1. Applying the Arm Cuff
Wrap the arm cuff firmly in place around your left upper arm;
The bottom edge of the arm cuff should be 0.5 inches (1 to 2 cm) above the elbow. The air tube is on the inside of your arm and aligned with your middle finger.
Secure closed with the fabric fastener.
2. How to Sit Correctly
To take a measurement, you need to be relaxed and comfortably seated, under comfortable room temperature. Avoid bathing, drinking alcohol or caffeine, smoking, exercising, or eating 30 minutes before taking a measurement.
- Sit in a chair with your legs uncrossed and feet flat on the floor.
- Sit with your back and arm supported.
- The arm cuff should be placed on your arm at the same level as your heart, with the arm resting comfortably on a table.
3. Taking a Measurement
Press the START/STOP button. The arm cuff will start to inflate automatically.