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Manual Aneroid Blood Pressure Monitor
M o d e l 7682/7683
Sunbeam-Oster Household Products
Before operating this unit please read these instructions completely.
1. DO Read instructions carefully before using Monitor.
2. DO Rest arm on a flat surface so that upper arm is at heart level when
taking measurements.
3. DO Remain calm, quiet and still when measurements are being taken.
4. DO make sure that the cuff is in the proper position according to your
instruction manual.
5. DO Insure that the exhaust velocity is 2-5 mmHg per second at the systolic
point each time a measurement is taken.
6. DO Wait at least 10 minutes between taking measurements.
7. DO Pump unit pressure 30 to 60 mmHg above normal systolic before
beginning measurement.
8. DO Consult your physician before adjusting your medication based on
readings from this Monitor.
9. DO Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the instrument.
1. DO NOT move arms or hands when measurement is being taken.
2. DO NOT talk or chew when measurement is being taken.
3. DO NOT turn exhaust valve too quickly when adjusting for systolic and
diastolic readings.
4. DO NOT take a series of measurements without waiting at least 10 minutes
between measurements.
5.- DO NOT adjust medication based on readings from this Monitor.
6. DO NOT make any adjustments to unit, there are no user serviceable parts.
Call 7-800-597-5978 for further instructions.
DO NOT smoke during or at least 30 minutes prior to taking blood pressure
DO NOT drop or otherwise mechanically shock the dial gauge. This is a
delicate precision device.
DO NOT fold the Arm Cuff or Rubber Cuff Hose tightly during storage, as
such treatment may shorten the life of the components.
Manufactured to meet specifications set by the Association for the
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Standards for assessment of high or low blood pressure, without regard to age,
have been established by the World Health Organization (WHO), as shown in this
(Fig. 1)
pressure type
Reference Material: investigation into Adult Diseases Report by the Ministry of Health
and Social Security, 1971.
Individual blood pressures vary greatly both on a daily and a seasonal basis.
These variations are even more pronounced in hypertense patients. Normally the
blood pressure rises while at work and is at its lowest during the sleeping
period. The graph below illustrates the variations in blood pressure over a whole
day with measurement taken every five minutes.
Shown is data for measurements taken every 5 minutes. The thick line represents sleep
The rise in blood pressure at 4 PM (A in the graph) and 12 PM (B in the graph) correspond to an attack of pain and sexual intercourse. (Beven, Honour & Stott: Clin. Sci.
36:329, 1969.)
arm cuff
bulb hose
exhaust valve
ear pieces
*Model 7683 has the stethescope attached
1. Sit comfortably next to a table or flat
surface. Roll up the sleeve on your left
arm. (Left arm is preferred but right
arm is acceptable.) Place your left arm
on the table in a slightly bent position
with upper arm level with the heart,
with your palm facing @ward.
fig. 1
2. Locate the brachial artery (fig. 1). It
is above the bend of the elbow when
the palm is laid upwards on a’flat surface. Feel for your pulse with the first
two fingers of your free hand, pressing
down firmly next to the muscle on the
inside of the arm. Slip the Arm Cuff
over your arm with the arrow marked
“artery” over your brachial artery (fig.
2) Adjust the Arm Cuff, using the velcro strip so that it fits snugly enough to
maintain its position. (Make sure arm
cuff is comfortable, not too tight or too
3. Insert the Stethoscope Bell, flat
side (Diaphragm) down, underneath
the Arm Cuff, .and over your brachial
artery (fig. 3). If your model has the
stethoscope bell attached to the arm
cuff, place the stethoscope bell over
the brachial artery.
4. Be sure to close the Exhaust
Valve on the rubber bulb by turning
in a clockwise direction (fig. 4).
5. Hold the Gauge at heart level in
the hand of your cuffed arm (fig. 5). If
your unit has a clip on the back of the
Gauge that allows for attachment on a
strap on the Arm Cuff, follow (fig. 6).
Place the ear pieces inside your ears.
6. Using your free hand, pump the
Rubber Bulb so that the Arm Cuff
inflates until the sound of your heart
beat disappears or the,gauge reads
30-60 mmHg above your normal
systolic reading (approximately
180-200 mmHg).
fig. 2
fig. 3
fig. 4
fig. 5
7. Slowly turn the Exhaust
Valve ccunter-clockwise with
your thumb and index finger
to an exhaust rate of 2 to 3
mmHg per second as seen on
the dial. If the deflation rate
(exhaust rate) is too fast, it
will not read you blood
pressure correctly or may not
read at all. A muffled thumping sound becomes audible as
pressure falls. The dial reading when you hear the first
pulse sound (muffled thumping sound) from artery is recorded as
the SYSTOLIC pressure. The point at which the pulse sound is no
longer heard is recorded asthe DIASTOLIC pressure.
For example, your readings can be recorded as 120/80 which is
read “120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic).”
8. Release remaining air in the Arm Cuff by turning the Exhaust
Valve counterclockwise. Remove Arm Cuff.
Note: Make sure air is completely deflated and gauge’returns to
the zero zone. If the pointer does not return to zero, please contact
our consumer affairs -office at l-800-597-5978.
zero zone
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force of blood flowing against the walls of the
arteries. Arterial blood pressure is constantly changing during the course of the cardiac
cycle. The highest pressure in the cycle is called the SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE;
the lowest is the DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE. Both pressure readings, the
SYSTOLIC and DIASTOLIC, are necessary to enable a physician to evaluate the status of
a patient’s blood pressure. Many factors such as physical activity, anxiety, or the time of
day, can influence your blood pressure. Blood pressure is typically low in the morning and
increases from afternoon to evening. It is lower in the summer and higher in the winter.
Why Is It a Good Thing to Measure Blood Pressure at Home?
Having one’s blood pressure measured by a doctor in a hospital or a clinic, and group
health checks, tend to stimulate nervousness in the subject and may even create high blood
pressure. Also blood pressure varies in accordance with a variety of conditions, and so
judgement is not possible on the basis of a single measurement. (See Fig. 2)
The blood pressure measured first thing in the morning after getting up, before taking any
food, and with the subject still, is known as the fundamental blood pressure. In practice it
is rather difficult to record the fundamental blood pressure, but to come as near as possible
to measuring the blood pressure in an environment that is close to this, is why it is useful
to take the measurement at home.
Systolic: The highest point of blood pressure; level of blood pressure produced
as your heart beats.
Diastolic: The lowest point of blood pressure; level of blood pressure produced
as your heart rests between beats.
Millimeters of Mercury (mmHg): Blood pressure is measured in terms of the
height of mercury in a column. Measurements are written one over the other.
For example, a systolic pressure of 120 mmHg and diastolic pressure of 80
mmHg is expressed as “120 over 80.”
IMPORTANT: Only a physician is qualified to interpret your blood pressure
measurements, and no device can replace regular medical examinations by
your physician. It is recommended that your physician review your procedure
for using this blood pressure monitor. Your physician should verify blood
pressure measurements before making adjustments to medication.
Sunbeam-Oster Household Products warrants that, for a period of one year from date of purchase, this
product shall be free of mechanical and electrical defects in material and workmanship. Our
obligation hereunder is limited to repair or replacement, at our option, of this product during the
warranty period, provided the product is sent postage prepaid directly to our factory service center:
117 Central Industrial Row
Purvis, MS 39475
DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR WARRANTY CLAIM. this warranty does not cover normal wear
of pads, damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on
improper voltage or current, use contrary to operating instructions, or disassembly, repair, or
alteration by any person other than our factory service center. Product repair or replacement as
provided under the above warranty is your exclusive remedy. Sunbeam Corporation (of which
Sunbeam-oster Household Products is a division,), shall not be liable for any incidental or
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