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January 20, 2015 HTMA Texas Meeting

  • 20 Jan 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Ben Taub General Hospital


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HTMA Members,

You are invited to a HTMA Texas General Meeting on Tuesday January 20th. The location will be at Ben Taub General Hospital.

Meal starts at 530PM and the genaral meeting begins at 600PM.

Please invite a co-worker or any vendor you can in the next week. This is our Third General meeting and first of 2015.

Here is the address:

Ben Taub General Hospital

1504 Taub Loop

Houston TX, 77030

Entrance 21

Once you have parked, ask hospital staff directions to the NPC Auditorium located in the basement of our NPC building.

We will also have signs posted as they exit the elevators

The Presentation and meal will be provided by PRONK Technologies.

PRONK Technologies will raffle off a $100.00 Visa gift Card to someone in attendance

Here is a brief description of the presentation,



NIBP Fundamentals: 

NIBP- Introduction and History- 10 minutes

  • Introduction
  • Background and History of Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement- 5 minutes

Pincipals of Measurement- 15 minutes

  • Basic Principals- how pulses can be seen by transducers and converted into pressure readings

Basic design- 15 minutes

  • DC channel
  • AC Channel
  • Designing for Safety

Accuracy- what does it mean? 20 minutes

  • Why do we see different readings on different manufacturers/models?-
  • AAMI standard- how does it influence accuracy of designs?
  • Looking at signals, how to interpret a pressure measurement through all the noise.

Testing Strategies- 10 minutes

  • Troubleshooting strategies, sources of errors
  • How do simulators work- 10 minutes
  • Comparisons of different NIBP monitors- 5 minutes

Comments from other associations:

"We have been trying for a very long time to get presentations that are educational without much success. It seems that most of the vendors come in and do a sales presentation about their products and that's it. Pronk's presentation was very good and it was what we needed.  It was both educational and informative and it was on a technical engineering level.  We got value that our members can use in their day to day work."   Dick Felton,

OhioClinical Engineering Association

“We had gone 2 or 3 years of same old sales pitches from vendors instead of educational presentations that we could benefit from.  Pronks presentation drew quite a crowd and everyone learned something.  The information presented was right on target for giving us a better understanding of what an NIBP monitor is doing, from both a technical point of view as well as practical information we can now use when nurses complain about accuracy”  Keith Rushing, KCBS


We are really looking forward to an exciting and active 2015, please make every effort to attend,


Please RSVP on the HTMA Home Page at

Thanks and I hope to see you at the 20th meeting,


Don Armstrong 

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