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MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 (Respiratory Pressure Meter)

  • Non-invasive respiratory pressure measurements
  • Features easy to use three settings bar
  • Measures PImax/MIP, PEmax/MEP and SNIP
  • Compact, hand-held device

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£1,209.98(Inc. 20% VAT)
(£1,008.32 Exc. VAT)

MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 (Respiratory Pressure Meter)

The MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 (Respiratory Pressure Meter) is a portable and non-invasive respiratory pressure meter. It provides assessment respiratory muscle strength. 

Is This Respiratory Pressure Meter Easy to Use?

The MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 is easy to use, operated by a simple three setting slide bar (Off, MIP/MEP, SNIP) and comes in a sturdy carry case. It is battery operated with a clear digital display of the results in CMH2O, using the latest piezo resistive pressure sensing technology for accurate and reliable measurement.

What Is the MicroMedical MicroRPM For?

The deterioration of the respiratory muscles, a result of pulmonary disease (COPD muscle atrophy, dystrophy and myopathy) or neuromuscular conditions (such as Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Surgical Trauma and Tetraplegia), leads to increasing levels of dyspnoea, disability and the eventual dependence upon mechanical ventilation.

The lightweight MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 is a simple, convenient device to quickly and efficiently monitor the strength of this important muscle group, to aid the early diagnosis of the respiratory muscle condition and monitor the subsequent effects of treatment (e.g. pharmacology, nutrition) and rehabilitation (e.g. exercise, inspiratory muscle training).

Which Measurements Does This Device Perform?

The handheld MicroRPM provides measurements of:

  • Maximal inspiratory pressure at the mouth (PImax/MIP)
  • Maximal expiratory pressure at the mouth (PEmax/MEP)
  • Sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP)

How Is PImax/MIP Measured?

Maximal Inspiratory Pressure at the mouth is measured with empty lungs – at residual volume. A forceful inspiratory manoeuvre leading to a sustained maximal effort, during which time the best one second average is calculated, is followed by a natural release upon fatigue. The best result from 3 tests, with a suitable 1 or 2 minute recovery period between efforts, is used as the value of inspiratory muscle strength.

How Is PEmax/MEP Measured?

Maximal Expiratory Pressure at the mouth is measured with full lungs – at total lung capacity. A forceful expiratory manoeuvre leading to a sustained maximal effort, during which time the best one second average is calculated, is followed by a natural release upon fatigue. The best result from 3 tests, with a suitable 1 or 2 minute recovery period between efforts, is used as the value of expiratory muscle strength.

How Is SNIP Measured?

Sniff Nasal Inspiratory Pressure is measured at FRC (Functional Residual Capacity), the bottom of the tidal breathing cycle, through one plugged nostril whilst the other remains open. A forceful, maximal inspiratory sniff is performed and a peak pressure value reported. The best result from between 5 and 10 tests is used as the value of sniff nasal inspiratory muscle strength.

What Is PUMA PC Software?

The PUMA (Pulmonary Management) PC software is an optional user-friendly, multi-window database management platform for the performance and analysis of respiratory muscle measurements. It can be connected to the MicroRPM via serial port to produce live graphical displays, predicted values, incentive animations and more, including:

  • Real time pressure graphs for mouth and nasal pressures
  • Pre and post medication/exercise tests
  • Report printouts
  • Trend graphs
  • Curve overlay facility
  • Predicted value sets
  • Incentive animation graphics
  • Search and sort functions

The PUMA PC Software is also able to produce additional measurements for fatigue:

  • Maximum rate of pressure development (MRPD)
  • Maximum rate of relaxation (MRR)
  • Tau

Please Note: the PUMA PC software is not included with your purchase of the MicroRPM Respiratory Pressure Meter

Are Any Accessories Or Replacement Parts Available For the Respiratory Pressure Meter?

Yes, both anti-bacterial filters and a mouthpieces are available for the pressure meter.

What Are the Technical Specifications of the MicroMedical MicroRPM 01 (Respiratory Pressure Meter)?

  • Operating pressure: 300 cmH 2 O (±5PSID)
  • Burst pressure: ±700 cmH 2 O (±20PSID)
  • Resolution: 1 cmH 2 O
  • Accuracy: ±3%
  • Power supply: Single 9V PP3
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 60mm x 26mm
  • Weight: 175g (unit); 750g (complete)
  • Operating temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
  • Operating humidity: 0% to 90% RH
  • Storage temperature: -20ºC to +70ºC
  • Storage humidity: 10% to 90% RH

Do you have a question about this product or want to purchase it? No problem at all. Simply call us on 020 7720 2266 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. 

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This item is usually delivered within 48 hours to UK mainland addresses.

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