Why can't the patient take a blood pressure reading? Follow
There are two models of blood pressure devices; however, both work the same way. A Care Team member should have previously determined the correct size for the patient. If you believe sizing could be the issue,
- Have the patient find a place in their home where they can be seated with the device next to them. A chair with a side table is usually the best option.
- Have the patient put the cuff on their arm and pull up to above their elbow with the tubing pointing down toward their inner forearm.
- Have the patient tighten the cuff on their arm. The cuff should be tight enough to stay on their arm but loose enough to put two fingers between the cuff and arm. If this is not possible, call Vivify support to start a cuff swap process.
- Once all above steps have been taken, have the patient press the round Start button.
Note: It can take up to 30 seconds to transmit readings to the tablet after the reading has shown on the device.