Why is it important to use the correct size cuff on my patients?
SunTech Medical Cuffs are designed to meet the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) clinical standards for blood pressure cuffs. These standards were devised in order to ensure adequate pressure on the artery of the upper arm, which is necessary to produce an accurate blood pressure measurement. If a cuff is used on an arm larger than the specified range, the resulting reading will be falsely high. If a cuff is used on an arm that is smaller than the specified range, the resulting reading will be falsely low.
How do I clean the Orbit™ Cuff?
The following cleaning methods have been applied 20 times to the cuff without any apparent negative effects.
- Medical Disinfectant Spray - The cuff may be sprayed with a mild disinfectant solution (e.g. Cidezyme®, ENZOL®, or 10% bleach solution), rinsed with distilled water, and line dry. Ensure that no liquid enters the bladder tubing.
- Medical Disinfect Wipe - Use a mild disinfectant wipe (e.g. Sani-Cloth®) and thoroughly wet cuff surface and line dry.
- Machine Wash - Remove bladder to machine wash the cuff shell. Machine wash warm (50–130°F, 10–54°C) with a mild detergent and line dry.
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