DTS Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
The DTS Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometer is available today at The Doctor’s Toy Store at a discount price that should cause many doctors looking to replace their existing Blood Pressure tools with this one right now. It’s on a mobile stand that makes it easy to navigate it around your practice group office or healthcare facility.
- 6″ Luminescent dial
- Adcuff inflation system
- Adflow bulb & valve
- Eight-foot coiled tubing
A sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure meter, blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure gauge, is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner, and a mercury or mechanical manometer to measure the pressure. It is always used in conjunction with a means to determine at what pressure blood flow is just starting, and at what pressure it is unimpeded. Manual sphygmomanometers are used in conjunction with a stethoscope.
A sphygmomanometer consists of an inflatable cuff, a measuring unit (the mercury manometer, or aneroid gauge), and a mechanism for inflation which may be a manually operated bulb and valve or a pump operated electrically.
Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Types
Manual meters are used by trained practitioners, this only yields the systolic pressure.
- Aneroid sphygmomanometers (mechanical types with a dial) are in common use; they may require calibration checks, unlike mercury manometers. Aneroid sphygmomanometers are considered safer than mercury sphygmomanometers, although inexpensive ones are less accurate. A major cause of departure from calibration is mechanical jarring. Aneroids mounted on walls or stands are not susceptible to this particular problem.