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Taking Your Blood Pressure

How to Take Reliable Blood Pressure Measurements

Your blood pressure can vary based on numerous factors, physiological conditions, and your surroundings. Follow these guidelines to obtain accurate/reliable and error-free measurements of your blood pressure and pulse rate.


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Measure at the same time each day to ensure comparable data.
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Empty your bladder (if necessary).
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Avoid eating and smoking 30 minutes before measuring. 

rest quietly


Rest quietly for 5 minutes. Remain calm and quiet while  the measurement is in process. 

Do not speak while taking blood pressure
Do not speak while taking the measurement. 
Take Measurements on the same arm
Take measurements on the same arm (normally left).
sit with legs uncrossed
Sit with legs uncrossed so as not to restrict blood flow. 
Sit with back supported
Sit with back supported and measurement arm resting on a table. Sit with feet flat on the floor.  
place the cuff at midpoint of the upper arm
Place the cuff at the midpoint on the  upper arm above the bicep, approximately 2 – 3 cm above the elbow. The hose should  be in line with your brachial artery. 
at heart level
Ensure that the cuff is level with the heart while the arm is resting on the table. 



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Fitting the Cuff

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