Was Your Blood Pressure Measured Correctly?

Was Your Blood Pressure Measured Correctly?

Proper measurement of blood pressure reduces the risk of unnecessary medications.

  • Sit with a supported back
  • Sit with legs supported, not hanging off the edge of an exam table
  • Do not talk during the measurement
  • Support the arms
  • BP cuff must be on a bare arm, no clothing between the cuff and skin
  • BP cuff must be at the level of the heart
  • BP cuff must be correct for the arm size