Tips for Procuring Aneroid Sphygmomanometers

Many hospitals are replacing mercury sphygmomanometers with cost-competitive aneroid sphygmomanometers. An aneroid sphygmomanometer is a mechanical gage with a round dial and needle that rotates to indicate pressure from 0-300 mm Hg. On the inside, a bellows and spring mechanism senses and transmits the blood pressure measurement to the dial.

Aneroid units have several features that are appealing to healthcare professionals:

When procuring new sphygmomanometers, a few considerations up front can make your life easier in the long run:

For more information about alternatives to mercury sphygmomanometers contact the SHP at 978-934-3386 or by email at