POCKET DOPPLER / WITH SPHYGMOMANOMETER / TBI / ABI DOPPLEX ABPI REVIEW
For our ‘Pocket Doppler / with Sphygmomanometer / TBI / ABI Dopplex ABPI Review,’ we’re going to be covering something Huntleigh calls its ABPI kit. With this kit, you get a Doppler with two probes and the ability to assess regular limbs and limbs that are afflicted with edema. Several other accessories come along with this package as well to complete the system. However, whether it works well or not in terms of assessing Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), is still up for questioning.
As far as features go, even if it’s primarily just an ABI Doppler system, you do get a bit more with this kit than you do with others that are available in the market. Such features include the following:
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With Huntleigh’s ABPI kit, you get the tools that you need in order to conduct simple single-level ABPI examinations on both regular patients and edematous patients. For this, Huntleigh provides two probe attachments that you can use interchangeably with the included ABPI Doppler (instructions for the exams are included via CD and informational pamphlets.)
The procedure itself is not too different from your average ABI exam. You will need to ask the patient to rest in a supine position and relax into it for around 5 to 20 minutes. This would be the best time to examine the patient’s leg and determine whether they have edematous limbs. If so, use the included VP5 probe — otherwise, use the Easy 8 Probe.back to menu ↑
Pocket Doppler / with Sphygmomanometer / TBI / ABI Dopplex ABPI Review
That concludes our overview of Huntleigh’s ABPI kit. From what we can see, it really doesn’t do anything too different from what you get with other handheld dopplers in the market — which is not much in general. In that sense, whether you believe it’s worth your while is totally dependent on the needs of your practice.back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the POCKET DOPPLER / WITH SPHYGMOMANOMETER / TBI / ABI DOPPLEX ABPI device.