KbPort™ BPSim™, the industry’s most advanced, patented, analog sphygmomanometer simulator, can be used as a skills trainer or used to add realism to high-fidelity simulations or standardized patient scenarios. The high-sensitivity air valve teaches precise air release control; the audio propagation characteristics force proper placement and pressure of the stethoscope; and the programmable blood pressure settings provide instructors with the ability to measure learner competence and understanding of proper blood pressure measurement techniques.
“Errors in blood pressure measurement can have significant impact on patients.”
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.
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.
- 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 pressures in order to properly teach and assess measurement accuracy.
- 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.
“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.”
– Wendy Grbach, MSN, RN, CLNC