Care and Maintenance

ADC sphygmomanometers are built to handle the challenges you face in the field every day. With proper care and maintenance, you will experience a lifetime of excellent quality and performance from your ADC product.

STORAGE:

For Aneroid (Pocket) Gauges: After measurement, fully exhaust cuff, then wrap cuff around gauge and bulb and store in zippered carrying case.

For Palm Gauges: After measurement, fully exhaust cuff and store in zippered carrying case. If unit will not be used for an extended period of time, leave the trigger valve in the full exhaust position.

For Clock Gauges: After measurement, fully exhaust cuff, then wrap cuff around bulb and store in storage compartment.

NOTE: In order to ensure that you have the best experience with your sphygmomanometer, we recommend storing them at temperatures ranging from 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) at a relative humidity level of 15% to 85%.

Manometer: The manometer (gauge) attached to your sphygmomanometer requires minimal care and maintenance. The manometer may be cleaned with a soft cloth, but should not be dismantled under any circumstances. Gauge accuracy can be checked visually; simply be certain the needle rests within the printed oval when the unit is fully deflated.

Should the indicator needle of the manometer rest outside of this calibration mark, then the manometer must be re-calibrated to within ±3 mmHg when compared to a reference device that has been certified to national or international measurement standards. A manometer whose indicator needle is resting outside of this mark, is NOT acceptable for use. We recommend that you perform a calibration check every 2 years.

Cuff Cleaning and Disinfecting:

Use one or more of the following methods and allow to air dry:

  • Wipe with mild detergent and water solution (1:9 solution). Rinse.
  • Wipe with Enzol per manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse.
  • Wipe with .5% bleach and water solution. Rinse.
  • Wipe with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
  • Launder with mild detergent in warm water, normal wash cycle. (Note: Remove bladder first. Cuff is compatible with 5 wash cycles).

Low Level Disinfection:

Remove the bladder from the cuff. Prepare Enzol enzymatic detergent according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray detergent solution liberally onto cuff and use a sterile brush to agitate the detergent solution over entire cuff surface for five minutes. Rinse continuously with distilled water for five minutes. To disinfect, first follow the cleaning steps above, then spray cuff with 10% bleach solution until saturated, agitate with a sterile brush over entire cuff surface for five minutes. Rinse continuously with distilled water for five minutes. Wipe off excess water with sterile cloth and allow cuff to air dry.

CAUTION: Do not iron cuff.

CAUTION: Do not heat or steam sterilize cuff.

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