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June WSBA Member Meeting & Educational Class

  • 23 Jun 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom (log-in provided upon registration)


NIBP Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Presented by: Julio Castro, Sales Director, Pronk Technologies, Inc.

This 60-minute presentation will discuss the background on different methods of measuring blood pressure, with an emphasis on Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) measurements. The presentation will include the history of the parameter, design principles including hardware, software, and measurement techniques. We will also discuss what can affect the accuracy of the readings including some great tips when troubleshooting and servicing vital sign monitors configured for NIBP.


  • Background and history of blood pressure measurements;
  • Basic design principles of NIBP, including DC and AC channel signal processing and protection circuits;
  • AAMI standard on accuracy requirements, and various measurement techniques utilized in vital sign monitors;
  • Why there can be variations in the readings from manufacturer to manufacturer or model to model;
  • Sources of measurement errors and troubleshooting strategies.

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