H B Care Facilities Tips for Using Your Electricity-Powered Medtronic CareLink® Monitor For care facilities, it is recommended to use the telephone line that is connected to the fax machine. This is an analog telephone line, which is the type of line the monitor requires. Oftentimes the telephone lines in a care facility are incompatible with the CareLink Monitor because they are digital or multiline systems. The fax line is an analog telephone line that will allow the CareLink Monitor to send the transmission. (Model 2490C) No telephone landline, no compatible telephone service, or patient frequently travels Intended Use: The Medtronic CareLink® Monitor and the CareLink® Network are indicated for use in the transfer of patient data from some Medtronic implantable cardiac devices based on physician instructions and as described in the product manual. These products are not a substitute for appropriate medical attention in the event of an emergency and should only be used as directed by a physician. Contraindications: There are no contraindications for the CareLink Monitor. Warnings and Precautions: The CareLink Monitor must only be used for interrogating compatible Medtronic implantable devices. The CareLink Monitor is intended for use within the prescribing country. See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential complications/adverse events. For further information, please call Medtronic at 1 (800) 328-2518 and/or consult Medtronic’s website at www.medtronic.com. Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. 1.The CareLink Monitor should be placed within reach of a telephone jack and power outlet in an area of the house where you spend several hours a day (a bedroom, living room, etc.). 4.Plug the other end of the telephone cord into the telephone wall jack. Optional: You may also connect a telephone to the monitor, but the telephone is not required for the monitor to work properly. 2.Select the telephone line settings. A Shipping Information UC200904774a EN © Medtronic, Ianc. 2010. Minneapolis, MN. All Right Reserved. Printed in USA. 02/2010 There is a cellular accessory option, which connects securely to any CareLink Monitor and allows patients to transmit data using cellular signals instead of an analog telephone line or cell phone. Patients can call 1 (877) 609-6698 to order a cellular accessory. Patients will be charged a monthly service charge of $10.99, plus any applicable taxes. Medtronic provides the accessory hardware free of charge. Setting Up Your Monitor You should receive your monitor a few weeks after your clinic orders it for you. The monitor will be shipped in a plain brown box to protect your medical privacy. You may need to sign for it when it arrives. If you have not received your monitor 30 days after it’s ordered, please contact your clinic. Training Materials Shipped with the Monitor Instructions will be in the box and shipped with your CareLink® Monitor. Also included are: DVD, A/C power cord, standard telephone cord, warranty information, patient manual, and instruction card. Please review these items before using your monitor. If you have questions about your monitor, contact your clinic or Medtronic Patient Services at 1 (800) 929-4043, Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm Central Time. • F or touch tone telephone (push button), set switch to “T.” • For rotary dial telephone, set switch to “P.” • For home use, switch should be set to “N” = None. • F or hotel, business, or other, set the switch to match your location’s prefix number: 7, 8, or 9. 3.Plug one end of the telephone cord into either of the telephone plugs on the side of the monitor. 5.Connect the power cord to the monitor. 6.Plug the power cord into the power outlet. C Sending a Manual Transmission To complete your Initial Setup Session, you will be sending device information to your clinic using the hand-held antenna attached to the monitor. This Manual Setup Session should be completed at a time specified by your clinic. Also, your doctor or clinic may ask you to occasionally send heart device information at an unscheduled time if you are experiencing medical symptoms. To send a transmission at the request of your doctor or clinic, you will need to do a manual transmission and use the antenna to gather your implanted heart device information. To use your monitor for a manual transmission, follow the steps in Section E: “Completing Your Initial Setup Session.” F E Completing an Initial Setup/Manual Transmission 1. Press the start button. 3.Watch the four green transmission status lights illuminate. 4.The monitor is done 2.Hold the antenna snugly over the reading when all four lights illuminate and you hear two beeps. 5.The monitor automatically dials the pre-programmed 1-800 number and sends the information from your implanted heart device. When you hear the monitor dialing, remove the antenna from over your implanted heart device. If you get an orange telephone light, check the connection of the telephone cord and the wall jack to ensure secure connections. implanted heart device. D Automatic Follow-Up Once you have set up your CareLink Monitor and have successfully completed your Setup Session, your monitor is ready to automatically gather information from your implanted heart device. The monitor will automatically communicate wirelessly with your specific implanted heart device. The automatic wireless transmissions scheduled by your clinic will then occur without your involvement. Data transmissions will be silent and invisible to you. If you get an orange antenna position light, slowly reposition the antenna over the device until the green lights illuminate. 6.You are finished when the Sending Complete light (bull’s eye) lights up and you hear two beeps. Monitor Troubleshooting Tips • If the monitor does not turn on, make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the monitor and power outlet. • During automatic transmissions, there will be no sounds or lights coming from the monitor. G Telephone Troubleshooting Tips • T he monitor must be connected to an analog (landline) telephone line and a power outlet at all times. • The monitor will not work on a digital VoIP or fiber optic telephone line. A DSL line may require a filter. Your telephone company will be able to tell you what type of line you have in your home. • If manual transmission will not send, verify your telephone setting in Step 2 in the “Setting Up Your Monitor” section. • The monitor dials out a pre-programmed toll-free 800 number. You cannot use your telephone when the monitor is sending a transmission. • You may hear sounds as the monitor is dialing during a manual transmission. Caution: In the case of an emergency, you can use your telephone to call for help. If you have an emergency while using the monitor, press the Start/Stop button to stop the monitor and to ensure your telephone line is available. When the monitor is done sending information, the green Sending Complete light comes on and the monitor beeps twice. The monitor automatically returns to resting mode. You can then use the telephone to make or receive calls.
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