Recommendations for portable blood pressure device

by Cherrysmile Cherrysmile (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Medical /surgical. LTACH.. Has 6 years experience.

Hi, I’m a nurse on a busy unit and can never find a blood pressure machine to obtain my patients first set of vitals. I’m looking for a hand held blood pressure device (no cuff, just the machine) that specifically has a clip on the end of the tube that I can clip on each patients personal blood pressure cuff. I heard these exist. Does anyone know what I mean and know of such device?? 

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,985 Posts

Chances are that your facility will not approve it for patient use. Equipment requires preventative maintenance and calibration, which will be done by biomedical engineering, who will have all manufacturer instructions for use for equipment purchased by and approved by the facility. You would be better off working with management to make them aware of the shortage of equipment so that they can budget for additional equipment.