From the pharmacy to the clinic and into the home, every blood pressure measurement you review needs to be accurate.
At A&D medical, we don’t just state our monitors are accurate we prove it with rigorous clinical validation studies. Whether you are using our professional office monitors, ambulatory monitors, or your patients are taking measurements with a home monitor you can trust the measurements from our devices because they have been verified to be accurate.
What is Clinical Validation of a Blood Pressure Monitor?
Clinical validation is a formal study comparing the accuracy of a blood pressure monitor relative to the measurement of an observer using a mercury sphygmomanometer and stethoscope on a patient. Under this scenario, the trained healthcare practitioner uses the above tools in a controlled environment, with a prepared patient, and compares that reading to the blood pressure device in question.
Validation studies are not created equal
Unfortunately, the phrase “clinically validated” has become as ubiquitous as other marketing claims because the process of clinical validation is not always followed to its fullest measure – or for each applicable product line. Healthcare professional need to understand the process of clinical validation in order to assess manufacturer claims to ensure that they are using and recommending blood pressure monitors that proven accurate.
To that end, clinical validation is comprised of a three major components: