A pressurization system for a continuous blood pressure monitor transducer. The system comprises dual chamber compression apparatus and a switching mechanism, both of which are engaged with a servo motor drive mechanism. The drive mechanism simultaneously controls the compression apparatus and the switching mechanism, thereby coordinating flow of air from the compression chambers to the pressurizable chamber within the transducer. A detachable connector permits simultaneous interruption of air flow and the control signals to the drive mechanism.
William D. Perry; Dean C. Winter