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How to place the cuff properly

Positioning the cuff

The blood pressure monitor has a one-size cuff. It adapts to any arm

circumference from 22 to 42 cm.  If your arm is too big for this cuff, using a wrist blood pressure monitor may be more suitable for you. 

1. Wrap the cuff around your bare arm, tube downwards, about 2 cm above the elbow. Tighten comfortably (you should be able to insert 2 fingers between the cuff and your arm).

Note - Do not roll up your sleeve to avoid making a tourniquet and distorting the measurement. If your sleeve is very thin, place the blood pressure monitor on top of it. If your sleeve is a little thicker, remove it.

 

2a. Measuring in a seated position

  • Sit with your feet flat on the floor, without crossing your legs.
  • Place your hand, with the palm facing up, on a flat surface such as a table.
  • Position the air tube in the centre of your arm in line with your middle finger.

2b. Measuring in a lying down position

  • Lie on your back and extend your arm alongside your body, with the palm facing up. 
  • Position the air tube in the centre of your arm in line with your middle finger.

 

Video: how to place the cuff

 

 


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