dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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A. Visual check system:

Any one of three criteria can be followed- 

  • Bladder width at least 40–50% of the arm circumference
  • Bladder length at least 80–100% of the arm circumference
  • Cuff width 66-75% of the acromion-olecranon distance (UAL)

B. Correct cuff sizes according to arm circumference 

Patient

Arm Circumference (cm)

Cuff Size(cm)

Newborn

Up to 10

4 x 8

Infant

>10-15

6 x12

Child

15-22

9 x 18

Small adult

22-26

12 x 22

Adult (standard)

27-34

16 x 24

Large adult

35-44

16 x 36

Adult (thigh)

45-52

16 x 42



Posted On: 25/02/2019

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