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Pulse-Training System (PTS)

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Pulse Training System (PTS) is a system designed to introduce medical, nursing, and paramedical students and personnel to the theory and manual practice necessary for palpation of the arterial pulse.

Product Details

Product: Pulse-Training System

Cat. No.: 718-8550

Technical Support: Unlimited

Warranty: 1 Year - Parts & Labor

Having their pulse taken is usually the first diagnostic procedure the patient encounters. Their pulse may be more extensively evaluated during subsequent examinations. The ability to palpate properly requires both knowledge and skill. The Pulse Training System teaches both.

There are two integral skills in palpation of the arterial pulse - visual plus tactile location of anatomical site and detection/perception of the pulse.

The Pulse-Training System is a self-teaching system designed to introduce medical, nursing and paramedical students and personnel to the theory and manual practice necessary for palpation of the arterial pulse.

Supplied with:
  • Individual Student Text Work Books
  • Graphics and Pulse Commands
  • Two Pulse Palpators

Didactic material is presented by text and color graphics in the Student Text Work Book that also directs the use of computer screens for interactive practice.

Bimanual palpation of arterial pulses is a major initial step in diagnosis of any peripheral arterial insufficiency. Moreover, confirmation of peripheral disease indicates a need for evaluation of internal arteries, and vice versa.

Bimanual palpation of the peripheral arterial system is one of the most efficient and often times productive procedures in a physical exam. It is a rapid evaluation of the major arteries providing blood to head and brain, arms and legs.

There are two major signs in arterial obstruction, absence or delay/distortion of the pulse. Absence is usually obvious, but detection of delay and recognition of distortion requires more procedural skills and experience.

The Pulse-Training System provides a complete course of instruction on both single and bimanual palpation of the arterial pulse.

Case studies are presented on the screen while their associated pulse is palpated on the Pulse Palpators (see figure 1). After palpation the student’s diagnosis is recorded in the Student Text Work Book. The screen that follows presents the correct diagnosis with a scrolling pulse waveform synchronized to the pulse for maximum teaching impact.

  • Where Used
  • Features

As a self-teaching system for medical and nursing students in a skills lab

For Standardized Patient Examinations

With SAM - the Student Auscultation Manikin, 3rd Generation

With CardioSim VII Digital Heart Sound Simulator

With UTMB STS System (the pulse palpator of the Pulse Training System can be combined with the carotid pulse palpator of the STS System.)

  • Full range of arterial pulses – single and bimanual

  • Visualization of pulse waveform while palpating the pulse

  • Two palpators for bimanual palpation of the arterial pulse

  • Complete Student Text Work Book