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P1721 - Standard for Objective Measurement of Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure in Humans

The purpose of this standard is to provide an objective reference for measuring systemic arterial blood pressure in humans in form of definitions and descriptions of objective techniques and procedures that are independent of specific devices, apparatus, instruments, or computing devices that may be used in blood pressure measurements and as prerequisite to: (1) Capturing, recording, and communication of blood pressure measurement data (e.g., IEEE 1073.1.3.7 - Point of Care ~ Medical Device Communication Standard, Device Specialization - Blood Pressure) (2) Standards for automated apparatus intended for noninvasive blood pressure monitoring (e.g., ANSI/AAMI SP10, "Manual, electronic, or automated sphygmomanometers") (3) Standards for apparatus that employs systemic arterial pulses techniques (e.g., IEEE P1708 - Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices)The document covers two topics concerning systemic arterial blood pressure in humans. The first topic is objective measurement and analysis of systemic arterial pulses. The second topic is objective measurement of systemic arterial blood pressure. Adaptations, extensions, and connections to existing standards (IEEE 181-2003, IEEE 1073-2000) are considered enabling seamless integration of blood pressure measurement (BPM) with clinical data recording (electronic health monitoring). The standard considers only objective techniques for BPM assuring that the measurement process satisfies the current standards for evaluating and expressing the uncertainty of the measurement results along with traceability, down to the device that was actually used to transduce the signal.
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