Blood pressure monitors are very vital tools in hospitals and healthcare centers to perform a complete health checkup on a patient. In medical centers, every health assessment starts with a blood pressure measurement to check the heart health and if the patient has any symptoms of high BP or suffering from any kind of cardiovascular disease such as irregular pulse rate. Though the assessment is one of the basic checkups in hospitals, it plays a crucial role to define the overall health checkup assessment. And for that reason, finding the best and most accurate digital blood pressure monitor for hospitals is essential and fundamental for effective health checkups.

Different Hospital Grade Blood Pressure Monitors

Over time blood pressure monitors have been evolving from analog mercury sphygmomanometers to today’s digital electronic and automatic sphygmomanometers. Over the last two centuries, hospitals and healthcare sectors have witnessed some major changes in sphygmomanometer technology. Along with the evolution of technology, BP monitors nowadays measure a patient’s blood pressure quite fast and without any hassle of pumping the cuff in the hospitals.   

The blood pressure monitors hadn’t the same look and working principle as today. In the history of sphygmomanometers, the first sphygmomanometer is a mercury sphygmomanometer. Even though this device is considered the most accurate blood pressure monitor, the mercury sphygmomanometer was quite expensive and not available everywhere. Later this device had been stopped using after realizing the hazardous consequence on the environment.  In the second wave of blood pressure monitoring technology, aneroid blood pressure monitors were introduced. The working principle of these types of BP devices is almost the same as mercury sphygmomanometer but the major difference between them is, in aneroid BP monitors there is no mercury or any kind of liquids used.

Finally, electronic and fully automatic blood pressure monitors have been introduced for hospital-grade BP assessments. These electronic sphygmomanometers are fully automatic and capable of measuring BP and heart rate with one click. With oscillatory technology these devices make BP monitoring quite fast and human error-free.  

How Accurate They Are?

For the assessment of a massive population in hospitals and healthcare centers, it is very essential to use a clinically validated blood pressure monitor. Along with accuracy, to perform well for a massive population these devices need to be durable too. In modern times, mercury sphygmomanometers are considered standard for the calibration of blood pressure monitors, and digital blood pressure monitors are usually calibrated with a mercury sphygmomanometer. To check whether the medical-grade BP monitor is accurate for the hospital to use the best way to check what are the validations that the device has gone through. If the device has passed the international validation for usage, then it is safe to use. Another way to check accuracy is to compare the device’s BP result with a well-functioned mercury sphygmomanometer. If the result of both devices varies up to ±3mmHg then the digital blood pressure monitor can be used as an accurate blood pressure monitor.

How Does a Medical Grade Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Work?

As it has been claimed, modern digital BP monitors are quite easy to use, anyone can easily operate them in hospitals without any kind of prior formal training. Later on, in this article, we’ll consider HINGMED Clinical Blood Pressure Monitor- DBP-01P as a standard device to discuss the working and the features you need to consider while finding a medical-grade digital BP monitor.

Operating and measuring blood pressure in hospitals with a medical-grade digital BP monitor such as DBP-01P is quite simple and can be done smoothly with one click. To measure BP with the device the patient just needs to follow the voice instructions coming from the device and enter the patient’s hand into the cuff. Make sure the hand is placed in the right way then all you need to do is to click the start button and the device will automatically perform inflation & deflation of its cuff and measure your both blood pressure and pulse rate. After the measurement, it will print the result, and the result also can be stored in the device or transferred to the computer. To fully understand the use of DBP-01P, you can also watch the video

What to Look for in a Hospital-Grade Digital Blood Pressure Monitor?

Accuracy and durability are the two major concerns while using the BP monitor in hospitals. As hospitals and healthcare providers’ offices are the main places where health treatment must be authentic and it serves a massive population, the device being used in hospitals needs to be durable so it can serve a long time. Choosing an excellent hospital-grade digital blood pressure monitor there are some other factors too.

Accuracy & Validation:

These two factors are fundamental points when buying any kind of BP monitor. Before buying, the hospitals should be aware, if the monitors are clinically validated and recognized by international organizations such as ISO. The best way is to buy a BP monitor after confirming the certification and accuracy test.

Maintenance:

As the monitor will be used in hospitals for a large number of patients, it should be very easy to maintain and durable so it will be in a long service period.

Data storage & transfer

For an enormous number of patients, the data storage capacity should be big and any type of data transfer mode needs to be available to transfer the patients’ BP data.

Display:

The display should be clear and easy to understand for patients too. It helps the patients to understand their blood pressure range clearly.

To solve this problem, HINGMED developed its clinical desktop BP monitor accurate, durable, and easy to understand for hospital use. The device has ±3mmHg accuracy and ISO certifications and with good durability, it is easy to maintain because of its modular design. The cuff also can be moved in four directions to adjust the patient’s body posture. It can support huge capacity in-device storage and different data transfer methods including USB-A, USB-B, RS232, and SD cards. The display is simple to understand and indicates the blood pressure situation with voice broadcasting.

Even though aneroid BP monitors are still in service, it is very time-consuming to measure blood pressure with those devices. In hospitals, there is also a chance of human error with these devices. So, it is better to use an automated BP monitor for a population in the hospitals, and to fulfill this challenge HINGMED Clinical Blood pressure monitor; DBP-01P is the best option out there.