Does the monitor indicates you to stop pumping or how does it work? - Asked by AnnaMarie12354
15 Aug 20:11
Thank you for your enquiry. The gauge does not tell you when to start pumping. When I use it, I normally pump up to 200 - 220mmhg then slowly start releasing the air from the valve. Using a stethoscope on the brachial arterial pulse point (between the wrist and shoulder joint), listen for the first sound of a heart beat, this is your systolic reading (upper part of the reading). Take not of the number on the gauge. Continue to release the air from the cuff as you continue listening in the stethoscope until the heart beat sound completely disappears and take note of the reading as this is your diastolic (the bottom part of the reading). This does take practice but once you have it, it is easy to use,
UPDATED: 15 Aug 22:20
Sorry, the gauge does not tell you when to stop pumping not start pumping. Error in my typing.
15 Aug 22:18