The Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is a fully automatic monitor that provides an easy and convenient way to check your blood pressure. It features Omron’s Intellisense technology which determines the optimum speed and pressure for gentle inflation and deflation for a more comfortable experience. It uses the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. When the cuff inflates, this monitor senses the pressure pulsations of the artery underneath the cuff. This monitor has an early high blood pressure indicator, irregular heartbeat detection and also has clinical validation. The monitor also has a cuff wrap guide and a 30 readings memory. The wrist cuff fits wrists of 13.5 to 21.5cm.
Size: 84mm x 21mm x 62mm.
The Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor contains:
- RS2 blood pressure monitor
- Instruction Manual
- Blood Pressure Pass
- Batteries and Storage case
The Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor uses the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. When the cuff inflates, this monitor senses the pressure pulsations of the artery underneath the cuff. The pulses are called oscillometric pulses. The electronic pressure sensor displays a digital reading of blood pressure.
The monitor is intended for use in measuring blood pressure and pulse rate in adult patient population with wrist circumference ranging from 13.5cm to 21.5cm. This monitor detects the appearance of irregular heartbeats, and is mainly designed for general household use.
• Push down the hook of the battery cover and pull downward
• Insert 2 “AAA” alkaline batteries as indicated in the battery compartment
• Close the battery cover
• When the battery symbol flashes on the display, it is recommended you replace batteries
• To replace batteries, turn your monitor off and remove all batteries, then replace with 2 new alkaline batteries at the same time
• Replacing batteries will not delete previous readings
Blood Pressure Measurement Tips:
• To help ensure an accurate reading, follow these directions
• Stress raises blood pressure, so avoid taking measurements during stressful times
• Measurements should be taken in a quiet place
• It is important to take measurements at same times each day. Taking measurements in the morning and in the evening is recommended
• Remember to have a record of your blood pressure and pulse readings for your physician
• A single measurement does not provide an accurate indication of your true blood pressure.
• Please use the Blood Pressure Diary to keep records of several readings over a certain period of time
Applying the Wrist Cuff:
• When you take a measurement on your right wrist, apply the wrist cuff using the same steps as on your left wrist
• The blood pressure can differ between the right wrist and the left wrist, and the measured blood pressure values can be different
• Omron recommends to always use the same wrist for measurement
• If the values between both wrists differ substantially, please check with your physician as to which wrist to use for your measurements
• Apply the wrist cuff to your left wrist
• Roll up sleeve – make sure your sleeve is not rolled up too tightly on your arm as this may constrict the flow of blood in your arm
• Put your wrist through the cuff loop
• Your palm and monitor display should both face upward
• Position the wrist cuff leaving a clearance of 1 to 2 cm between the cuff and the bottom of your palm
• Wrap the wrist cuff firmly around your wrist.
• Do not apply over clothing
• Check to make sure that there is no gap between your wrist and the cuff
• Make sure the wrist cuff does not cover the protruding part of the wrist bone on the outside of your wrist
• To take a measurement, you need to be relaxed and comfortably seated in a room with a comfortable temperature
• Place your elbow on the table to support your arm
• Sit in a chair with your legs uncrossed and your feet flat on the floor
• Sit with your back and arm being supported
• Your monitor must be approximately the same level as your heart – if the monitor is too high above your heart, your blood pressure will be artificially low, and if the monitor is too low below your heart, your blood pressure will be artificially high
• Relax your wrist and hand
• Do not bend your wrist back, clench your fist, or bend your wrist forward
Taking a Measurement:
• DO NOT use this monitor with other medical electrical (ME) equipment simultaneously – this may result in incorrect operation of the monitor and/or cause an inaccurate reading.
• Remain still and DO NOT talk while taking a measurement.
• Press the [START/STOP] button – all symbols appear on the display before starting the measurement
• Remain still and do not move or talk until the entire measurement process is completed
• As the cuff inflates, your monitor automatically determines your ideal inflation level
• This monitor detects your blood pressure and pulse rate during inflation
• The heart symbol flashes at every heartbeat
• The OK symbol appears if the wrist cuff is wrapped around the wrist correctly
• Press the [START/STOP] button to turn your monitor off, then apply the cuff correctly
• After your monitor has detected your blood pressure and pulse rate, the cuff automatically deflates.
• Your blood pressure and pulse rate are displayed – if either the systolic or the diastolic reading is high, the heart symbol appears
• To stop the measurement, press the [START/STOP] button once to deflate the wrist cuff.
• Press the [START/STOP] button to turn your monitor off
• Your monitor will automatically turn off after 2 minutes
• Wait 2 – 3 minutes between measurements – the wait time allows the arteries to decompress and return to their premeasurement form.
• You may need to increase the wait time depending on your individual physiological characteristics
Using Memory Function:
• Your monitor automatically stores up to 30 readings
• Press the pen and paper button
• The Memory number appears for one second before the pulse rate is displayed
• The most recent reading set is numbered “1”.
• If there are no readings stored in the memory, the screen to the right is displayed
• If the reading is high (refer to section 1.3), the heart symbol appears
• If the memory is full, the monitor will delete the oldest readings
• Press the button repeatedly to scroll through the previous readings stored in the memory