This professional Mabis clock aneroid sphygmomanometer will be a welcome addition to your medical office or facility. This calibrated blood pressure gauge will give you many years of reliable and accurate diagnostic use.
1. The patient should sit or lie in a comfortable position with any constrictive clothing removed from arm. 2. Wrap the cuff around the patient's arm with the artery arrow positioned over the brachial artery, the bottom edge of the cuff should be approximately 1/2 in. above the antecubital crease. Note: Make sure that the proper cuff has been selected. See 'selecting a properly sized cuff' section for details. 3. Extend the patient's arm and slightly bend elbow so that the cuff is at heart level. 4. Properly seat the eartips of the stethoscope into the ear canals and place the bell side of the chestpiece over the antecubital area just below the cuff. 5. Hold the inflation bulb and turn the air release valve to close. 6. Slowly and steadily inflate the cuff to a level approximately 30mm Hg higher than the estimated systolic pressure. 7. Upon reaching the proper inflation level, open the valve and slowly and steadily release the air at a rate of 2 to 3mm Hg per second. 8. As the pressure begins to fall, listen for the first sound, which is the systolic pressure. 9. Allow the cuff to continue to deflate. Listen for the first absence of sound, which is the diastolic pressure. 10. Rapidly turn the valve to release all remaining air. Remove the cuff and record the measurement.