Applying the Cuff
1.If your arm measures 9"-13" around, use the
regular cuff included with your monitor. If your
arm measures 13"-17" around, please use a
Walgreens Large Cuff (Model #BC-200W).
2.Before taking a measurement, read the
Important Reminders on pages 14-15. Make
certain the cuff plug is inserted securely in the
monitor and the cuff is assembled properly.
Remove any constricting or thick clothing from
your upper arm.
3.Slide your arm through the cuff loop. The cuff
should be positioned on your bicep about 1/2"
above the elbow. With your palm facing up,
the red arterial marker should be in the center
of your arm over the brachial artery. The cuff
tube should run down the center of your arm.
Instructions are also printed on the cuff for
4.Secure the cuff around your arm using the
velcro so it fits securely but is not too tight.
You should be able to place 2 fingers in
between the cuff and your arm.
5.The velcro tab should fall within the "OK"
range printed on the cuff for proper use. If your
arm is larger than 13" around and the cuff
does not fall within the "OK" range, please use
a Walgreens Large Cuff (Model #BC-200W).
6. Relax your arm and place your elbow on the
0.8" - 1.2"
higher inflation level, it will automatically increase the air
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 or 2.
These are each of the 2 party memory
zones explained on page 10 (Special
pressure will be recorded as on of the 48 readings available for
that zone. The same is true for zone 2. 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 160mmHg. If the monitor senses that you require a
pressure to the level that's right for you..
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.