Applying the Cuff
If your arm measures 9"-13" around, use
the regular cuff included with your monitor.
If your arm measures 13"-17" around, use
the large cuff included with your monitor.
Before taking a measurement, read the
Important Reminders on pages 14-15.
Make certain the cuff plug is inserted
securely in the monitor. Remove any
constricting or thick clothing from your
Turn your palm upwards. The cuff should
be positioned on your bicep and the red
arterial marker should be in the center of
the inside your arm over the brachial artery.
The cuff tube should also run down the
center of your arm. Instructions are also
printed directly on the cuff for reference.
Place the curved cuff on your bicep and
secure the cuff firmly around your arm
using the Velcro.
The velcro tab should fall within the "OK"
range printed on the cuff for proper use. If
your arm is larger than 13" around the cuff
does not fall within the "OK" range, use the
large cuff enclosed in the package.
Relax your arm and place your elbow on
0.8" - 1.2"
Taking a Blood Pressure Measurement
Once the cuff is properly applied and you are seated with your
feet flat on the floor you are ready to take a measurement.
and you will see a number appear: 1,2, or
3. These are each of the 3 party memory
zones explained on page 9 (Special
*If you select zone No. 1 your blood
pressure will be recorded as on of the 40 readings available for
that zone. The same is true for zones 2 and 3. When taking
measurements, be sure and select the correct zone number so
that the measurement is stored in the appropriate zone.
Press the START/STOP button. The monitor will begin to
inflate to the level that's right for you. An upwards facing
arrow on the digital display indicates the monitor is inflating.
Remain still and do not talk during the measurement process.
You will feel the cuff get tighter around
your arm - this is normal. It should not
inflate to the point of discomfort. If this
occurs, the cuff may be secured too tightly.
To stop the inflation, press START/STOP.
The cuff will deflate automatically. Rewrap
the cuff allowing more room between your
arm and the cuff.
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