by Cathy Parkes December 04, 2019 Updated: December 29, 2021
Blood pressure cuffs: If the cuff is too large, you will get a falsely low reading. If the cuff is too small, you will get a falsely high reading. Cuff width should be 40% of arm circumference. Bladder should surround 80% of arm circumference.
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