preoperative health status
Blood pressure cuffs of varying sizes for patients with arms of different diameters (ranging from infant through obese patients). Use of an improper cuff size can jeopardize the accuracy of blood pressure results: Too small a cuff causes readings to be falsely high, and too large a cuff causes artificially
low readings. Blood pressure cuffs typically are labeled as to the type and size of patient for whom they are designed.