Dwellness • Monitor Blood Pressure

Monitor Blood Pressure

Dwellness customization for:

Your Patient

General Principles

[NOTE: Monitor blood pressure regularly. Use the iPad to connect to the monitor via Bluetooth. Synchronize to keep a record of blood pressures. Enter a note in the app when appropriate.]


  • As a regular routine, measure blood pressure at least once per HPCA shift
  • At other times, monitor blood pressure in response to your observations about your patient's condition
  • Keep a synchronized record in the iPad, but also communicate to nursing staff and other staff via the Staff Communication Log
User manual highlights

[NOTE: Remember to always "narrate" what you are doing before, during, and after any action you take. For example: "Here comes a squeeze on your arm!"]

  • Be sure your patient is seated and secured in either the Rifton chair or a wheelchair
  • Allow your patient to rest for 15 minutes before measuring blood pressure
  • Do not measure blood pressure right after your patient eats or exercises
  • Blood pressure taken while your patient is lying down will be abnormally low; it’s inaccurate
  • Use the Apple iPad to synchronize with the monitor and keep a record of blood pressures
  • Each time you use the blood pressure monitor
    1. Open the "Omron Connect" app
    2. Proceed with measuring blood pressure as you normally would

    [NOTE: If the app does not synchronize automatically after a few minutes, press the "Sync" button in the upper right corner.]


[NOTE: Federal law requires confidentiality with personal medical records. Please become familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and follow its guidelines when you consider sharing any personal medical information.]

  • If the iPad is synchronized with the blood pressure monitor, you can transmit the information as needed to doctors, nurses, or other staff
    1. In the Omron Connect app, tap the "History" button
    2. Tap the "Blood Pressure" button
    3. Tap the "Share" button and select PDF format
    4. Tap "Show report" and select mode of transmission
      • Use only "Save to Files" or "Print"

→ CAUTION: Be aware that email is not private or secure. If you are sharing personal medical information, use a HIPAA secure faxing service, or print the information and deliver by hand or via U.S. mail. ←

HPCA Input

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