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  • Welch Allyn Introduces Handheld Digital Blood Pressure Device to Markets Outside the United States and Canada

    Published on October 5, 2010

    New York– Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, introduced the Connex® ProBP™ 3400, an automated digital blood pressure device designed to fit in the palm of the hand. Borrowing Welch Allyn SureBP™ technology from the company’s multiparameter vital signs devices, the Connex ProBP delivers fast, accurate blood pressure readings with the durability of Welch Allyn’s popular hospital-grade vital signs devices. Now available in markets outside the United States and Canada, 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.

    “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 measures on inflation, providing the speed and accuracy typically found in trusted devices caregivers 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.”

    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 the complete 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 stays charged for at least 100 readings, and 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.

    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 +1.800.535.6663 or visit www.welchallyn.com/probp.

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