1. Remove tight-fitting clothing from your upper arm.
2. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and place your arm on a table so that the cuff will be at the same level as your heart.
3. Hold the cloth closure on the cuff with your other hand.
4. Turn the palm of your hand upward. Apply the cuff on your upper arm.
5. Align the marker on the cuff over the brachial artery on the inside of the arm.
6. The cuff tube should run down the centre of the arm even with the middle finger.
7. The bottom of the cuff should be approximately ½ - 1 inch above the elbow.
8. Secure the cuff around your arm using the cloth closure.
9. Make sure the cuff is wrapped firmly in place.
10. Relax your arm and place your elbow on the table so that the cuff is at the same level as your heart.