ADC 6015 Instruction manual

ADC 6015 Instruction manual
Digital Wrist
Blood Pressure
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Instruction Manual
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1. Introduction
1.1. Features of your blood pressure monitor
This blood pressure monitor, with integrated time/date display, is a fully automatic, digital blood pressure measuring device for use on the wrist. It enables very fast and reliable measurement of the systolic
and diastolic blood pressure as well as pulse by way of the oscillometric method of measuring. This device offers a very high degree of accuracy demonstrated through clinical studies. It is also very easy to use.
Before using, please read through this instruction manual carefully and then keep
it in a safe place. For further questions on the subject of blood pressure and its measurement, please contact your doctor.
1.2. Important information about self-measurement
Caution: Self measurement of blood pressure helps your health care professional
assist in the management of your blood pressure. Unusual values must always be
discussed with your doctor. Under no circumstances should you alter the
dosages of any drugs prescribed by your doctor.
The pulse display is not suitable for checking the functioning of heart pacemakers!
In cases of cardiac irregularity, measurements made with this instrument should
only be evaluated by your doctor.
Electromagnetic interference:
The device contains sensitive electronic components (Microcomputer). Therefore, avoid strong electrical or electromagnetic fields in the direct vicinity of the device, such as cellular telephones and microwave ovens. These devices, when in operation close to your blood pressure monitor, can lead to
temporary impairment of the measuring accuracy.
2. Warnings and Precautions
Warning: The device contains sensitive electronic components. Avoid strong electrical or electromagnetic fields in the direct vicinity of the device (e.g., mobile telephones, microwave ovens). These can
lead to temporary impairment of the measuriong accuracy.
Warning: Use of this instrument on patients under dialysis therapy or on anticoagulant, antiplatelets,
or steroids could cause internal bleeding.
Warning: Do not use cuffs, AC adapters or batteries other than those included with this product or replacement parts supplied by the manufacturer.
Warning: This system may fail to yield specified measurement accuracy if operated or stored in temperature or humidity conditions outside the limits stated in the specifications section of this manual.
Warning: This product may contain a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
Caution: The standard material used is latex-free.
Attention: Self-measurement means control, not diagnosis or treatment. Unusual values must always
be discussed with your doctor. Under no circumstances should you alter the dosages of any drugs prescribed by your doctor.
Attention: The pulse display is not suitable for checking the frequency of heart pacemakers!
Attention: In cases of irregular heartbeat, measurements made with this instrument should only be
evaluated after consultation with your doctor.
NOTE: To obtain the greatest accuracy from your blood pressure instrument, it is recommended that
the instrument be used within a temperature range of 50°F (10°C) to 104°F (40°C), with a relative
humidity range of 15-90% (non-condensing).
3. Important information on blood pressure and its measurement
3.1. How does high/low blood pressure arise?
Your level of blood pressure is determined in a part of the brain called the circulatory center.
This part of your brain responds to a situation through feedback with the nervous system.To adjust
the blood pressure, the strength and frequency of the heart (Pulse) as well as the width of circulatory
blood vessels is altered. Blood vessel width is altered by fine muscles in the blood vessel walls.
The level of arterial blood pressure changes periodically during heart activity: During blood ejection from the heart (Systole) the value is maximal (systolic blood pressure value). At the end of the
heart’s rest period, Diastole or diastolic blood pressure value, blood pressure falls to a low value.
Blood pressure values must lie within certain normal ranges in order to prevent particular diseases.
3.2 Which values are normal?
Blood pressure is too high if at rest, your diastolic pressure is above 90mmHg and/or the
systolic blood pressure is over 160mmHg. You should bring these values to the attention of
your doctor immediately. Long-term values at this level endanger your health due to
the associated advancing damage to the blood vessels in your body.
Should the systolic blood pressure values lie between 140mmHg and 160mmHg
and/or the diastolic blood pressure values between 90mmHg and 95mmHg, please
consult your doctor, and check your blood pressure regularly.
With blood pressure values that are too low, i.e. systolic values under 105mmHg
and/or diastolic values under 60mmHg, please consult your doctor.
Even with normal blood pressure values, a regular self-check with your blood pressure monitor is recommended. In this way you can detect possible changes in your values early and react
appropriately, in consultation with your physician.
If you are undergoing medical treatment to control your blood pressure, please keep a
record of your blood pressure levels by carrying out regular self-measurements at specific times
of the day. Show these values to your doctor. Never use the results of your measurements
to discontinue or independently alter the drug doses prescribed by your doctor.
The following standards for assessing high blood pressure in adults have been established by
the National Institutes of Health JNC7.
Stage 1
Stage 2
120 - 139
80 - 89
140 - 159
90 - 99
Further information
• If your values are mostly standard under resting conditions but exceptionally high under conditions of physical or psychological stress, it is possible that you are suffering from so-called “labile
hypertension”. Please consult your doctor if you suspect that this might be the case.
• Diastolic blood pressure values above 120mmHg require immediate medical treatment.
3.3. What can be done if regular high/low values are obtained?
Please consult your doctor.
Increased blood pressure values (various forms of hypertension) are associated with considerable health risks. The concern is the arterial blood vessels of your body, which are endangered due to
constriction caused by deposits in the vessel walls. (Arteriosclerosis) This can and does cause deficient supply of blood to important organs such as the heart, brain, and muscles. Furthermore, with
long-term continuously increased blood pressure values, the heart will become structurally damaged.
There are many different causes of high blood pressure. We differentiate between common primary (essential) hypertension, and secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension (high) can be related to specific organ malfunctions. Please consult your doctor for information about the possible
origins of your own increased blood pressure values.
Lifestyle changes may assist in the reduction of a medically established high blood pressure prevention. These lifestyle changes should be practiced on a continual basis:
1. Eating habits
Strive for a healthy weight corresponding to your age.
Avoid excessive consumption of common salt. (Many packed foods contain large amounts of
Avoid fatty foods.
2. Previous illnesses
Consistently follow any medical instructions for treating previous illness such as:
Sugar Diabetes (Diabetes mellitus)
Fat metabolism disorder
3. Habits
Smokers should give up smoking completely.
If you drink alcohol, do so in moderate amounts only.
Restrict your caffeine consumption (Coffee, coke, tea, chocolate, etc.).
4. Physical constitutioning:
After a medical examination and clearance from your doctor, exercise regularly.
Choose sports which require stamina and avoid those which require strength.
Avoid reaching the limit of your performance.
With previous illnesses and/or an age of over 40 years, please consult your doctor before beginning your physical activities. Your doctor will advise you regarding the physical activities that are best for you.
4. Components of your blood pressure monitor
Your ADC® wrist type blood pressure monitor consists of:
Time &
Memory button
Battery Cover
Start/Stop button
Wrist Cuff
Cuff fits wrist size 5½” to 7¾” inches.
5. Operation of your blood pressure monitor
5.1. Inserting the batteries
After you have unpacked your device, insert the batteries. The battery compartment is located on the
left side of the device (see illustration).
a) Remove cover as illustrated.
b) Insert the batteries (2 x size AAA 1.5V) following the indicated polarity
and replace battery cover.
c) If the battery warning appears in the display, the batteries are dis
charged and must be replaced by new ones.
After the low battery indication warning appears, the device will not function until the batteries
have been replaced.
Please use “AAA” Long Life or Alkaline 1.5V Batteries. Rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
If the blood pressure monitor is left unused for long periods, remove the batteries from the device.
Functional check:
Press and hold the Start/Stop button to test the unit. When functioning correctly many icons will
*If the unit is not functioning properly or is not functioning at all after battery insertion, check to
ensure correct placement. See + and - symbols inside battery compartment.
Note: You must set the current time and date after inserting the batteries, and each time you remove the batteries.
5.2. Checking the current time/date/year setting
Press and hold the Date/Time button. The date and time will be displayed.
5.3. Setting the time and date
This blood pressure monitor has an integrated clock with date display. This allows you to store blood
pressure values corresponding to time of day and date. A total of 30 measurements with time and day
will automatically be stored. After new batteries have been inserted, the clock begins to run from the
following setting: 2003-01-01 00:00 o’clock.
You must then set the date and current time. For this, please proceed as follows (Example: Entering
06-15-2008 Time 09:30 A.M.):
1) Press the DATE/TIME button for at least 3 seconds. The display
now indicates the set year, during which the characters blink.
2) The correct year can be entered by pressing the MEMORY button. (Example: Pressing 6 times changes to 2008).
3) Press the DATE/TIME button again. The display now switches to
the date, during which the first character (month) blinks.
4) The current month can now be entered by pressing the MEMORY
5) Press the DATE/TIME button again. The last two characters (day)
are now blinking.
6) The corresponding day can now be entered by pressing the
MEMORY button.
7) Press the DATE/TIME button again. The display now switches to
the current time, during which the first character (hour) blinks.
8) The corresponding hour can now be entered by pressing the
MEMORY button.
9) Press the DATE/TIME button again. The last two characters (minutes) now blink.
10) The exact time (minutes) can now be entered pressing the MEMORY
11) Now after all settings have been made, press the TIME button once
again. The input is now complete and the clock begins to run. You can
check the time and date settings by pushing the time button.
6. Measurement Procedure
6.1. Before the measurement:
Avoid eating, smoking, and all forms of exertion before taking your blood pressure.
All these factors influence the measurement result. Try to find time to relax by sitting in an
armchair in a quiet atmosphere for about ten minutes before measurement.
Always measure on the same wrist (normally left).
Attempt to measure regularly at the same time of day, since your blood pressure changes during the course of the day.
6.2. Common sources of error:
Note: Comparable blood pressure measurements always require the same conditions! Taking
pressure when relaxed in a quiet environment is important.
All efforts to hold your arm up can increase blood pressure. Make sure you are in a comfortable, relaxed position and do not activate any of the muscles in the measurement arm during
the measurement. Use a cushion for support if necessary.
It is very important to have your blood pressure monitor at heart level.
Support your arm with a pillow. Taking your pressure with the monitor lower than heart level
results in a false high reading.
If the monitor is higher than heart level, a false low reading will result.
A variation of 6 inches between monitor and heart level can result in a reading error of + or 10 mmHg.
A loose cuff causes false measurement values.
With repeated measurements, blood accumulates in the measurement arm, which can lead to
false results. Correctly executed blood pressure measurements should be repeated after a 5
minute pause, and after the arm has been held up in order to allow the accumulated blood to
flow away for at least 3 minutes.
6.3. Fitting the cuff
a) Remove all jewelry and watches. The palm of your hand should be facing you. Apply the
cuff so that the display is facing you.
b) The distance between the cuff and the hand should be 1/4” to 1/2” inch.
c) Secure the cuff with the hook and loop adhesive so that it lies comfortably and not too tight. It should be comfortable.
d) Lay your arm on a table with your palm upwards. Support your arm with
a cushion so that the cuff rests at about the same height as the heart. Remain still
for 2 minutes, sitting quietly, before beginning a measurement.
6.4. Measuring procedure (Measure in a seated position only. Stay
After the cuff has been appropriately positioned, and your arm is supported at
0.5~1.0 cm
heart level, the measurement can begin:
a) Press the Start/Stop button. The pump begins to inflate the cuff. In the
display, the increasing cuff pressure is continually displayed.
b) After automatically reaching the correct inflation pressure, the pump stops
and the pressure slowly falls.The cuff pressure (large characters) is disSTART/STOP
played during the measurement. When the device has detected the pulse,
the heart symbol in the display begins to blink and a beep tone is audible
for every pulse beat.
c) When the measurement is complete, a long beep tone sounds. The measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure values as well as the pulse are displayed.
The measurement results are displayed until you switch the device off by pressing
the START/STOP button. If no button is pressed for 5 minutes, the device switches
off automatically to save the batteries.
6.5. Discontinuing a measurement
If it is necessary to interrupt a blood pressure measurement for any reason (e.g. the
patient feels unwell), the Start/Stop button should be pressed at any time. The device then immediately lowers the cuff pressure automatically.
6.6. Memory – storage and recall of the measurements
This blood pressure monitor automatically stores each of the last 30 measurement
values. By pressing the MEMORY button,the last measurement ( MR 01) as well
as the last 29 measurements ( MR 02, MR 03, ..., MR 30) can be displayed, one
after the other. Continue to press the Memory button to see other stored measurements.
Understanding memory readings
Dec. 5
MR 02
( MR 01: Values of the last measurement) ( MR 02- MR 30: Values of the
(Alternating display)
measurements before MR 01)
Clearing the Memory
Press and hold the Memory button until a “CL” is displayed. Audible tone will signal when the memory has been cleared.
Further information
Repeating measurements without resting in between results in inaccurate readings. Wait several minutes in a relaxed position, sitting or lying, before you repeat a measurement.
7. Error messages/Troubleshooting
If an error occurs during a measurement, the measurement is discontinued and a corresponding error code is displayed (Example: Err 2).
Error No.
Err 1
Err 2
Err 3
Possible cause(s)
No pulse has been detected. Cuff may be positioned incorrectly.
The arm was moved during the measurement.
Inflation of the cuff took too long. The cuff is not positioned correctly.
Other possible errors and their solutions
The display remains blank when the
unit is switched on although the
batteries are in place.
1. Check batteries for correct polarity
and if necessary re-insert.
2. If the display functions erratically
re-insert batteries or exchange them.
The device frequently fails to measure
the blood pressure values, or the
values measured are too low or too high.
1. Check the positioning of the cuff.
2. Measure the blood pressure again
while resting in a quiet environment.
See 5.1 and 5.2
Every measurement results in different
1. Your blood pressure changes minute
values, although the device functions
to minute within a narrow range.
normally and expected values are displayed.
Slight variations are not abnormal.
Blood pressure values differ from
those measured by your doctor.
1. Record your daily values and consult your
doctor. Often measurements at
the doctor’s office are high due to anxiety.
Further Information
Your blood pressure is subject to fluctuations even in healthy people. Comparable
measurements always require the same conditions. (Quiet conditions)! If you are
carefully following the directions in this booklet and the fluctuations in your readings
are larger than 15mmHg, and/or you hear irregular pulse tones on several occasions,
please consult your doctor.
Consult ADC® if your monitor seems to be defective. Never attempt to repair the instrument
Any unauthorized opening of the instrument invalidates all warranty claims!
8. Care and Maintenance
a) Do not expose the device to extreme temperatures, humidity, dust or direct sunlight.
b) The cuff contains a sensitive air-tight bladder. Handle this carefully and avoid all types of straining through twisting or buckling.
c) Clean the device with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use gasoline, thinners, or similar solvent. Spots on
the cuff can be removed carefully with a damp cloth and soapsuds. The cuff must not be washed!
d) Do not drop the instrument or treat it roughly in any way. Avoid strong vibrations.
e) Never open the device! This will invalidate the manufacturers warranty!
9. Warranty
Your ADC® blood pressure monitor is guaranteed for 5 years against manufacturers’ defects for
the original purchaser only, from date of purchase. The warranty does not apply to damage caused by
improper handling, accidents, professional use, not following the operating instructions or alterations
made to the instrument by third parties.
There are no user serviceable parts inside. Batteries or damage from old batteries is not covered by the
warranty. The warranty is honored only after the unit has been registered at
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10. Certifications
Device standard:
This device is manufactured to meet United States standards for non-invasive blood pressure monitors:
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Device fulfills the stipulations of the European
standard IEC60601-1-2
11. Technical specifications:
Storage temperature:
Operating humidity:
Operation temperature:
Measuring method:
Pressure sensor:
Measuring range:
Cuff pressure display range:
Measuring resolution:
4.8oz. (137g) (with batteries + cuff)
3.27” x 2.9” x 2.6” (83 x 76 x 66mm) (including cuff)
-4°F to 131°F (–20°C to 55°C)
15 to 90% relative humidity maximum
50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
30 to 280 mmHg
40 to 200 beats per minute
0-299 mmHg
Stores 30 measurements
1 mmHg
Pressure within ± 3 mmHg
Pulse ± 5 %
2 size AAA, 1.5V batteries
storage case
Power source:
Technical alterations reserved
Inspected in the U.S.A.
Made in China
tel: 631-273-9600, 1-800-232-2670
fax: 631-273-9659
55 Commerce Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Unit 6, PO14 1TH
United Kingdom
IB p/n 93-6015-00 rev 6 english
email: [email protected]
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