Meditech Released the NEW ABPM-06 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

Meditech ABPM-06 24-h BP monitor provides accurate information on blood pressure variability, overnight dipping and morning surge for hypertension management and control. Working with stepwise deflation, the small, lightweight unit is as comfortable to wear and reliable to use as all Meditech devices. Thanks to its extended measurement ranges, ABPM-06 provides a more precise blood pressure profile and gives you even more.

 

A/A validation

Clinically validated according to the ESH-IP, BHS protocol, and ANSI/AAMI/ISO standards, also approved by the U.S. FDA, the ABPM-06 is a great choice for everyone who requires quality. 

 

Inbuilt voice recording

Either the doctor or the patient may use the neat function of Meditech’s new device. 8 x 15-second-long memos are available to record the most important pieces of information.

 

Standard mini USB

An easy-to-buy standard mini USB cable is provided with the ABPM-06 kit to maximize the user experience.

 

SleepWell® function

Unique Meditech feature! Our new, sleep-friendly algorithm has improved to serve the patient and the doctor as well. ABPM-06 does not repeat failed measurements unless it’s really necessary. The SleepWell® function avoids long gaps between successful measurements, while, at the same time, also helps to avoid measurements being uncomfortably close to each other.

 

Manual programming option

3 types of standard recording plans are available in the unit’s memory. Easy to use even if there is no PC at hand.

 

Automatic cuff size detection

No need to spend time choosing the proper cuff size during the programming. The ABPM-06 will adapt to the connected Meditech cuff and work with it appropriately during the examination.

 

+1 Print-ready final reports

Full of time-saving solutions! Both of our Windows-based software packages provide print-ready reports, therefore medical professionals are allowed to skip the unnecessary, time-consuming steps.

 

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NEW Tuttnauer LabSci Autoclave Line

 

Tuttnauer is proud to present LabSci autoclave line – a robust, reliable, and cost-effective laboratory sterilization solution for all your lab needs.

Tuttnauer laboratory autoclave sterilizers are designed to provide high-quality repeatable performance and accountability for a wide range of lab applications. This includes liquids, media, glassware, instruments, clothing, waste, media clothing and laboratory items.

LabSci line series offers a wide range of models and sizes from compact benchtop machines to vertical and horizontal sterilizers. Our models include electronically controlled sterilizers, pre-post vacuum technology, innovative control system and much more.

All LabSci models comply with the highest manufacturing and safety standards and are provided with a built-in printer for GLP-compliant documentation.

 

Tuttnauer LabSci sterilizer series 

Choosing the right steam autoclave depends on several considerations: the type of loads, frequency of use, available services and load volumes. The Tuttnauer LabSci autoclave series successfully meets the challenges posed by sterilization in laboratories and research institutes.

Click HERE to view the full brochure and HERE to browse our new LabSci series.

Masimo’s SafetyNet™ CareProgram for COVID-19

Masimo aids the ongoing pandemic by offering a solution to home monitoring for patients who might have come in contact with the Coronavirus. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created increased demand across the globe for home-based monitoring and patient engagement solutions.

The Masimo SafetyNet solution provides continuous tetherless oxygen saturation, respiration rate, and temperature rate measurements coupled with a patient surveillance platform.

This secure cloud-based platform allows providers to remotely manage patients using customized interactive digital CarePrograms.

CarePrograms

CarePrograms offer a digital replacement for traditional home-care plans and are delivered to patients’ smartphones via an app. The CareProgram actively reminds patients to follow their care plan, automatically captures monitoring data from the tetherless sensor, and securely pushes the data to clinicians at the hospital for evaluation. Masimo has created a CareProgram that follows CDC and WHO guidance for monitoring suspected COVID-19 subjects, which can be easily updated at any time to accommodate evolving guidance or hospital protocol.

Masimo SafetyNet Clinician Portal

The Masimo SafetyNet clinician portal allows providers to track patient compliance, helping them to identify when intervention may be required and offers insight to help them prioritize patients.

With advanced automation features, institutions can more easily deploy home care monitoring at scale while ensuring clinicians stay informed of important developments in a patient’s condition.

Masimo SafetyNet CareProgram for Suspected COVID-19 Patients

The CareProgram enables providers to monitor suspected COVID-19 patients at home until they recover or require hospital admission. The CareProgram collects vital patient information by pulling data from the tetherless sensor and proactively notifying patients to submit status updates.

 

Welcome

Describes the CareProgram and includes a series of initial questions.

 

Daily Actions

Guides patients through a series of questions, twice daily or as directed.

 

Stay Informed

Includes a resource library with guidance on checking temperature, applying the sensor, and more.

 

 

Reference: https://www.masimo.com/products/hospital-automation/masimo-safetynet/

Celebrate American Heart Month with ZOLL

The American Heart Association (AHA) recognizes the need for communities to be ready to help victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA):

 

“Patients who have an OHCA depend on their community for support. Lay rescuers must recognize the arrest, call for help, and initiate CPR and provide defibrillation…”1

 

The AHA states that “there is clear and consistent evidence of improved survival from cardiac arrest when a bystander performs CPR and rapidly uses an AED. Thus, immediate access to a defibrillator is a primary component of the system of care.2

Help raise awareness and show your support! Enter for the chance to win a ZOLL® AED Plus® defibrillator for donation to the school or charitable organization of your choice.

 

CLICK HERE for a chance to win!

 

1Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, p. 4
2Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, p. 6

When every cuff on the market slips down your arm, it’s time to try something new.

SunTech developed the Orbit cuff specifically for ABPM. Its unique sleeve holds the cuff in place for the complete 24-hour study. That means confidence in your cuff that is applied correctly for the best accuracy and patient comfort.

 

  •  Self-applied (patient can self-apply the cuff)
  •  No uncomfortable metal rings
  •  Available in range from 18cm – 55cm

 

Stay Informed with the latest clinical guidance:

With new scientific guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), here’s the latest on how and when to use ABPM with your patients.

Clinical Standard for Adults from the aHA

The ACC/AHA guidelines recommend ABPM for adults not taking antihypertensive medication with:

  • Systolic BP between 130 and 160mm Hg or
  • Diastolic BP between 80 and 100mm Hg should get screened with ABPM

 

And Annual ABPM for detection of progression with a diagnosis of Elevated BP or White Coat Hypertension.

Interpretation:

The AHA/ACC Guideline for High Blood Pressure in Adults include recommended thresholds for hypertension for office and ambulatory blood pressure:

  • 24-hour 125/75
  • Awake 130/80
  • Asleep 110/65
  • Nocturnal Dip 20%

Where to go for international guidelines:

International guidelines around the world recommend or require the use of ABPM for the diagnosis of hypertension. Additional guidelines on the use of ABPM is available from:

European Society of Hypertension

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (UK)

 

 

 

Why some ABPMs fail to capture readings

BP devices work by sensing small pressure changes in the cuff from the brachial artery. When the patient is moving, vibrations can cause the signal from the cuff to drown out. It makes it difficult to get a reliable blood pressure reading on a patient that is moving.

Rejecting this noise requires a motion tolerant algorithm from readings to capture a sustainable report, even with the patient moving.

SunTech motion tolerance

SunTech is the world leader in motion tolerant BP, thanks to the propriety technology, which can be used everywhere from Everest to low earth orbit.

It’s time to join the movement to prevent heart disease and stroke

Irregular heartbeat detection is not as reliable as AF detection.

Microlife WatchBP Office provides a solution that makes screening for important cardiovascular risks easy, fast and accurate and the WatchBP Home A device measures blood pressure like a normal blood pressure monitor, but at the same time it can detect a condition called atrial fibrillation.

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