If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a single blood pressure reading, please use the Blood Pressure Reading form https://www.quarterjacksurgery.co.uk/online-forms/blood-pressure-reading/
Please use this form if:
- a clinician has requested a set of blood pressure readings
- prior to a medication review for heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease, high cholesterol
HOW TO TAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE:
Sit quietly when you are feeling relaxed and have taken no exercise in the last 30 minutes.
Use a chair that is comfortable and upright. Have your arm supported on a table or the arm of the chair beside you and have both feet on the ground, legs and feet uncrossed.
Put the cuff on your upper arm (5cm above your elbow) resting on the table, the cuff should be roughly at the level of your heart.
Press the on/start button on the BP monitor and sit still and quietly while your blood pressure is being read as this can affect the reading.
Take two or three readings at least 1 minute apart. Record the lowest of the readings and your pulse rate.