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990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard
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Instruction Manual
Attached is a draft instruction manual for the device. Note the required FCC warning
information on the second to last page.

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  • Page 1 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard Instruction Manual Attached is a draft instruction manual for the device. Note the required FCC warning information on the second to last page.
  • Page 2 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard ♥ ♥ USER GUIDE ♥ ♥ HP© Home Blood Pressure Unit Model M3815 Professional-quality instruments for home health care ♥NOTICE The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard ♥TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PRECAUTIONS BP UNIT COMPONENTS BEFORE YOU START WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN HOW TO TAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE 9 MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIFICATIONS FCC REGULATIONS CONCLUSION WARNING!: Failure on the part of the responsible Health Care Provider prescribing the use of this equipment to implement satisfactory training for installation, use, and maintenance may cause undue equipment failure and possible health hazards.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    In less than a minute, the HP Home Blood Pressure Unit measures and displays your blood pressure and pulse rate. Then the BP Unit transmits the blood pressure (BP) measurement to your Health Care Provider, who records and interprets your vital statistics.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard ♥PRECAUTIONS • Use this BP Unit only as directed by your Health Care Provider. Use of this medical instrument is not a substitute for medical care. Only your Health Care Provider is qualified to interpret the results.
  • Page 6: Bp Unit Components

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard ♥BP UNIT COMPONENTS The BP Unit is made up of a monitor and a cuff assembly. The monitor face has a START button, a display window, and a Radio Test button. The monitor back has a battery compartment and an adjustment screw.
  • Page 7 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 1. The Radio Test button appears as a shadowy dot to the left of the STANDSTILL and STEP OFF lights on the front of the BP Unit’s monitor. Press and hold the Radio Test button for at least two seconds until the Hub starts beeping (at a rate of one beep per second).
  • Page 8: What Display Symbols Mean

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard NOTE: If you require a Small or Large cuff, you must perform an adjustment to the exhaust rate, as described on page 21 in TROUBLESHOOTING. The Home Blood Pressure Unit is now ready for use! ♥WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN While using the BP Unit, you will see symbols and numbers appear in the display window.
  • Page 9: How To Take Your Blood Pressure

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard be able to troubleshoot these ERROR messages as described in TROUBLESHOOTING. ♥HOW TO TAKE BLOOD PRESSURE Before you take your BP measurement, do the following: • Sit within 20 feet of the Hub. • Relax for about 15 minutes. •...
  • Page 10 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 1. Sit comfortably with your left forearm resting on a flat surface so that the center of your upper arm is at about the same height as your heart. If desired, you may lie down while someone else takes your BP measurement.
  • Page 11 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 3. As you slide the cuff on, position the cuff so that it is on your upper arm and about one inch above the elbow crease; make sure that the hose dangles on the inside of your arm.
  • Page 12 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 4. Pull on the cuff end to tighten it, fold the cuff end back over the metal ring, and fasten the cuff end to the Velcro© closure.
  • Page 13 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard NOTE: The cuff does not have to be pulled very tight. For comfort, you can leave room for two fingers to fit under the cuff. 5. Press the START button.
  • Page 14 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 6. The monitor emits a long beep and displays the Measurement In Progress symbol, as well as large ZERO numbers. 7. The monitor displays a blank ZERO and emits three short beeps. The cuff begins inflating. The Measurement In Progress symbol disappears.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 9. As the cuff pressure automatically decreases, watch the display screen. Notice that the diastolic numbers decline in increments of two to five mmHg. The increment is called the exhaust rate. The monitor emits a series of beeps while the diastolic pressure decreases. NOTE: You may need to use the exhaust rate to troubleshoot Error messages or when you change cuff size.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard TROUBLESHOOTING You may be able to perform minor troubleshooting when ERROR messages appear on the display. Here are some causes and corrective actions: Display Symbol Condition/Cause Corrective Action Appears when the Check for air systolic and leakage;...
  • Page 17 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard Appears if the Make sure the cuff pressure value did hose is properly not increase during connected to the cuff inflation, the monitor, the cuff is cuff is not fastened, securely fastened, incorrect air and the exhaust connector is used, rate is between two...
  • Page 18 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard If you are unable to troubleshoot the ERROR messages by following these corrective actions, replace the BP Unit as instructed by your Health Care Provider. NOTE: If you do not take a daily BP measurement, your Health Care Provider may contact you to determine why.
  • Page 19: Specifications

    990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard 4. Take another BP measurement, and continue adjusting the screw until the exhaust rate is between two and five mmHg. 5. Replace the adjustment screw cover. Further adjustments are not required unless you change the cuff again. ♥SPECIFICATIONS Model M3815A...
  • Page 20: Fcc Regulations

    HP could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. ♥CONCLUSION HP and your Health Care Provider appreciate your efforts to participate in your home health care plan. By learning about and using the HP Home Blood Pressure Unit as directed, you actively participate in your Health Care Provider’s plan to monitor your vital statistics.
  • Page 21 990065 Users Guide - Hewlett Packard Copyright©1999 Hewlett-Packard Company Printed in USA Manufacturing Part No. M3815-90001...