HP Clinical guidelines


As of 1 July 2009, we have changed the equipment we use for measuring cholesterol for any new first year programs.
We have moved from a machine (Accutrend) that measured Total Cholesterol to a different machine (CardioChek) that measures:

  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides.

Different procedures for new machines
The procedure for the Cardiochek machine is slightly different to theAccutrend machines.  This procedure is attached below.  It is also important that you practice collecting the bloods with some lancets and capillary blood collectors.
If you require these please contact NCFH on 03 5551 8533.
Clinical Guidelines – CardioChek.pdf
Blood pressure
Please find below the clinical guidelines for taking blood pressure manually and then with the automatic machines: