Quick-start guide for P163A Radio linked Mobility Monitor systems: (S1034A...

Quick-start guide for P163A Radio linked Mobility Monitor systems: (S1034A...
Quick-start guide for P163A Radio linked Mobility Monitor systems: (S1034A & B)
The P163A is a flexible monitor capable of using a range of sensing components and passing an alarm to a portable Nurse Call Pager. The system will have been provided with sensors and set
for operating conditions to best suit your needs, within our experience and the information you provided. This leaflet is a quick-start guide to installing, testing and using your system. After
installation we are pleased to offer you a full system check via our telephone helpline, and would urge you to use this service. Should you wish to change any of the operating parameters or
modify your system in any way, then detailed handbooks are available on request or on-line at www.alert-it.co.uk/handooks/
Install the sensing components
The following covers the different sensing options available with the monitor
The P149B Chair Ribbon is installed
under the chair cushion, or inside the cover,
in a position that ensures it bends under
body weight. If mounted to the rear of the
chair it will preempt the client leaving.
The P143 Bed Occupancy Mat is installed on top of the
mattress under a suitable cover sheet, in a position that
ensures the maximum body weight is lying on the mat,
typically below the upper torso. Under the shoulder area
is a good place if an alarm is required before the users
feet touch the floor.
The P150 Floor Mat can be placed by a bed or in a door way
to detect mobility. It is only suitable for use on a carpet floor,
to enhance sensitivity and reduce slipping. An anti-slip underlay is available from iTs Designs if required. The cable should
be run to the P163 in such a way as to reduce any trip hazard.
To use the P144 Weight Sensor, the bed/chair leg is
positioned in the recess of the wedge.
For beds it is recommended to use a leg
near the headboard which carries
greater patient weight.
On wheeled legs it is best to lock the
wheels where possible as movement
within the recess can affect the weight
The P163 can be supplied with a wide range of sensing switches,
which will be installed as directed in their own handbook
Connect to P163 and test
Normal Operation
The connection of any sensor to the P163 is by means of a telephone style 6 pin connector, which should be pushed home
until the click of the latch is heard
The unit will be quite passive until the sensor is
activated, when the alarm will be raised at the pager.
Remember that some sensors
operate with a time delay to reduce
false alarms.. If the sensor remains
activated for this delay then there
will be a beep, the front panel light
will flash and the alarm will be transmitted . The pager
will show the alarm and will normally also sound an
appropriate audible alarm (which can be silenced either
permanently or for 5 minutes while attending the
client). The pager can also be set to vibrate (see setup
Turn on the P163 by removing the Red plug-in key. The
P163 has a internal alkaline battery or an external 12v
power adapter can be used.
A rechargeable option (P163D) is also available.
For this unit there is no power key as the protection
battery is permanently on. Press the RESET for 5
seconds to enable the battery after first installation.
If the battery becomes discharged then a fault message will
be transmitted to the pager.
Turn on the Pager by pressing the MENU button for 3
seconds (in the event of no response then charge the
battery for at least 5 minutes)
The front PRESS switch can be used to call for assistance
by a short 1 second press. A PRESS longer than 5 seconds
sets an URGENT alarm. The alarm can only be cleared at
the monitor by pressing the RESET button.
These tests must be repeated regularly to check the sensors
Radio Test:
A short press on the reset button (less than 1 second) will
stimulate a radio transmission (and battery test). The name
of the alarm monitor should flash up on the pager as a
result. Repeat this at the extremities of the building to test
radio reception
Chair or Bed Occupancy (S1034B): After pressing
RESET the P163 will be in a disarmed state awaiting the
user to return. By pressing the mat the unit will arm and
emit a beep, which proves the successful operation of the
mat. This makes an ideal test of operation.
Floor Mat (S1034A): Stepping on the mat will raise an
alarm, which has to be cancelled by the RESET button on
the P163
S1034B only:
Bed & Chair Occupancy reset has a special feature to
prevent false alarms during the day. If the RESET
button is pressed at any time with the occupant out of
the chair, then the alarm detection is inhibited until the
mat is next operated, indicating that the client has got
into the chair and is therefore now to be monitored.
The monitor may have the Safelink protection enabled. Should
the radio signal become weak or disappear, then the pager will
show RF Fail, which should be corrected immediately as it
implies any alarms would not be displayed
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Alarm indication on monitor and at the pager/receiver
Detect Delay
Assist 01
Intermittent tune + alarm
Urgent 01
Continuous tune + alarm
6 minutes
Urgent 02
Continuous tune + alarm
Press HELP
Shows node name
Battery Low
Flash every 8
Fault 30
Intermittent tune,+ alarm
Battery Fail
Flash every 8
Fault 31
Intermittent tune,+ alarm
The P163 beeps every 0.5 sec with no LED and no transmission
Alarm will be delayed
(actual components supplied may vary to order)
Optional 12v power
supply or power off
Slide open door under
unit to replace batteries
Connection for sensors (bed mats, floor
mats, switches or enuresis mats
Alarm will occur instantly
System components and connection
Alarm Indicator
Instant/Delay link (S1034B)
The Bed & Chair occupancy systems
(P143, P144, P149) can be set for
instant alarm or for an alarm after 5
minutes (or any delay to special
order). The choice is controlled by an
internal link. To access this link, then
remove the base by removing the 4
corner screws.. The link can then be
set as shown below:
Part Description
Part No
Monitor for Floor
B on/off key
C Mains Adapter (optional)
D Pager
Power Supply for F
Bed Occupancy Pad
G Floor Mat
H Chair Occupancy
Bed Leg Weight Monitor
Battery replacement
If the pager shows FAULT 30 or 31 or if the red ALARM
light begins a slow flashing sequence (every 8 seconds) or
monitor starts chirping, then the battery needs replacing.
The battery door slides open and batteries are replace with
2off Alkaline AA Cells
Full adjustment details are found in
handbooks available on:
Or by phoning Alert-iT 0845 2179951
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This symbol indicates there are warnings and precautions associated with the use of this
equipment that should be carefully read and understood before using the equipment.
Ensure that the senor cable is routed and secured to avoid the risk of entanglement or
Only the recommended power supply shall be used as it is certified to provide two
means of patient protection to EN60601-1in non-hospital environments
Consult the manufacturer for power supplies suitable for hospital use
Ensure any power cable is routed to avoid a trip hazard
Regularly check the power supplies for damage and potential shock risks
Clean and disinfect each item regularly in accordance with information herein
Regularly test all sensors as described herein
Ensure, by testing, that the alarm is annunciated at the carer's location(s)
Operate any power supply and charge pager away from direct heat and uncovered.
As with all medical electronic equipment there is potential for the equipment to interfere with or be effected by interference from other electrical or electronic devices. For
this reason avoid placing the monitor, sensor or connecting cable in close proximity to
sensitive electronic devices or devices which produce strong electromagnetic fields
such as radio transmitters, mobile phones or power cables.
Only use the monitor with accessories approved for use with this product and only in
accordance with instructions.
If the equipment is modified in any way, appropriate inspection and testing must be conducted to ensure continued safe use of the equipment.
The carer must conduct a risk assessment to determine if the level of reliability offered
by the monitor is sufficient or if additional monitoring is needed. Contact the manufacture for assistance with Risk Evaluation Tools.
Additional levels of mechanical protection may be needed for some patient disorders.
Contact the manufacturers for advice
Some accessories are fitted with small screws and have plastic bags. Ensure these do
not come into the possession of vulnerable patients who might choke on them
Any sensor over the mattress (Bed Vacation) has the potential to cause pressure sores .
The carer must assess this risk and monitor the use of these products
Any sensor over the mattress could pose a fire hazard if in contact with a smouldering
The monitor and all accessories are designed to operate indoors in a residential environment of 10ºC to 30ºC and 90%RH max.
The Alert-it system has been designed with due regard to reliability and integrity.
While it offers a highly vigilant monitoring method,it is always possible that a
distress condition can go undetected for a variety of reasons (including malfunction)
and in life threatening situations it is advisable to use the Alert-it system in
conjunction with additional monitoring techniques (e.g. video). Neither the
manufacturer nor its agent can accept legal responsibility to provide a system that
is infallible. The carer is responsible for assessing the risks of using this equipment
and any settings pertaining to it.
The system complies with 93/42/EEC as a Class 1 Medical Device
The system complies with EN60601 for Class 2 Electrical Safety and does not need
a protective earth.
For technical support please fax or EMail:
HELP: 0845 2179951
FAX : 0845 2179953
Designed by:
ITs Designs Ltd
...using technology to care for carers
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