Accurate blood pressure measurement is considered one of the most crucial of regular medical tests, yet studies indicate the most common method of blood pressure measurement is often inaccurate. These studies have found participant knowledge inadequate in order to properly perform blood pressure measurement, allowing room for an imperative issue: medical error. Errors in blood pressure measurement can have significant impact on patients.

BPSim is a high-fidelity manual blood pressure cuff simulator, providing a means for medical learners and healthcare professionals to achieve full competency in detecting and measuring blood pressure. This realistic sphygmomanometer can be used in conjunction with standardized patients and manikin simulators while still offering a highly-customizable and individualized experience. BPSim can be managed from both Android and iOS devices, and can be programmed for a wide range of blood pressure characteristics: hypo-tension, normal, pre-hypertension, hypertension (stages 1 & 2), and hypertensive crisis.

“Training healthcare providers in the psycho-motor aspects of blood pressure auscultation is crucial. The ability for learners to recognize appropriate Korotkoff sounds as well as perfect valve control for pressure relief are key.” — Wendeline Grbach, MSN, RN, CLNC

Features

The programmable features of BPSim™ make it ideally suited to enhance high, mid and low-fidelity simulations by adding the ability to measure the simulated patient’s blood pressure, a critical component of clinical assessment. BPSim™ provides an additional layer of realism to standardized patient scenarios, by requiring learners to accurately measure pre-programmed blood pressure, rather than documenting reported values from the patient.

Key Benefits

  • Integrate with equipment already available to you in
    order to avoid added costs.
  • Realistically simulate blood pressure measurement to
    give learners the highest fidelity educational experience.
  • Give instructors the ability to program a wide range of
    blood pressure in order to properly teach and assess
    blood pressure measurement.
  • Allow learners to practice air valve release, another common
    problem preventing accurate blood pressure measurement.
  • Save simulation time with a long battery life and the ability
    to control up to 5 cuffs from one mobile device.

Function

BPSim™ is app-based and when managed from your mobile device, it can be programmed for any range of blood pressure including: hypo-tension, normal, pre-hypertension, hypertension (stages 1 & 2) and hypertensive crisis. BPSim™ settings are configured through the BPSim™ mobile app, available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.