If you have been using your BP Monitor to measure your or your family member’s blood pressure for long, then read on. Just like any other gadget, you need to take care of it as the device is small and need to take care while using, So it will last for a long time. Back in the past, one had to go to the clinics to get their pressure checkup. However, with modern handy contraption and pressure monitoring devices, everyone can buy a BP monitor machine from anywhere. But that said, not many give extra care to these monitors.
After long-term use, you may come to spot irregularities in the display or other such errors. But if you do not give much care, you might not even notice your irregularly functioning monitor. So, here are the points to help you notice any error on the BP Monitors and do the needful repairing or replacement.
While taking the BP measurement, the patient must sit straight and hold their arms out. Wrap the BP Monitor on the arms parallel to the heart. If you are using the cuff based monitors, make sure you have not tightened the grip or holding the cuff tight on your side.
Adjust the Cuffs Right
After ensuring the arms are right, and the patient is ready for wearing the automatic BP Monitor, make sure to fit the cuff right. Whether it is on the arm or the wrist, they should be fitted firmly. Through these cuffs, only the heartbeats get counted. So if the machine is tied loose, the monitor might not even get a proper reading.
Replace Batteries Regularly
You may assume the batteries run forever! But it is not going to be so, and that is the reason for you to check them. If the reading display is too light or too weak, make sure to check these batteries. Replacing them, if you see better reading and consistent ones, you can rest assured that the problem is solved.
Don’t Rush and Measure
When someone is anxious or has just returned from outside after a walk, his heartbeats will be high. In this heat, his or her heartbeats will undoubtedly be high, and the reading might be scary. It is better to sit and relax for half an hour before you fit the cuff of the digital BP Monitor to check.
Check the Parts Superficially as much as possible
Understandably, you might have little to no technical idea of BP monitor. So ensure all the wires and the hose pipes coming to and leaving the apparatus is tight and not broken. These are superficial investigations and if the device has had a fall lately, get it inspected professionally.
Repair or Replacement Needed?
It is up to you to decide whether you want to go for repairing or replacing the BP Monitor machine. In some cases, the technicians may recommend you to restore a broken part. However, if he recommends a replacement, do not hesitate. These are vital health-related machines and ignoring them can cause dangerous predicaments later on.