Welch Allyn Launches Handheld Digital Blood Pressure Device in the United States and Canada

2011-01-04

Connex® ProBP™ 3400 delivers fast, reliable, EHR/EMR-ready blood pressure readings using company's patented SureBP™ technology and Bluetooth® wireless technology

Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced that its Connex® ProBP™ 3400 automated digital blood pressure device is now available in the United States and Canada. Utilizing Welch Allyn SureBP™ technology, the Connex ProBP delivers fast, accurate blood pressure readings with the durability of Welch Allyn's popular hospital-grade vital signs devices. Designed to fit in the palm of the hand, the Welch Allyn Connex ProBP is easy to use and provides a portable option for capturing reliable blood pressure readings in virtually any hospital or primary care environment. Connex ProBP also has the ability to communicate patient data to many popular EHR/EMR software programs.

"In today's demanding healthcare environment, providers sometimes need a single, simple and easy-to-use blood pressure device that can capture readings quickly, easily and accurately," said Lari Shreffler, global product marketing manager. "Our new Connex ProBP handheld digital blood pressure device with SureBP measures on inflation, providing the speed and accuracy typically found in trusted devices clinicians use every day. Its versatility and intuitive design help providers avoid many of the situations that can lead to inaccurate measurements."

High blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, and dementia, so blood pressure is one of the most common vital signs clinicians measure every day. However, when using traditional manual devices, improper technique can lead to wide variations in blood pressure readings, which could potentially affect assessment. Because it works with the push of a button and uses technology from proven multiparameter devices, clinicians can have confidence that the readings they receive are consistently accurate—which helps them deliver better diagnoses.

"Since it's easy to operate yet maintains accuracy, the Connex ProBP may be used as a reliable replacement to traditional blood pressure gauges," added Shreffler. "The mercury- and latex-free Connex ProBP is safe for patients and the environment, and its Bluetooth® wireless or USB cable-wired connectivity capabilities dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to capture readings and transfer them to records, which means providers have more time to spend with their patients." As a matter of fact, the Connex® ProBP™ 3400 comes connectivity-ready, allowing fast integration with many popular electronic health record systems on the market today.

The Connex ProBP is small enough to be comfortably hand carried, but can also be wheeled on a mobile stand or secured to the wall. Like the new Welch Allyn Connex Vital Sign Monitor, the Connex ProBP is compatible with a wide range of FlexiPort™ cuff sizes for quick and easy cuff changes and to help reduce the risk and cost of cross contamination. It also features a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides at least 100 readings between charges, and the blood pressure function has been tested to last 150,000 cycles, meaning fewer interruptions to patient care. The device also retains up to 50 readings in its memory.

Now available worldwide, the Connex ProBP is also supported by the company's new Partners in Care ServicesSM program that provides installation and integration assistance, upkeep support and training. For more information about the Welch Allyn Connex ProBP, please call 800.535.6663 or visit www.welchallyn.com/probp.

About Welch Allyn

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,600 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting- edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com


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