This aneroid sphygmomanometer comes with a manual inflatable cuff and a dial to display the measured blood pressure. The cuff is to be wrapped around the upper arm when measuring blood pressure.
The sphygmomanometer also comes with a standard air release valve that you can use to adjust the applied pressure. When you open the valve, the air pressure in the cuff gradually decreases as the air escapes. The healthcare professional taking your blood pressure measurement can then use a stethoscope to listen for the sound of the blood flowing through the arteries.
As described below, this can be used to measure both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
The unit has a compact size that makes it ideal for use both at home and elsewhere such as in a clinic, workplace or even a gym. You can easily take it on vacation with you if you wish. It comes with a zippered carrying case that fits easily into a standard sized briefcase or large handbag.
Using The Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
To use this sphygmomanometer, follow the steps below:
- Inflate the cuff well above the patient’s expected systolic pressure;
- Release the air valve to let the cuff pressure fall;
- Use the stethoscope to listen for arterial blood flow. When the pressure of the cuff has dropped to a point at which it equals systolic pressure, your blood will begin to flow past the cuff and this will be audible through the stethoscope;
- The cuff pressure will continue to fall until it equals diastolic blood pressure. At that point, the blood flow will stop. There will be no more blood flow sounds audible in the stethoscope. This allows the heathcare professional to measure the diastolic blood pressure