Accuracy of an automated blood pressure device in stable inpatients: optimum vs routine use.

@article{Shuler1998AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of an automated blood pressure device in stable inpatients: optimum vs routine use.},
  author={Chris Shuler and Nancy Allison and Sherry Holcomb and Mary Harlan and J C Mcneill and G Robinett and Susan P. Bagby},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 7},
  pages={714-21}
}
BACKGROUND Despite widespread use of the automated blood pressure (BP) device (IVAC model 4200, IVAC Corporation, San Diego, Calif), there is little formal validation in the literature on its accuracy. OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of the IVAC 4200 device, both under standardized conditions and as routinely used by ward staff, compared with the true indirect BP measured by mercury manometer (MM). METHODS One hundred forty-five stable inpatients were randomly selected for BP measurements… CONTINUE READING