To help ensure a reliable reading avoid eating, smoking, or exercising for at least 30 minutes before taking a measurement and remove any tight-fitting clothing from your upper arm.
1. Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the floor and place your arm on a table so that the arm
cuff will be at about the same level as your heart.
2. Apply the arm cuff to your upper arm. The air tube should run down the inside of your
forearm and in line with your middle finger (as shown in the picture).
3. Secure the cuff around your arm and ensure that your arm is supported by the table and
4. Press the START button, ensure that you are relaxed.
a. When measurements are complete, the monitor displays your blood pressure and pulse rate, and the cuff automatically deflates.
b. The top figure (higher number) is called the SYSTOLIC blood pressure and the lower figure is called the DIASTOLIC blood pressure. Both figures are important and need to be recorded.
You can drop off your numbers to the surgery at reception, or email them to us, or submit via this form.