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1.            Introduction...........…………………………………………..……2

2.             Use of BP Machine……………….......................………………3

3.          Types of BP Machine……………………………………….…….3

4.           Various Brands of BP Machine………………………………….4

5.           Brands Description………………………………………………4

6.           Decision…………………………………………………………13

7.                Conclusion………………………………………………………13

8.                Figure-01…………………………………………………………2

9.                 Figure-02…………………………………………………………4

10.             Figure-03………………………………………………………...5

11.             Figure-04………………………………………………………...7

12.             Figure-05………………………………………………………...8

13.             Figure-06………………………………………………………..10

14.             Figure-07………………………………………………………..11

15.             Figure-08………………………………………………………..12

16.             Figure-09………………………………………………………..14


 

                 Blood Pressure Machine

 

By Jannatun Nahar Sara

Department of ICE (BAUET)

 

Introduction:

 

 

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blood pressure machine is a device that measures an individual's blood pressure, which is an indication of how hard the heart is working to circulate blood. Also commonly called a blood pressure monitor, the term blood pressure machine usually refers to the electronic, digital version. This type of monitor does all of the work of taking the measurement, leaving little room for human error. They have many applications such as in medical offices and for home monitoring. Blood pressure is a measure of the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels as it travels; it informs health professionals about how much work a person's heart has to do to pump and circulate the blood. It's considered a vital sign, meaning it is an extremely important measure of a person's overall health. Blood pressure machines are often used to take this measurement and are a common sight in health care settings. Blood pressure can be taken manually by a trained professional, but the use of a blood pressure machine is considered by many to be more reliable. There are a variety of blood pressure machine models available. Some manufacturers produce specific machines for professional settings or home use. Home monitoring is often recommended for individuals diagnosed with high blood pressure. There are also some machines that measure blood pressure at the wrist or fingertip, but these are not considered to be as accurate as those that use an arm cuff.

Use of BP Machine:

BP Machine is use for measuring blood pressure. Many people monitor their blood pressure at home. They often do this to manage or treat a certain health condition. If you monitor your blood pressure at home, keep a record, or log, of the measurements.

 

Types of BP Machine:

 

Blood pressure measurement devices are categorized as:

·         Manual sphygmomanometers

·         Digital non-portable for upper arm with automatic inflation

·         Digital portable for upper arm with automatic inflation

·         Digital portable for wrist with automatic inflation

·         Digital portable for finger with automatic inflation

In recent testing by Consumer Reports, 29 models were tested with trained medical personnel conducting 6,000 readings on men and women. The upper arm cuff devices were found to be more accurate than wrist devices. The AHA recommends an automatic, cuff-style, upper-arm monitor. The Omron brand (Figure 1) continues to be rated high by Consumer Reports. Recent testing by Consumer Reports also rated Rite Aid, A&D Medical, and ReliOn (Walmart) high for consistent accuracy.

For manual sphygmomanometers, the sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff or machine) consists of an inflatable cuff and two tubes; one tube is connected to the pressure hand control bulb and the other tube to the pressure gauge (Figure 2). The size of the patient determines the size of the cuff selected. There are several cuff sizes. The cuff width should be 20% greater than the diameter of the arm. When a cuff is too narrow, the blood pressure reading is too high; when the cuff is too large, the reading is too low.

 

Various Brands of Blood Pressure Machine:

·         Omron M2 Classic Digital Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

·         Welch Allyn Home - H-BP100SBP 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor

·         ADC 760-11ABK Prosphyg 760 Pocket Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Adcuff Nylon Blood Pressure Cuff, Adult, Black

·         Medline Elite Small and Compact Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Adult Upper Arm Cuff (fits arms 22-30 cm), Batteries Included, MDS1001

·         Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-6161-E

·         Primacare DS-9192 Classic Series Adult Size Professional Blood Pressure Kit with Aneroid Sphygmomanometer, Latex-Free Inflation System BP KIT with Nylon Cuff and stethoscope

·         MEDVICE Manual Blood Pressure Cuff - Universal Size Aneroid Sphygmomanometer - Nurses BP Monitor - Best Adult BP Machine

 

 

Brands Description:

·         Omron M2 Classic Digital Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor:

 

 

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Specifications for this item:

 

Brand Name

Omron

Ean

0744309490208

Item Weight

12.0 ounces

Model Number

M2

Part Number

M2

UNSPSC Code

42181602

UPC

744309490208

 

 

 

·         Welch Allyn Home - H-BP100SBP 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor:

 

 


                             Figure: 03

 

Specifications for this item:

 

Ean

0732094233735

Included Components

Blood Pressure Monitor

Item Depth

2.60 inches

Length

5.59 inches

Model Number

H-BP100SBP

Number of Items

1

Part Number

H-BP100SBP

Pattern

Monitor

Power Source Type

Battery Powered

Style

1700

UNSPSC Code

42000000

UPC

732094233735

Warranty Description

2 years

Width

3.7 inches

 

·         ADC 760-11ABK Prosphyg 760 Pocket Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Adcuff Nylon Blood Pressure Cuff, Adult, Black:

 

 

                          Figure: 04

 

Specifications for this item:

 

Brand Name

ADC

Color

Black

Ean

0634782066666

Global Trade Identification Number

08965467837755 , 08965469351037

Item Volume

1

Item Weight

12.8 ounces

Manufacturer Series Number

760-11ABK

Model Number

760-11ABK

Number of Items

1

Part Number

760-11ABK

Size

Adult

Specification Met

Temperature Rating

Ambient: 15 to 25 C (59 to 77 F)

UNSPSC Code

42000000

UPC

634782066666

Warranty Description

20 Year calibration, 2 Year inflation system


·         Medline Elite Small and Compact Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Adult Upper Arm Cuff (fits arms 22-30 cm), Batteries Included, MDS1001:

 

 

                      Figure: 05

 

 

 

 

Specifications for this item:

 

 

Brand Name

Medline

Ean

0888277629656

Included Components

Blood Pressure Monitor, 4 AA Batteries, BP Cuff

Model Number

MDS1001

Number of Items

1

Part Number

MDS1001

Power Source Type

Battery Powered

Temperature Rating

Ambient: 15 to 25 C (59 to 77 F)

UNSPSC Code

42281904

UPC

888277629656

 

 

 

 

·         Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-6161-E:

 

                  Figure: 06

 

Specifications for this item:

 

Brand Name

Omron

Ean

4015672111110

Item Weight

7.1 ounces

Model Number

RS2INTELLISENSE

Part Number

RS2INTELLISENSE

UNSPSC Code

42181602

 

 

·         Primacare DS-9192 Classic Series Adult Size Professional Blood Pressure Kit with Aneroid Sphygmomanometer, Latex-Free Inflation System BP KIT with Nylon Cuff and stethoscope:

 

 

 

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Product Description:

 

Primacare DS-9192 Aneroid Sphygmomanometer is by far the easiest and most accurate way to check your Blood Pressure (BP). This device has been used widely by medical professionals and consumers alike. We guarantee a quality machine at a more affordable price. This professional grade sphygmomanometer is the closest thing to those used in medical offices. Thousands of medical workers actually rely on this product to ensure safe and effective readings. Take your blood pressure manually at home or on the go with this easy to use item. We utilize high-grade materials and a latex free build with the consumers best interest in mind. Measuring arm sizes from small to extra-large for a universal fit. Primacare uses non-stop calibration mechanisms for incredibly accurate readings every time. Precise readings are essential when dealing with degrees of hypertension. We want nothing more than our customers to be safe and prepared. That’s why your Aneroid Sphygmomanometer comes with a stain resistant carrying case for lightweight, mobile monitoring. Our Aneroid Sphygmomanometer is made with a precise gauge, high quality dial, and a comfortable latex cuff. We guarantee it is the best and most comfortable BP monitor on the market. Don’t delay, take control and order your monitor today.

·         MEDVICE Manual Blood Pressure Cuff - Universal Size Aneroid Sphygmomanometer - Nurses BP Monitor - Best Adult BP Machine:

 

                               Figure: 08

 

Specifications for this item:

 

Brand Name

MEDVICE

Color

Black

Ean

0858759005636

Number of Items

1

Part Number

mdv-sphy

Specification Met

UNSPSC Code

42181601

UPC

858759005636

 

 

Decision:

 

From those brands when we looked at our most important attributes: ease of use, fit, and data display, the Omron Upper Arm Gold Blood Pressure Monitor received a five out of five in every category. We found that it was not only easy to fit and position on your arm, but it gave extremely clear, straightforward data in less than a minute. 

The Omron Gold only requires two steps to set up: insert the four included AA batteries and attach the cuff to the monitor. The cuff itself is large enough to accommodate a range of arm sizes, but the most impressive feature of this device is how straightforward its instructions are. Once the cuff is around your arm, press the start button and wait for about 30 seconds until your blood pressure and heart rate reading appear on the screen. 

While this monitor is great for quick readings and taking on the go (it comes with its own carrying case), its Bluetooth feature is a bit clunky and difficult to navigate easily. We ultimately found that was a fair trade off for a device so versatile and easy to use, thus receiving our vote for ‘Best Overall’ blood pressure monitor.

 

Conclusion:

 

A blood pressure machine consists of an inflatable cuff, a control unit that houses a digital screen for reading the results, and switches for operation. The cuff is wrapped around the patient's arm and inflated, pressing on the blood vessels to momentarily halt the flow of blood. Then it gradually begins to deflate, releasing the pressure on the blood vessels so the blood may resume flowing and put outward pressure on the vessel walls. This is called the systolic pressure and is recorded by the machine. As deflation of the cuff continues, the vessel eventually opens up fully, reducing the pressure on the walls, giving the diastolic reading which is also recorded.

 

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Usually a digital blood pressure machine operates automatically, performing all the functions of measuring this vital sign. All the user need do is wrap the cuff around the arm and turn the machine on. The automatic operation generally removes most of the possibility of human error associated with the manual method of measuring blood pressure, such as the need to listen carefully through a stethoscope or record the changes in blood flow. For greater accuracy, some machines even take the measurement multiple times and then display an average.