Are blood pressure cuffs latex free?

Are blood pressure cuffs latex free?

The MDF® Latex-Free Blood Pressure Cuff delivers superior patient comfort and performance.

Does a blood pressure cuff have latex in it?

In addition to omnipresent disposable gloves, other medical equipment that may contain latex includes bandages, blood pressure cuffs, catheters, orthodontic elastics, stethoscopes, syringes and tourniquets. In fact, many suffer their first latex reactions after medical or dental procedures.

Can an old blood pressure cuff give false reading?

A BP cuff that is too large will give falsely low readings, while an overly small cuff will provide readings that are falsely high. The American Heart Association publishes guidelines for blood pressure measurement [2].

Are there disposable blood pressure cuffs?

FlexiPort® Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs give hospitals a reliable, disposable cuff solution—with the benefits of FlexiPort connector technology. Standardize on a blood pressure cuff solution that streamlines your workflow with patient safety in mind.

How do you set an MDF blood pressure cuff?

Cuff Placement: Place cuff midway between shoulder and elbow with a gap of 2 to 3cm above the elbow. Locate the brachial artery pulse with first two fingers and place cuff so the arrow of the arterial indicator is directly over the brachial artery. The cuff should be at the same height as the heart.

How much does a blood pressure cuff cost?

Blood pressure cuffs of various sizes cost between $10 and $25. Insurance does not typically cover blood pressure monitoring kits, but be sure to contact your insurance company with questions about coverage options.

Can latex cause anaphylaxis?

The symptoms of a latex allergy may include itchy or watery eyes, wheezing, or hives. Another type of latex allergy is a rash that can appear after several days. A severe reaction may cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening emergency.

Does medical tape contain latex?

Hospital Items That Contain Latex Common hospital items that may contain latex include: Surgical and exam gloves. Catheters and other tubing. Sticky tape or electrode pads that can be attached to your skin during an ECG.

Can tight cuff cause a high reading?

Improper placement of the cuff over clothing can cause your blood pressure measurement to increase 10 to 50 points. If the cuff is too small, it can add 2 to 10 points your reading. Be sure to roll up your sleeve for a blood pressure test and also let your doctor know if the cuff feels too tight around your arm.

How much are disposable BP cuffs?

Quick Overview

Item # Product Name Price
56278 FlexiPort Disposable Blood Pressure Cuff, Small Adult (Size 10) $8.10
56283 FlexiPort Disposable Blood Pressure Cuff Only, Adult (Size 11) $8.10
56284 FlexiPort Disposable Blood Pressure Cuff Only, Large Adult (Size 12) $8.10

What are disposable blood pressure cuffs made of?

The polypropylene cuff contains fewer chemicals that are harmful to the environment than the materials used to make traditional disposable blood pressure cuffs. It does not contain BPA, DEHP, latex, PVC, or other materials that can leach into the environment in a landfill or release harmful chemicals when incinerated.