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H ome B lood P ressure K it i nstructions – m odel uA-101 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORT
ANT INFORMA TION BEFORE USING YOUR MONITOR. ☞
Please remember that only a medical practitioner is qualified to interpr
e measurements. Use of this device should not r eplace regular
your physician review the procedur e for using this device. He or she will
want to verify blood pressur
e measurements befor e prescribing or adjusting
your physician if you have any doubt about your readings. Should a
mechanical problem occur
, contact A&D Medical. ☞
the monitor and cuff with a dry , soft cloth or a cloth dampened with
water and a mild detergent. Never use alcohol, benzene, thinner or other harsh
chemicals to clean monitor or cuff.
Blood Pressure monitor is designed to be used at home or in a doctor ’s/nurse’s
office, by those who ar
e eighteen (18) years and older , to monitor blood pressur e
(systolic and diastolic) and pulse rate.
This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic
HOME BLOOD PRESSURE KIT COMPONENTS
LIST OF COMPONENTS:
Place cuff on your upper arm.
Make sure cuf f end has been inserted through the D-Ring.
Insert single end of the Y -T ube into stethoscope head.
Insert each arm of the Y -T ube into each bottom end of the binaurals.
Insert air release valve into left bladder tube.
Insert manometer into right bladder tube.
Air Release V
Left Bladder T
Right Bladder T
TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
BLOOD PRESSURE T
Relax for several moments before measurement.
Do not smoke or ingest caffeine at least 30 minutes prior to measurement.
Remove constricting clothing and place cuff on bare arm.
Unless your physician recommends otherwise, use left arm to measure pr essure.
Do not talk during measurement.
Do not cross legs and keep your feet flat on the floor .
NOW YOU ARE READY
. FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:
Sit comfortably with your left arm resting on a flat
surface so that the center of your upper arm is at
the same height as your heart.
Lay left arm on the table with palm up. Place the
cuff on upper arm with the tube facing downwar
and toward the inside of your arm. Fasten cuf
with hook and loop fastener strap.
The cuff should be snug but not too tight. Y ou should be
able to insert two fingers between the cuff and your arm.
W ith your palm facing up, place the stethoscope head
one-inch above the bend of the elbow on the inside of
the arm. This is where the main artery is located.
Insert the ear tips of the stethoscope into your ears.
Adjust by turning ear tips to fit comfortably in your
Hold the manometer in your left hand and the inflation bulb in your right hand.
Close the air release valve on the bulb by turning the valve clockwise.
Inflate the cuff by r epeatedly squeezing the bulb with your right hand. Listen to
the pulse beat while inflating the cuff.
W atch the gauge. When you can no longer hear the pulse beat, raise the pressure
an additional 30 mmHg.
NOTE: Do not inflate the cuff above 280 mmHg. You may injure yourself or
damage the equipment. If you are uncertain about the proper cuff inflation
level, consult your physician.
After reaching your inflation level, slowly deflate the cuf f by opening the air
release valve. T
o open the air release valve, turn it counter -clockwise so that the
e drops 2-4 mmHg per second. The needle on the manometer should dr op
an average of one to two marks every second.
NOTE: Pressurizing the cuff shuts off all blood flow to the arm. Do not leave it
fully inflated any longer than absolutely necessary.
1. After opening the air release valve, listen car efully for a pulse beat. The moment
you hear the first thumping sounds of your pulse beat, note the reading on the
gauge. This is your systolic blood pressur
When you can no longer hear any sounds, read the gauge. This is your diastolic
Remove cuff and make note of your blood pr essure.
NOTE: To be certain your technique was good and the readings were as
accurate as possible, wait 10-15 minutes and repeat the procedure.
If you plan on taking someone else’s blood pressur e, have the person whose blood
e is to be taken to rest and r elax at least 15 minutes beforehand.
Have the person extend his or her left arm toward you, palm up. Be sur e the arm
rests at the same level as the heart.
Position the cuff as indicated in the self-taking instructions.
Attach the manometer to the loop on the cuff, so that it is clearly visible to you.
Perform Steps 1-13 in T aking Y our Blood Pressure. If possible, have your physician
watch your technique to be sure it is corr
ect. ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
T IS BLOOD PRESSURE?
e is the force exerted by blood against the walls of the arteries. Systolic
e occurs when the heart contracts; diastolic pressur e occurs when the heart
expands. Blood pressur
e is measured in millimeters of mer cury (mmHg).
T AFFECTS BLOOD PRESSURE?
e is affected by many factors: age, weight, time of day , activity level,
climate, altitude and season. Certain activities can significantly alter one’s blood
e. W alking will likely raise an individual’s blood pressure. Sleeping will likely
decrease blood pr
essure. Not r elaxing for several moments before measur ements can
influence readings as well.
In addition to these factors, beverages containing caffeine or alcohol, certain
medications, emotional stress and even tight-fitting clothes can make a dif
T CAUSES VARIA TIONS IN BLOOD PRESSURE?
An individual’s blood pressur
e varies greatly fr om day to day and season to season.
For hypersensitive individuals, these variations are even mor
e pronounced. Normally ,
e rises during work or play and falls to its lowest levels during sleep.
ASSESSING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FOR ADUL
The following standards for assessing high blood pr
essure (without r egard to age or
gender) have been established as a guideline. Please note that other risk factors (e.g.
, smoking, etc.) need to be taken into consideration and may affect
these figures. Consult with your physician for an accurate assessment.
JNC7 Classification Table – for adults within the U.S.
BP Classification Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg)
Normal less than 120 and less than 80 Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89
Stage 1 Hypertension 140-159 or 90-99
Stage 2 Hypertension 160 or 100
The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Pr evention, Evaluation
and T reatment of High Blood Pressur e for adults. National Heart, Lung and
Blood Institute - May 2003. WHO Classification Table – for adults outside of the U.S. (e.g. Canada, Mexico)
BP Classification Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg) Optimal less than
120 and less than 80
Normal less than 130 or less than
High-Normal 130-139 or 85-89
Grade 1 Hypertension 140-159 or 90-99
Grade 2 Hypertension 160-179 or 100-109
Grade 3 Hypertension 180 or 1 10
Standards to assess high blood pressure, without regard to age or gender , have
been established by the World Health Or ganization ( WHO).
T IS HYPERTENSION?
Hypertension (high blood pressur
e) is the diagnosis given when readings consistently
rise above normal. It is well known that hypertension can lead to stroke, heart attack
or other illness if left untreated. Referr
ed to as a “silent killer” because it does not
always produce symptoms that alert you to the pr
oblem, hypertension is treatable
when diagnosed early
CAN HYPERTENSION BE CONTROLLED?
In many individuals, hypertension can be controlled by altering lifestyle and
minimizing stress, and by appr
opriate medication prescribed and monitor ed by
. The American Heart Association recommends the following lifestyle
suggestions to prevent or contr
Don’t smoke. Have regular physical checkups.
Reduce salt and fat intake. Maintain proper weight.
Exercise routinely . Monitor your blood pressure at periodic
WHY MEASURE BLOOD PRESSURE A
It is now well known that, for many individuals, blood pressur
e readings taken in a
’s office or hospital setting might be elevated as a r esult of apprehension and
. This response is commonly called “white coat hypertension.”
In any case, self-measurement at home supplements your doctor
’s readings and
provides a mor
e accurate, complete blood pressur e history . In addition, clinical studies
have shown that the detection and treatment of hypertension is impr
patients both consult their physicians and monitor their own blood pressur
e at home. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC CARE OF YOUR HOME BLOOD PRESSURE KIT
ith proper care, your Home Blood Pr essure Kit will pr ovide many years of reliable
o insure a well functioning unit, follow these basic rules:
Handle the pressur e manometer with care. Do not drop or jar . The needle should
indicate zero when cuf
f is fully deflated.
Always deflate cuff before storing.
A void hitting objects against surface of stethoscope.
Stor e all items, including instruction booklet, in the convenient storage case
A&D Medical has checked your blood pressur
e unit to assure r eliability and accuracy
prior to shipment. How
ever , as with any sensitive instrument subject to repeated
use, we recommend your blood pr
essure unit be checked periodically for pr oper
calibration to ensure accurate blood pr
essure r eadings. CHECKING FOR ACCURACY
HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME BLOOD PRESSURE KIT FOR ACCURACY
Detach manometer from bladder tube. Hold manometer in a vertical position.
If the needle on the dial rests within the zer o indicator on the face plate, your unit
is guaranteed to be accurate.
If the needle rests outside the zer o indicator , it should be recalibrated.
T o recalibrate, insert the small screwdriver into the hose connector end of the
. T urn the screw driver in either direction without going all the way
around the dial to get the needle back to the zer
o indicator .
If the unit cannot be recalibrated using this method, please contact A&D Medical
. CONTACT INFORMATION
Our products ar
e designed and manufactured using the latest scientific and techno -
logical methods, and offer accurate, easy to use, home monitoring and tr
options. Our full product line includes:
Digital Blood Pressure Monitors Personal Health Scales
Manual Blood Pressure Monitors Activity Monitors
Blood Pressure Cuffs Digital Thermometers
Wireless Products Stethoscopes
A&D blood pressur e product is cover ed by a two year warranty .
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San Jose, CA
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