There may be occasions when a particular mode is not suitable for its apparent category of patients
based on age alone. In these cases, a clinical decision shall be made to use another patient type,
NIBP cuff size or measurement technique. The clinical decision shall be based on all of the factors
listed in Determining the Patient Type (see page 3-11) to ensure the best possible and most timely
NIBP measurement acquisition.
Adult and Pediatric types dictate use of a larger NIBP cuff and interconnect hose size, while Neo
uses smaller sizes; see the cuff and hose information on page 1-36.
Selecting the NIBP Cuff
To ensure accurate reliable measurements, use only the recommended NIBP accessories. Use
the appropriate NIBP cuff size for each patient, as recommended by the current American
Heart Association guidelines for blood pressure monitoring, to ensure safety and accuracy.
A wide variety of NIBP cuffs and interconnect hoses are available for your monitoring needs; see
page 1‐36 for details.
The NIBP cuff should be selected as it would be for an auscultatory blood pressure
determination. The current guidelines of the American Heart Association must be followed.
Expression MR400 Instructions for Use Monitoring NIBP 12‐3