We will be upgrading dialysis meters from NEO-1 to the latest and greatest....IBP looks like they put out a good meter, but I don't see much written on the board about them....
...if you have used both IBP HDM meters and Mesa XL or NEO-2, which would you recommend and why?
I've had a NEO-2 for several years and like it.
We have several Mesa 90XL's and have had problems with them. They have a rechargeable battery pack in them and the 90DX used a 9 volt rechargeable. You could always put a 9 volt disposable battery in the DX if you had to. You can't do that with the XL. You have to use a seperate unit for measuring pressures on them and that gets misplaced. They just do not seem to hold up as well as the 90DX meters that we beat on for years with no problems.
My name is Gil Grenier and I am the Technical Manager for the Nephrology Program at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa. We look after seven (7) different hospitals in our region plus 30 home patients with a total of 95,000 hemodialysis treatments per year. We have been using the IBP meters for as long as they have been introduced in Canada, i.e. early 2000s if my memory serves me right. All 20 of my Dialysis Technicians uses them on a daily basis and we have had no problem at all with them. In addition the turn around time for calibration from the company is very short.
I would never hesitate recommending this meter to everyone.
Technical Manager, Nephrology Program
The Ottawa Hospital
Chair, C.S.A. Technical Committee in Kidney Dialysis
We have used both the IBP and Mesa. I would go with the IBP every time.
Presently, I have 7 IPB HDM97BN meters. I originally purchased 4 in June of 2008 to replace Mesa pHoenix meters for the floor staff to use during hemodialysis machine pre-treatment checks. The nursing floor and technical staff were very impressed with the ease of use of these meters; so another 3 were purchased in January of 2009 for the portable bedside hemo machines.
I have had only two problems with these meters, which had been rectified by IPB very quickly. Being these meters are used for approximately 20,000 treatments a year, I find it to be more than an acceptable failure rate per/usage. As compared to the Mesa pHoenix historically at about one a month.
Calibration drift and calibration requirements have been minimal, as compared to the Mesa pHoenix meter. I felt as if we were using the dialysis machine to QA the pHoenix meter.
The 97BN has substantially cut down on nursing staff calibration and maintenance requirements, as well as documentation compliance.
As far as the company being in Germany, it hasn't posed any difficulty. Turn around time has has been within two weeks.
Though the 90DX has been my “gold standard” and reliable for me over the past 15 years, I am replacing my 90DX's with HDM99XP's, instead of the 90XL.
I recommend IPB to anyone.
John R. Mahalko
Clinical Engineering Supervisor
I would appreciate it if someone could provide a web address for IPB. I have not been able to find one.
The IBP address is www.ibpmedical.com
Thanks very much for the info everyone!
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