RP CHECK – RESPIRATORY PRESSURE METER
SNIFF NASAL INSPIRATORY PRESSURE
HANDHELD RESPIRATORY PRESSURE METER
MEASURING MOUTH AND NASAL PRESSURES
(MIP, MEP and SNIP)
Small, portable and lightweight, the RP Check allows paediatric and adult patients to be tested with ease in various settings including bedside and Out-patient clinics as well as preoperative assessment situations.
The RP Check can be used as a battery operated, standalone device, saving the last patients results on the unit for report creation.
Alternatively, the RP Check can be connected to PC software for upload of results or alternatively connected for “live testing” on the PC software for immediate report creation. Results are instantly displayed on a large backlit display allowing multiple tests to be performed per patient and concise user guidance, so compliance with ATS/ERS reproducibility can be achieved – ensuring quality test results are achieved. Pressure traces can be viewed on screen for each individual manoeuvre along with reproducibility guidance.
Parameters measured (displayed in cmH2O):
MEP – Maximum expiratory pressure
MIP – Maximum inspiratory pressure
Pmax – Peak pressure
MRPD – Maximum rate of pressure development
MRR – Maximum rate of relaxation
SNIP – sniff nasal inspiratory pressure
Patient can inhale/exhale prior to the manoeuvre with the mouthpiece in their mouth ensuring there is no leakage of air and patient is prepared for test
Operator guidance as to when a good mouth pressure test has been performed.
If the minimum exhalation time (1.5 seconds) has not been achieved then a stop watch icon is displayed prompting the operator to repeat the test.
Fully compliant to ATS standards for mouth pressures.
PC connectivity for PDF report creation, containing predicted values, patient details, test results, best pressure trace graph and ALL pressure trace graphs
Large backlit display
Each pressure trace can be viewed for analysis
Soft flexible nasal olives for SNIP measurements ensuring patient comfort and ease of use.
Operating Pressure – ± 300 cmH2O
Burst Pressure – ± 2000 cmH2O
Accuracy – +/-3%
Resolution – 1 cmH2O
Operating Temperature – 0-40 °C
Operating Pressure – Atmospheric 10%
Operating Humidity – 30% to 90% RH
Operating Altitude – Sea level to 6000 ft (~2000m)
Storage Temperature – from -20 to + 70O C
Storage Humidity – 10% to 90% RH
Display – 128 X 64 Pixels Graphic LCD
Power Supply – Single 9v PP3 battery
Weight (approximate) – 160g including battery
Dimensions – 135mm x 65mm x 30mm
PC SOFTWARE INFO:
Upload of last patients tests and results
Patient demographics can be entered for a choice of predicted values
Each individual manoeuvre can be reviewed and deleted for Quality assurance
Best pressure trace and All pressure trace graphs viewable
PDF report creation for placing into patient records
Choice of predicted values (Steffanutti & Fitting, Wilson et al)