Physiologic Monitor Modules, Noninvasive Blood Pressure
Definition : Modules designed to be used as a component of a physiologic monitor, along with related devices, to acquire, measure, and process information for the purpose of intermittently monitoring systemic blood pressure (systolic, diastolic, and mean) using noninvasive methods. These modules contain electronic circuits or other technology designed to acquire and/or process the signal from a transducer located inside tubing attached to a pneumatic cuff wrapped around the patient's arm. This transducer detects blood pressure fluctuations (oscillometric method) and transmits this information to the physiologic monitor, which contains the software designed to support the module's intended function(s). Noninvasive blood pressure monitor modules must be inserted in a dedicated location (e.g., "slot") within a physiologic monitor (e.g., modular or modular/configured bedside or transport monitor) or related device (e.g., module rack) in order to support the desired function(s). Typical functions of a noninvasive blood pressure module, when used with a physiologic monitor, include intermittent measurement and display of systolic, diastolic, and mean systemic blood pressure, along with appropriate initiation of visual/audible alarms; typically, the module also allows the clinician to configure/change the measurement settings (e.g., automatic/manual measurement, measurement time intervals).
Entry Terms : "Noninvasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) Modules, Physiologic" , "Hemodynamic Monitoring Modules, Physiologic Monitor" , "Blood Pressure Monitors, Non-Invasive" , "Blood Pressure Measuring Systems, Non-Invasive" , "Noninvasive Blood Pressure Monitors" , "Blood Pressure Monitors" , "Blood Pressure Units"
UMDC code : 20773