood pressure comparison function can aid in the detection of a blood pressure pattern known as “early morning surge”...
  • Page 29: After Use

    After Use Since the wireless display cannot be secured in place, be careful to avoid dropping the unit. 1 Tilt the main unit (using the handle) in the direction of the arrow until the unit is locked. 2 Place the wireless display on top of the unit securely. To transport the unit • Carry the main unit and the wireless display separately. English...
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications Power source Display Method of measurement Oscillometric system Measurement range Accuracy Operation temperature/ humidity range Storage temperature/ humidity range Measurable arm circumference Weight Dimensions Protection against electric shock AC adapter Input Output English DC 6 V (Main unit: Four AA/LR6 size alkaline batteries) AC 10 V 60 Hz (when using AC adapter) DC 3 V (Wireless display: Two AA/LR6 size...
  • Page 31: Q & A

    Q & A Q Why are the blood pressure values measured at home different from those measured at the doctor’s office? Blood pressure varies in a 4-hour period. In addition, it can vary greatly depending on the weather, your mental state, amount of exercise, etc. In particular, there is the phenomenon of “White uniform hypertension” at doctor’s offices, where the blood pressure measured in a doctor’s office is higher because of stress or anxiety.
  • Page 32 Q & A (continued) Q Since the mark was displayed, I retried the measurement by setting my arm on the unit properly. But the indicated value is still higher than usual. mark is just a guide for the proper measurement method. (See page 0.) If you correct your posture when the measured value is still higher or lower than usual, retry the measurement. The following causes are suspected. •...
  • Page 33: Care And Maintenance

    Care and Maintenance Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the unit. • Doing so may cause fire or cause the unit to malfunction. It may also lead to injury. Do not apply excessive force to the unit or drop the unit. •...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Display Status before error The indication disappears in the middle of the operation. (the is displayed. displayed.) Pressurization to more than 80 mmHg was performed.  minutes or longer. Pressure decreased suddenly. is displayed. The heart mark only a few times or not at all. Cuff does not inflate.
  • Page 35 The wireless display is lost. Instrument is broken. If the unit still appears to provide unusual or erroneous readings, consult your physician. If the unit does not appear to be functioning properly, contact Panasonic at 1-800-338-0552. Possible cause • Press the ring portion on the outside of the pressure cuff into the main unit. (See page 3.) • The wireless display is improperly positioned.
  • Page 36 For questions or assistance with your blood pressure monitor, call us at 1-800-338-0552. Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way 1H-1 Secaucus, NJ 07094 No.1 EN, SP © 008 Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Printed in China Impreso en China...

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