A unique factor of regulating high blood pressure entails being capable to record accurate readings of at all times. A useful gadget to check blood pressure is a home blood pressure cuff. It is important to learn how to take blood pressure with a cuff. However, there are two types of blood pressure cuffs, made for home use:
• An upper arm type • A wrist type
There are also three types of Sphygmomanometers used to measure blood pressure:
• When learning how to take blood pressure with a cuff, the instructor will tell you to take out
any ornaments, such as bangles or watches, for accurateness.
• Constantly use similar limb to take measurements to ensure steadiness.
• Read the guidelines booklet cautiously to make sure that you are using the cuff properly.
• Digital and aneroid manometers may need regular gradation.
• On obese or persons with huge muscles, use a large-sized cuff.
• For pediatric people, use a small-sized cuff or a lower blood pressure may designate the
occurrence of hypertension.
• Do not place the cuff over clothing.
• Flex and support the person’s limb.
In certain patients, koro toff sounds fade as systolic pressure goes down. After a pause, the koro toff
sounds reemerge. This break is denoted as the “auscultatory gap.” This pathophysiologic happening can
produce a clear under estimate of systolic pressure in case the cuff pressure is not high enough. Due to
this, it is recommendable to fast pump up the blood pressure cuff to 180mmHg. The “auscultatory gap”
is related to carotid atherosclerosis and a reduction in arterial activeness in patients with higher blood
For one to learn how to take blood pressure with a cuff, there are some instructions you should stick
to, and they are as follows:
• Use the gadget’s manual instructions to do the first setup of the system. This will include basic
settings such as the date and time;
• Do not eat, puff, or perform any physical activity for at least 10 minutes prior taking a reading,
for a more correct measurement. Get a snug position to sit and unwind;
• Put the blood pressure cuff around the wrist. The control panel should be on the inner wrist and
your finger should fit between the cuff and your arm;
• Enfold the cuffs comfortably around your wrist with a Velcro strap. It should not be excessively
• Place your arm on a plane with the palm facing up. You can consider using a cushion for the cuff
to be parallel with your heart;
• Finish some initial choices as needed by your gadget. For example, if your blood pressure cuff is
devised to monitor several users, choose the first operator to record your readings;
• Measure the blood pressure numbers. This is performed by pressing a “Go” or a “start” button;
• Stay calm as the cuff puff up. Any distraction at this instance will lead to a high blood pressure,
distorting the numbers. Once it is over, the air pressure will release and accurate blood pressure
readings will be shown on the screen or panel;
• Store your numbers in the blood pressure cuff’s memory if you are monitoring your blood
pressure. The precise process will change, so ensure you check your user manual;
• Shut down the blood pressure cuff and place it in a dry safe place