How to Calibrate a Sphygmomanometer?


In order to calibrate a Sphygmomanometer, you need to have another type of Sphygmomanometer in order to make a comparison. You must be sure that one is accurate. Connect them together with a T-piece. Connect the third arm to an inflation bulb. Compare the readings.
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You can calibrate an aneroid Sphygmomanometer by comparing its readings with those of a mercury type. Connect the gauges together using a glass T-piece and connect the third arm to an inflation bulb. Inflate and compare the readings. In case of a linear error correct by carefully bending the needle.
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1. Remove the gauge from the aneroid sphygmomanometer (AS) and attach it to the open tubing of the digital BP calibration kit. Before the concerns of mercury exposure, aneroid were
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The cuff is normally placed smoothly and snugly around the right arm, at
They are accurate "by definition". The density of the mercury does not change, the scale will not change. The only problem with these of course is that they contain quite
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