Answer: Hit heel, look for pain.
What do you do when Bump Testing?
The aim of the bump test is to make sure a gas monitor is working at its optimum by briefly exposing the unit to a known concentration of the target gas. The reading is compared to the actual quantity of gas present as stated on the test gas cylinder and if the detector goes into alarm within an acceptable range of the actual concentration usually within 10% then it is working safely.
Bump test can also be referred to as function test. Bump test is used to verify that the gas detector is working accordingly; ensuring that the gas sensor is responding to the target gas. Sensors and alarm indicators are tested ensuring acceptable performance of sensors and monitor before use. Exposing the gas detector to a known concentration of test gas will show if the sensor respond accurately and if the instrument alarm is working properly.
Bump Test - How To. A current popular method is the aerosol style bump test gas can with a balloon. The problem with this method is frankly it's a pain. There is now a much easier to way to bump test. The Gasco Bump-It bump test gas is now the way to perform a "before each use" bump test. Just put the calibration adaptor on your gas monitor and squirt the gas in the adaptor's tubing for 1/2 second.
Position of Examiner: In front of athlete. Examiner stabilizes lower leg with one hand. Evaluative Procedure: Examiner uses the heel of the free hand to bu...