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How to Calibrate a Blood Pressure Cuff? hi I’m dr. Margaret Collins Hill with consults and hypertension in Wilmington North Carolina the question this evening is how to calibrate a blood pressure cuff making sure that your blood pressure machine is accurate is very important because small differences can make a difference in what medications […]
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Professional Manual Blood Pressure Cuff – Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Durable Carrying Case by Paramed – Lifetime Calibration for Accurate Readings – Dark Blue – Stethoscope NOT Included
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White Coat Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Professional Blood Pressure Cuff Monitor with Adult Sized Black Cuff Plus Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope and Accessory Kit
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MDF® Bravata® Palm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer - Professional Blood Pressure Monitor with Adult & Pediatric Sized Cuffs Included - Full Lifetime Warranty & Free-Parts-for-Life - Black (MDF848XPD-11)
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How to Calibrate a Blood Pressure Cuff?

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hi I’m dr. Margaret Collins Hill with
consults and hypertension in Wilmington
North Carolina the question this evening
is how to calibrate a blood pressure
cuff making sure that your blood
pressure machine is accurate is very
important because small differences can
make a difference in what medications
may be adjusted most people when they
have a home machine it’s very much like
this one an electronic device
these are much easier to use when you’d
like to measure your blood pressure
yourself generally the cuffs have velcro
that you can close over your arm with
one hand and all you have to do to
measure the blood pressure is to press a
button that’s all you need to do in
doctors offices we use a manual device
like this aneroid wall unit right here
in this case you need special training
and generally another person to measure
blood pressure the cuff goes around the
arm in the same way but you have to
listen over the artery to hear the
pulsations come and go to know what the
blood pressure readings are when we talk
about calibrating a device it implies
zeroing out of scale or actually
changing the machinery this isn’t really
what we do with these devices in my
hypertension clinic I have my patients
bring their home machine in on several
different visits and we make readings
from their home machine and then against
the wall unit at the same time under the
same circumstances it’s okay if these
units vary what you want is consistency
I would rather have a blood pressure
machine that reads 10 points high every
time rather than one that reads
perfectly but not every time when you’re
checking your blood pressure at home you
want to be sure and follow proper
technique and write down all of the
values that you obtain having values
from different times of day and
different circumstances will help your
doctor adjust your medications both in
dose and in timing if you’re worried
about your blood pressure machine bring
it in and have your doctor check it
against the manual device in general you
can buy these machines over-the-counter
without much difficulty between $30 and
$100 in general the wrist machines and
finger machines are more
offensive and less accurate so it’s
better to choose one with an arm cuff
you also need to be sure that the arm
cuff fits you properly because in
particular if the cuff is too small
you’ll get a high reading when you’re
getting a blood pressure reading you
also want to hold your arm at the level
of your heart if you’re not sure where
that is
think about the Pledge of Allegiance lay
your hand over your heart and then raise
your other arms so they’re equal that’s
the position you want to be in if your
arm is lower blood is running down
running downstream and you’ll get a high
reading
similarly you can’t raise the arm and
cheat so to recap to calibrate your
blood pressure cuff is really to measure
against another source of blood pressure
measurement to be sure that they match
reasonably and that the blood pressure
readings are consistent be sure that you
get a good machine try to get one with
an arm cup and make sure it fits if you
have any questions bring your machine to
several visits to see how the
consistency holds up

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