A&D UB-328 Specifications

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Wrist Auto-Inflation
Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Trilingual Instruction Guide – MODEL UB-328
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Please read this important information before using your monitor.
Please remember that only a medical practitioner is qualified
to interpret your blood pressure measurements. Use of this
device should not replace regular medical examinations.
Have your physician review your procedure for using this
device. He or she will want to verify blood pressure measurements before prescribing or adjusting medications.
Consult your physician if you have any doubt about your
readings. Should a mechanical problem occur, contact
A&D Medical.
Do not attempt to service, calibrate, or repair this device.
Because your UB-328 monitor contains delicate, highprecision parts, avoid exposing it to extremes in temperature
or humidity or to direct sunlight, shock and dust. A&D
Medical guarantees the accuracy of this device only when it is
stored and used within the temperature and humidity ranges
noted on page E-14.
Clean the monitor and cuff with a dry, soft cloth or a cloth
dampened with water and a mild detergent. Never use alcohol,
benzene, thinner or other harsh chemicals to clean monitor or
cuff.
Remove and replace batteries if monitor is not used for more
than six months.
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PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
The UB-328 is designed to be used at home, by those who are 18
years and older to monitor blood pressure: systolic and diastolic,
and pulse rate.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Congratulations. You have purchased a LifeSource state-of-theart blood pressure monitor, one of the most technologically
advanced yet easy to use products available in the marketplace
today. This LifeSource monitor is designed to make your daily
regimen useful, and convenient.
Physicians agree that daily self-monitoring of blood pressure is
an important way individuals can contribute to maintaining
their cardiovascular health and preventing the serious consequences of hypertension left undiagnosed and untreated.
A&D Medical has been manufacturing quality healthcare
products for more than 20 years. Rest assured that we are
committed to providing you and your family with monitoring
devices specifically designed for high accuracy and ease of use.
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WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN . . . . . . . . . E-2
MONITOR COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-3
HOW UB-328 WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
BEFORE YOU START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE . . . . E-5 — E-6
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT . . . . . .E-7
ABOUT AVERAGE READING . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-7
ABOUT MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-8
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE . . . . . . . . E-9 — E-11
BLOOD PRESSURE RECORD . . . . . . . . . . . . E-12
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TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-13
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-14
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-15
FRENCH INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1
SPANISH INSTRUCTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-1
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In Canada (Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
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WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN
Display
Symbol
❤
LOW BATTERY
Condition/
Error
Recommended
Action
Appears when measuring
is in progress, and flashes
when pulse is detected.
Remain still and refrain
from talking during
monitoring process.
An irregular heartbeat or
body movement may
have occurred. Refer to
page E-7 for more information on irregular
heartbeats.
Take measurement again
and consult with your
physician.
Appears when battery
voltage is insufficient for
device to function.
Replace batteries with
two new batteries.
Appears when systolic
and diastolic measurements are within 10
mmHg of each other.
Check and re-fasten cuff
for correct fit and take
measurement again.
Appears when the pressure reading is unstable
due to movement during
the measurement.
Take another reading,
making sure you remain
quiet and perfectly still.
Appears when the cuff is
not fastened correctly.
Check cuff to ensure fit
and fastening is correct,
and measure again.
Appears when pulse is
not sufficiently detected.
Check for correct fit and
position of cuff and take
another reading.
PULSE DISPLAY ERROR
MONITOR COMPONENTS
Display
Systolic pressure
Diastolic pressure
Pulse
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MEMORY button
START button
Case
Cuff
Battery holder
cover
(Example data display)
Indicates previous
measurement stored in
memory.
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HOW UB-328 WORKS
LifeSource™ Blood Pressure Monitors are easy to use, accurate
and display clear digital measurements. Our technology is based
on the “oscillometric method”. The term “oscillation” refers to the
measure of vibrations caused by the arterial pulse, and is a noninvasive method to determine blood pressure.
Our monitors examine the pulsatile pressure generated by the
arterial wall as it expands and contracts with each heartbeat
against the monitor’s cuff. The cuff inflates until the artery is fully
blocked at which point the monitor takes a measurement as the
cuff deflates.
BEFORE YOU START
The UB-328 provides accurate readings on wrists with a circumference between 5.3" and 7.7" (13.5 cm and 19.5 cm).
The unit requires two “AAA” (1.5 volt) batteries to operate. To
install batteries (or to replace when “Low Battery” symbol
appears), proceed as follows:
1. Slide the battery cover as shown to remove
from the device.
2. Insert batteries into designated areas
ensuring a correct match with positive (+)
and negative (-) terminals.
3. Return battery cover by sliding back on to
monitoring device.
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TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Tips for Blood Pressure Monitoring:
☞ Relax for 5 to 10 minutes prior to measurement
☞ Remove watch, jewelry or tight-fitting garments
☞ Use left wrist unless otherwise recommended by physician
Now you are ready to follow these simple steps:
1. Sit comfortably in a chair near a flat surface.
2. With palm facing upward, attach monitor to
left wrist and fasten securely. The top edge of
the cuff should align with the crease of your
wrist.
3. Position your wrist so it is level with your
heart, using an arm rest if needed.
Positioning of the wrist at heart level is
critical for accurate measurement.
NOTE: To stop inflation at any time, press START
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4. Press START button. All symbols will briefly appear, and the
cuff will begin to inflate. It is normal for cuff to feel very tight.
5. Remain still and refrain from talking or moving during reading.
NOTE: If a reading is not correctly detected, the device will start
to automatically re-inflate.
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TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
6. After the cuff is fully inflated, it will automatically start to
deflate and ❤ (heart symbol) will appear to indicate that
measurement is in progress. Once the pulse is detected, the
symbol will flash with each pulse beat.
7. When measurement is complete,
SYSTOLIC
the systolic and diastolic pressure
and pulse rate readings are displayed.
DIASTOLIC
The cuff will automatically deflate
completely, expelling all remaining
PULSE
air.
8. Press START button once to turn off power. The device has an
automatic power-down feature which turns off power automatically one minute after measurement is obtained.
For the most useful blood pressure history, we recommend that
you record the date and time after each measurement. The most
accurate history relies not on a single or sporadic readings, but
on a consistent monitoring pattern over time.
NOTE: If you wish to take your blood pressure measurement
again, relax and wait 5-10 minutes to enable the flow of blood
in the arm to return to normal.
NOTE: If you have poor blood circulation in winter (especially
when your hands and wrists are cold), you may not get a blood
pressure measurement.
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT?
The UB-328 Blood Pressure Monitor provides a blood pressure and
pulse rate measurement even when an irregular heartbeat occurs.
An irregular heartbeat is defined as a heartbeat that varies by 25%
from the average of all heartbeat intervals during the blood pressure measurement. It is important that you relax, remain still and
refrain from talking during measurements.
NOTE: We recommend contacting your physician if you see this
symbol frequently.
ABOUT AVERAGE READING
The UB-328 provides an average blood pressure
reading based on the total measurements stored in
memory. Press and release the Memory ("M") button to see the average blood pressure reading. The
average blood pressure reading will appear and the
number of measurements stored in memory appear
for approximately five seconds.
AVERAGE
NUMBER OF MEASUREMENTS
STORED IN MEMORY
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ABOUT MEMORY
ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
The UB-328 automatically stores up to 30 blood pressure and
pulse measurements in its memory. Measurements stored in memory are assigned an index number in the order of the newest to the
oldest. The oldest reading displays as "n01".
To retrieve readings, follow these simple steps:
Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the walls of
the arteries. Systolic pressure occurs when the heart contracts;
diastolic pressure occurs when the heart expands. Blood pressure
is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
1. When the display screen is blank, press and release the
Memory button. You will see the average blood pressure reading displayed. Press and release the Memory button again.
You will see the index number of the most recent reading followed by the measurement.
2. If you want to retrieve other measurements in memory, press
and release the Memory button repeatedly until the desired
index number is reached (e.g. n14). The measurement will
then be displayed.
3. The display will shut off automatically a few seconds after the
readings are displayed.
Blood pressure is affected by many factors: age, weight, time of day,
activity level, climate, altitude and season. Certain activities can
significantly alter blood pressure. Walking can raise systolic pressure by 12 mmHg and diastolic pressure by 5.5 mmHg. Sleeping
can decrease systolic blood pressure by as much as 10 mmHg.
Taking your blood pressure repeatedly without waiting an interval
of 5 to 10 minutes between readings, or without raising your arm
to allow blood to flow back to the heart, can also affect it.
In addition to these factors, diet beverages containing caffeine or
alcohol, certain medications, emotional stress and even tight-fitting clothes can make a difference in the readings.
What Causes Variations In Blood Pressure?
An individual’s blood pressure varies greatly from day to day and
season to season. In hypersensitive individuals, these variations
are even more pronounced. Normally, blood pressure rises during
work or play and falls to its lowest levels during sleep.
Fluctuation within a day (case: 35 year old male)
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To clear the measurement history from memory, remove the batteries from the unit and then place the batteries back into the battery holder.
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
Assessing High Blood Pressure
The following standards for assessing high blood pressure (without regard to age) have been established as a guideline.
BP Classification
Normal
Prehypertension
Stage 1 Hypertension
Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg)
<120
120-139
140-159
≥160
and <80
or 80-89
or 90-99
or ≥100
SOURCE: The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on
Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - May 2003.
What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the diagnosis given when
readings consistently rise above normal. It is well known that
hypertension can lead to stroke, heart attack or other illness if left
untreated. Referred to as a “silent killer” because it does not
always produce symptoms that alert you to the problem, hypertension is treatable when diagnosed early. Those who fall within the
Prehypertensive range are more likely to develop hypertension in
the future.
Can Hypertension Be Controlled?
In many individuals, hypertension can be controlled by altering
lifestyle and minimizing stress, and by appropriate medication prescribed and monitored by your doctor. The American Heart
Association recommends the following lifestyle suggestions to prevent or control hypertension:
Don’t smoke.
Reduce salt and fat intake.
Maintain proper weight.
Exercise routinely.
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Have regular physical
checkups.
Monitor your blood
pressure at periodic
intervals.
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Why Measure Blood Pressure at Home?
It is now well known that, for many individuals, blood pressure
readings taken in a doctor’s office or hospital setting might be elevated as a result of apprehension and anxiety. This response is
commonly called “white coat hypertension.” One way to determine whether this is the case for you is to take your home monitor to the doctor’s office and, before the doctor or nurse takes your
pressure, do it yourself on your home monitor and compare it to
your record of home readings.
In any case, self-measurement at home supplements your doctor’s
readings and provides a more accurate, complete blood pressure
history. In addition, clinical studies have shown that the detection
and treatment of hypertension is improved when patients both
consult their physicians and monitor their own blood pressure at
home.
Keys to Successful Monitoring:
Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day. We recommend that
you are consistent in your daily measurement routine:
• Measure at the same time every day.
• Sit in the same chair/position.
• Relax for 5 minutes before measurement.
• Sit still during measurement – no talking, eating or sudden
movements.
• Record your measurement in a logbook.
How Do I Record My Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure readings are typically recorded with the systolic
pressure written first, followed by a slash mark and the diastolic
pressure. For example, 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic
measurements are written as 120/80. Pulse is simply written with
the letter “P” followed by the pulse rate—P 72, for example.
Please see Page E-12 for the blood pressure record.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
B L O O D
P R E S S U R E
Name :
DATE
Age :
AM
SYS/DIA
PULSE
R E C O R D
Weight :
PM
SYS/DIA
Problem
Probable cause
Corrective action
Display is blank,
even when the
power is turned
on.
Battery is drained.
Replace with a new battery.
The device will
not measure.
Readings are too
high or too low.
The cuff is not fastened properly.
PULSE
1/14 9:30 132/98 P 69 6:30 128/87 P 63
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Battery terminals are Place the battery with
negative and positive ternot in the correct
minals matching those
position.
indicated in the battery
compartment.
Fasten the cuff correctly.
You moved your arm Make sure you remain
very still and quiet during
or body during the
the measurement.
measurement.
The Position of your Position your wrist so it
wrist is not correct. is level with your heart,
using an arm rest if
needed.
Other
The blood pressure See Pg E-11 “Why
Measure Blood Pressure
reading is different
from that measured at Home?”
at a clinic or doctor’s
office.
Remove the battery.
Place back in correctly,
and try the measurement
again.
NOTE: If the actions described above do not solve the problem, contact A&D Medical or Auto Control Medical at the numbers listed at
the bottom of these pages. Do not attempt to repair the device yourself.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .UB-328
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oscillometric
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Digital, 10/7-mm character height,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure/pulse displayed simultaneously
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 readings
Measurement range . . . . . . .Pressure: 20 mmHg to 280 mmHg
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pulse: 40 pulses to 200 pulses/minute
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure: +3 mmHg or 2%, whichever
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .is greater, Pulse: +5%
Pressurization . . . . . . . . . . . . .Automatic, using micropump
Depressurization . . . . . . . . . .Constant air release-valve system
Power source . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 type AAA (1.5 volt) alkaline batteries
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(not included)
Battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Approximately 400 measurements
Operating environment . . . .50ºF to 104ºF (10ºC to 40ºC)
Less than 95% relative humidity
Storage environment . . . . . .14ºF to 140ºF (-10ºC to 60ºC)
Less than 95% relative humidity
Wrist Circumference Range 5.3 – 7.7”(13.5 – 19.5 cm),
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Length: 3.1” (79 mm), Width: 2.9”
(73 mm), Height: 2.3” (58 mm),
Dimensions with case . . . . . .Length: 4.0” (102 mm), Width: 3.0”
(76 mm), Height: 3.3” (83 mm),
approximately
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2 oz. (120 g) without batteries
Blood pressure measurements determined by the UB-328 are
equivalent to those obtained by a trained observer using the
cuff/stethoscope auscultation method within the limits prescribed
by the American National Standards Institute for electronic or
automated sphygmomanometers.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Our products are designed and manufactured using the latest
scientific and technological methods, and offer accurate, easy to
use, home monitoring and treatment options. The product line
includes:
Aneroid Blood Pressure Kits
Blood Pressure Cuffs
Digital Blood Pressure Monitors
Digital Thermometers
Heart Rate Monitors
Personal Health Scales
Stethoscopes
This LifeSource product is covered by a Lifetime
Warranty. See warranty card for details.
For more information regarding use, care or servicing of your
Blood Pressure Monitor, contact:
A&D Medical
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
LifeSource Health Line (Toll-Free): 1-888-726-9966
www.LifeSourceOnline.com
For Canada Residents, please contact:
Auto Control Medical
6695 Millcreek Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 5R8 Canada
Auto Control (Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
www.autocontrol.com
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IMPORTANT!
If You Need Assistance with the Set-Up or Operation
We Can Help!
Please call us FIRST before contacting your retailer at
LifeSource Health Line
1-888-726-9966 - Toll Free
1-800-463-5414 - In Canada
A specially trained representative will assist you
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
www.LifeSourceOnline.com
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
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