Patient comfort with use of modern hospital equipment is only secondary to saving time to hospital staff. With non invasive blood pressure monitors (NIBP monitors) of today, the technology is able to achieve both.
Patient comfort is secured by the non-invasiveness of the blood pressure measurement using a blood pressure cuff (bp cuff), and enhanced by the speed of the measurement. Modern NIBP monitors have a capacity of measuring the blood pressure in tens of seconds, even during the time the bp cuff is still inflating. Such professional blood pressure monitor saves time in critical, life saving moments, and provides comfort to the patient of not having to endure lengthy, invasive measuring procedures.
During the heart beat, and blood rushing through the arteries, the blood pressure constantly changes. NIBP monitors will typically show the systolic, or maximum pressure on the arterial walls, and also the diastolic, or minimum pressure on the blood vessel veins. All automatic digital blood pressure monitor types can show also the MAP, or mean arterial pressure. Albeit the blood pressure can be measured on any arteriy, by convention, the blood pressure is measured in the upper arm region. It will vary (decrease) by going from larger arteries to the smaller capillaries.
One of the features that saves time with modern automatic non invasive blood pressure monitors is the readout of the blood pressure during the time the cuff is inflating, giving the diastolic pressure first and the systolic pressure next, in a single inflate-deflate process, consuming altogether perhaps as little as 15 seconds.
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The simple physics of NIBP
Simple physics explains that, while the cuff is inflating, and the air pressure in the cuff is less than the diastolic pressure in the veins, there is no pulsating noticable, as the air in the cuff can not and does not move against the wall of the artery.
When the diastolic pressure is reached by the air pressure in the cuff, the measurable pulsating starts, and this air pressure is output as the diastolic pressure.
Further increasing the air pressure in the cuff, when this reaches the systolic pressure, the artery is completely squeezed by the force of the air in the cuff, the blood flow is stopped, and the pulsating stops too. When that happens, the air pressure in the cuff is reported as the systolic blood pressure.
NIBP monitor supplies and extras
For convenience, many NIBP units will have multiple power sources, from alkaline batteries, to rechargeable batteries, and AC power.
The NIBP monitors will typically display also the measured heart pulse rate.
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