Directions for use, Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitor 6000

Directions for use, Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitor 6000
Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs
Monitor 6000 Series™
Directions for use
Software versions 1.0X–1.7X
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Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................. 1
Intended use ........................................................................................................ 1
Contraindications ................................................................................................. 1
Symbols ................................................................................................... 3
Screen elements ...................................................................................... 5
About warnings and cautions ................................................................ 9
General warnings and cautions ............................................................................ 9
Controls, indicators, and connectors ................................................... 15
Setup ...................................................................................................... 19
Supplies and accessories ................................................................................... 19
Insert the battery ............................................................................................... 19
Mount the monitor on a stand ........................................................................... 20
Mount the monitor on the wall .......................................................................... 20
Attach the probe well ......................................................................................... 20
Attach the temperature probe ........................................................................... 21
Remove the temperature probe and well .......................................................... 22
Connect the NIBP hose ..................................................................................... 22
Disconnect the NIBP hose ................................................................................. 23
Connect the SpO2 cable .................................................................................... 23
Disconnect the SpO2 cable ............................................................................... 24
Attach an accessory ........................................................................................... 24
Detach an accessory .......................................................................................... 25
Insert a new roll of paper ................................................................................... 25
Connect AC power ............................................................................................. 26
Disconnect AC power ........................................................................................ 26
Startup .................................................................................................... 27
Power ................................................................................................................. 27
Power up the monitor ........................................................................................ 28
Power down the monitor ................................................................................... 29
Reset the monitor .............................................................................................. 29
Set the date and time ........................................................................................ 29
Enter clinician information .................................................................................. 30
Set the default configuration .............................................................................. 30
Navigation .............................................................................................. 31
Home tab ........................................................................................................... 31
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Device Status area ............................................................................................. 31
Content area ...................................................................................................... 33
Navigation area .................................................................................................. 34
Profiles ................................................................................................... 37
Select a profile ................................................................................................... 40
Using the keypad, keyboard, and barcode scanner ........................... 41
Open the numeric keypad .................................................................................. 41
Numeric keypad ................................................................................................. 41
Enter a number .................................................................................................. 42
Close the numeric keypad ................................................................................. 42
Open the keyboard ............................................................................................ 42
Keyboard ............................................................................................................ 42
Enter a letter or number ..................................................................................... 44
Enter a symbol or special character ................................................................... 44
Enter a diacritical mark ....................................................................................... 44
Close the keyboard ............................................................................................ 45
Use a barcode scanner ...................................................................................... 45
Patient data management .................................................................... 47
Add a patient to the patient list .......................................................................... 47
Load patient data with the barcode scanner ...................................................... 47
Select a patient .................................................................................................. 48
Manage patient records ..................................................................................... 48
Print patient data ................................................................................................ 49
Printer ................................................................................................................ 49
Delete a patient from the list ............................................................................. 50
Modifiers ............................................................................................................ 50
Set modifiers ...................................................................................................... 50
Alarms .................................................................................................... 53
Reset (pause or turn off) audio alarms ............................................................... 56
Adjust vital sign alarm limits .............................................................................. 57
Modify audio alarm notification .......................................................................... 57
Alarm messages and priorities ........................................................................... 58
Nurse call ........................................................................................................... 61
Patient monitoring ................................................................................ 63
NIBP ................................................................................................................... 63
Temperature ...................................................................................................... 72
SpO2 .................................................................................................................. 84
SpHb .................................................................................................................. 89
Pulse rate frame ................................................................................................. 92
Manual parameters frame .................................................................................. 93
Maintenance and service ...................................................................... 95
Perform periodic checks .................................................................................... 95
Replace the printer paper ................................................................................... 95
Change the battery ............................................................................................ 97
Clean the monitor .............................................................................................. 98
Clean the accessories ........................................................................................ 99
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Clean the stand .................................................................................................. 99
Specifications ...................................................................................... 101
Physical specifications ..................................................................................... 101
Environmental specifications ........................................................................... 105
Monitor radio .................................................................................................... 105
Configuration options ....................................................................................... 106
Patents ............................................................................................................. 107
Standards and compliance ................................................................. 109
General compliance and standards .................................................................. 109
General radio compliance ................................................................................. 110
Guidance and manufacturer's declaration ........................................ 113
EMC compliance .............................................................................................. 113
Emissions and immunity information ............................................................... 113
Advanced settings ............................................................................... 117
General ............................................................................................................. 117
Parameters ....................................................................................................... 121
Data management ........................................................................................... 125
Network ........................................................................................................... 127
Service ............................................................................................................. 130
Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 131
NIBP messages ............................................................................................... 131
SpO2 and SpHb messages .............................................................................. 132
Temperature messages ................................................................................... 133
Weight scale messages ................................................................................... 134
Patient data management messages .............................................................. 134
Radio messages ............................................................................................... 135
Ethernet messages .......................................................................................... 135
USB messages ................................................................................................ 135
System messages ........................................................................................... 136
Battery power manager messages .................................................................. 136
Configuration Manager messages ................................................................... 137
Printer messages ............................................................................................. 137
Problems and solutions .................................................................................... 138
Appendix .............................................................................................. 139
Approved accessories ..................................................................................... 139
Warranty .......................................................................................................... 146
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Introduction
This manual describes the capabilities and operation of the monitor. The information,
including the illustrations, pertains to a monitor configured with noninvasive blood
pressure (NIBP), body temperature, pulse oximetry (SpO2), total hemoglobin
concentration (SpHb), pulse rate, and weight scale options. If your monitor configuration
lacks any of these options, some information in this manual might not apply.
Before using the monitor, read the sections of the manual that pertain to your use of the
monitor.
Intended use
The VSM 6000 Series of monitors is intended to be used by clinicians and medically
qualified personnel for monitoring of neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients for:
•
noninvasive blood pressure,
•
pulse rate,
•
noninvasive functional oxygen saturation of arteriolar hemoglobin (SpO2), and
•
body temperature in normal and axillary modes.
The most likely locations for patients to be monitored are general medical and surgical
floors, general hospital, and alternate care environments.
The optional Masimo Rainbow SET® and accessories are indicated for the continuous
noninvasive monitoring of total hemoglobin concentration of adult, pediatric, and
neonatal patients during both motion and no motion conditions, and for patients who are
well or poorly perfused in hospitals and hospital-type facilities.
Optional compatible weight scales (e.g., Health o meter®) can be used for height,
weight, and BMI input.
This product is available for sale only upon the order of a physician or licensed health
care professional.
Contraindications
This system is not intended to be used:
•
on patients connected to heart/lung machines
•
on patients being transported outside a healthcare facility
•
near an MRI machine
•
in a hyperbaric chamber
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near flammable anesthetics
•
near electro-cauterization devices
For contraindications of SpO2 and SpHb sensors, consult the sensor manufacturer's
directions for use.
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Symbols
Documentation symbols
WARNING The warning statements in this manual identify conditions or practices that could
lead to illness, injury, or death.
Caution The caution statements in this manual identify conditions or practices that could
result in damage to the equipment or other property, or loss of data. This definition applies to
both yellow and black and white symbols.
WARNING Hot surface. Do not touch.
Consult operating instructions.
Power symbols
Power on/standby
Equipotential terminal
(on the display) monitor is
plugged into Alternating Current
power
Battery absent or faulty
(on the monitor, green indicator)
Alternating Current power
present, battery fully charged
Battery charge level
(on the monitor, amber indicator)
Alternating Current power
present, battery is charging
Battery cover
Alternating Current (AC)
Rechargeable battery
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Li-ion battery
AC input power
Connectivity symbols
USB
Ethernet RJ-45
Wireless signal strength
• Best (4 bars)
• Good (3 bars)
• Fair (2 bars)
• Weak (1 bar)
• No signal (no bars)
• No connection (blank)
Nurse call
Miscellaneous symbols
Meets essential requirements of
European Medical Device
Directive 93/42/EEC
European Community
Representative
Manufacturer
Defibrillation-proof Type BF
applied parts
Reorder number
Serial number
Do not reuse
China RoHS markings for control
of pollution caused by electronic
information products. XX
indicates Environmentally
Friendly Use Period in years.
Nonionizing electromagnetic
radiation
Recycle the product separate
from other disposables
Restrictions for use of wireless
device in Europe. European
Community's Class 2 radio
equipment.
Call for maintenance
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Screen elements
Global navigation
Select option
NIBP
NIBP start
NIBP stop
Intervals status indicators
NIBP view toggle
Temperature site control
Process indicator
Temperature
Direct mode selector
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SpO2 and Pulse rate
Pulse amplitude bar
SatSeconds timer (Nellcor
feature only)
SpO2 view toggle
Response mode selector
(touch for Fast mode)
Heart rate (in beats per
minute)
Total hemoglobin (SpHb)
SpHb view toggle
Averaging selector
Manual parameters
Manual parameter selector
Alarm and information messages
Alarm limit button
Alarm On/Off toggle
Multiple alarms toggle
Alarm audio paused
Alarm active
Directions for use
Screen elements
Patients list and review
Diacritical marks key
(available for languages that
use diacritical marks;
appearance differs based on
language)
Symbols key
Send patient test reports
Print patient test reports
Cancel print request
Add patient identifiers
Retrieve the patient list from
the network
Settings
Save configuration settings
Advanced settings
Save to USB flash
drive
Restore factory
default settings
Configure from USB
flash drive
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About warnings and cautions
Warning and caution statements can appear on the monitor, on the packaging, on the
shipping container, or in this document.
The monitor is safe for patients and clinicians when used in accordance with the
instructions and the warning and caution statements presented in this manual.
Before using the monitor, familiarize yourself with the sections of this directions for use
that pertain to your use of the monitor.
•
Failure to understand and observe any warning statement in this manual could lead
to patient injury, illness, or death.
•
Failure to understand and observe any caution statement in this manual could lead to
damage to the equipment or other property, or loss of patient data.
General warnings and cautions
WARNING Many environmental variables, including patient physiology and
clinical application, can affect the accuracy and performance of the monitor.
The clinician must verify all vital signs information before treating the
patient. If there is any question about the accuracy of a measurement,
verify the measurement using another clinically accepted method.
WARNING Alarm limits are patient- or facility-specific. The clinician must
set or verify alarm limits appropriate for each patient. Each time the
monitor is powered on, you must check that the alarm settings are
appropriate for your patient before you start monitoring.
WARNING The monitor is not intended for use during patient transport
outside of the medical facility. Do not use the monitor to take
measurements on any patient in transit.
WARNING Use only Welch Allyn approved accessories, and use them
according to the manufacturer’s directions for use. Using unapproved
accessories with the monitor can affect patient and operator safety and can
compromise product performance and accuracy.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Do not connect more than one
patient to a monitor.
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WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Dust and particle ingress can
affect the accuracy of blood pressure measurements. Use the monitor in
clean environments to ensure measurement accuracy. If you notice dust or
lint build-up on the monitor's vent openings, have the monitor inspected
and cleaned by a qualified service technician.
WARNING Liquids can damage electronics inside the monitor. Prevent
liquids from spilling on the monitor.
If liquids are spilled on the monitor:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power down the monitor.
Disconnect the power plug.
Remove battery pack from the monitor.
Dry off excess liquid from the monitor.
Note
If liquids possibly entered the monitor, remove the monitor
from use until it has been properly dried, inspected, and
tested by qualified service personnel.
5. Reinstall battery pack.
6. Power on the monitor and verify that the monitor functions normally before
using it.
If liquids enter the printer housing:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power down the monitor.
Disconnect the power plug.
Remove battery pack from the monitor.
Remove and discard the paper roll.
Clean and dry the inside of the printer housing.
Note
The printer housing has a drain tube that directs liquids down
and out the bottom of the monitor. If liquids possibly entered
other openings in the monitor, remove the monitor from use
until it has been properly dried, inspected, and tested by
qualified service personnel.
6. Install a new roll of paper.
7. Power on the monitor and verify that the monitor functions normally before
using it.
WARNING Safety risk. Damaged cords, cables, and accessories can affect
patient and operator safety. Never lift the monitor by the power supply cord
or patient connections. Routinely inspect the AC power cord, blood
pressure cuff, SpO2 cable, and other accessories for strain relief wear,
fraying, or other damage. Replace as necessary.
WARNING Fire and explosion hazard. Do not operate the monitor in the
presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen, or nitrous
oxide; in oxygen-enriched environments; or in any other potentially
explosive environment.
WARNING Fire and shock hazard. Only connect LAN cables contained
within the perimeter of a single building. Conductive LAN cables spanning
multiple buildings may introduce fire or shock hazards unless they are fitted
with fiber optic cables, lightning arrestors, or other applicable safety
features.
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About warnings and cautions
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WARNING The monitor may not function properly if dropped or damaged.
Protect it from severe impact and shock. Do not use the monitor if you
notice any signs of damage. Qualified service personnel must check any
monitor that is dropped or damaged for proper operation before putting the
monitor back into use.
WARNING Defective batteries can damage the monitor. If the battery
shows any signs of damage or cracking, it must be replaced immediately
and only with a battery approved by Welch Allyn.
WARNING Improper disposal of batteries may create an explosion or
contamination hazard. Never dispose of batteries in refuse containers.
Always recycle batteries according to local regulations.
WARNING Electric shock hazard. Do not open the monitor or attempt
repairs. The monitor has no user-serviceable internal parts. Only perform
routine cleaning and maintenance procedures specifically described in this
manual. Inspection and servicing of internal parts shall only be performed
by qualified service personnel.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Do not expose to temperatures
higher than 122º F (50º C).
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Do not use the monitor on
patients who are on heart-lung machines.
WARNING Use the monitor only as described in this directions for use. Do
not use the monitor on patients as described in the Contraindications.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Do not use the monitor on
patients who are experiencing convulsions or tremors.
WARNING Wall mounted equipment and accessories must be installed in
accordance with accompanying instructions. Welch Allyn is not responsible
for the integrity of any installation not performed by authorized Welch Allyn
service personnel. Contact an authorized Welch Allyn service
representative or other qualified service personnel to ensure professional
installation for safety and reliability of any mounting accessory.
WARNING Do not place the monitor in any position that might cause it to
fall on the patient.
WARNING Welch Allyn is not responsible for the integrity of a facility's
power. If the integrity of a facility's power or protective earth conductor is
in doubt, always operate the monitor on battery power alone when it is
attached to a patient.
WARNING Equipment damage and personal injury risk. When transporting
the monitor on a mobile stand, properly secure all patient cables and cords
to keep them clear of the wheels and to minimize trip hazards.
WARNING For operator and patient safety, peripheral equipment and
accessories that can come in direct patient contact must comply with all
applicable safety, EMC, and regulatory requirements.
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WARNING All signal input and output (I/O) connectors are intended for
connection of only devices complying with IEC 60601-1, or other IEC
standards (for example, IEC 60950), as applicable to the monitor.
Connecting additional devices to the monitor may increase chassis or
patient leakage currents. To maintain operator and patient safety, consider
the requirements of IEC 60601-1-1. Measure the leakage currents to
confirm that no electric shock hazard exists.
WARNING Equipment failure and patient harm risk. Do not cover the air
intake or exhaust vents on the rear and base of the monitor. Covering
these vents could cause overheating of the monitor or muffling of alarms.
WARNING This equipment is not suitable for use in the presence of
electro-surgery.
WARNING Cross-contamination or nosocomial infection risk. Clean and
disinfect the monitor on a routine basis according to your facility's protocols
and standards or local regulations. Thorough hand-washing before and after
contact with patients greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination and
nosocomial infection.
CAUTION United States Federal law restricts this monitor to sale,
distribution, or use by or on the order of a physician or licensed healthcare
professional.
CAUTION Electromagnetic interference risk. The monitor complies with
applicable domestic and international standards for electromagnetic
interference. These standards are intended to minimize medical equipment
electromagnetic interference. Although this monitor is not expected to
present problems to other compliant equipment or be affected by other
compliant devices, interference issues still may occur. As a precaution,
avoid using the monitor in close proximity to other equipment. In the event
that equipment interference is observed, relocate the equipment as
necessary or consult manufacturer's directions for use.
CAUTION Use only a Class I (grounded) AC power supply cord for
powering this monitor.
CAUTION Do not use a long press of
to power down the monitor
when it is functioning normally. You will lose patient data and configuration
settings.
CAUTION Never move the monitor or mobile stand by pulling on any of
the cords as this may cause the monitor to tip over or may damage the
cord. Never pull on the power cord when removing it from the power
outlet. When disconnecting the power cord, always grasp the attachment
plug and not the cord. Keep the cord away from liquids, heat, and sharp
edges. Replace the power cord if the strain relief or cord insulation is
damaged or begins to separate from the attachment plug.
CAUTION Use only the Welch Allyn USB client cable to connect a laptop
computer to the USB client port. Any laptop connected to the monitor must
be running on a battery, a 60601-1 compliant power supply, or a 60601-1
compliant isolation transformer.
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CAUTION If the touchscreen is not responding properly, refer to the
troubleshooting section. If the problem cannot be resolved, discontinue use
of the monitor and contact an authorized Welch Allyn service center or
qualified service personnel.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after manual or barcode
entry and before printing or transferring patient records.
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Controls, indicators, and connectors
Your model might not contain all of these features.
Note
No. Feature
Description
1
Printer
Optional. Printer provides a printout of patient and device
information.
2
Light bar
Provides a visual alarm with red and amber LEDs.
3
Thermometry
Optional. Temperature probe cover box.
4
Thermometry
Optional. Temperature probe.
5
Thermometry (connector behind cover)
Secures the probe connection to the monitor.
6
LCD screen
1024 x 600 pixels color touchscreen provides a graphical user
interface.
7
Battery compartment (behind cover)
Houses the Li-ion battery.
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Blood pressure
Self-contained module for easy replacement. Supports duallumen or single-lumen hoses.
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Pulse oximetry
Optional Nellcor (SpO2) or Masimo Rainbow SET (SpO2 or
combined SpO2/SpHb) in a self-contained module for easy
replacement.
No. Feature
Description
1
Power switch and LED
Power-on/Standby switch.
The LED indicates the charging status when connected to AC
power:
• Green: The battery is charged.
• Amber: The battery is charging.
2
Ethernet RJ-45
Provides a hardwired connection to the computer network.
3
USB client
Provides a connection to an external computer for testing and
software upgrades.
4
Nurse call
Optional. Provides a connection to the hospital nurse call
system. (Not available on the 6300 model.)
5
Fan exhaust
6
Ground lug (equipotential terminal)
Provided for electrical safety testing and as a means for
connection of a potential equalization conductor.
7
Power connection
Provides an external AC power connection.
8
Mobile stand mounting hardware
Secures the mounting plate to the monitor.
9
Recess for mounting plate
Secures the monitor when mounted on the mobile stand or wall.
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No. Feature
10
USB connector door
11
Fan intake
12
Speaker
Description
Provides access to host USB connections for optional
accessories.
Provides tones. A piezo beeper inside the monitor provides
backup.
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Setup
Supplies and accessories
For a list of all approved supplies and accessories, see Approved Accessories in the
Appendix.
Insert the battery
This procedure applies to first-time setup of the monitor.
WARNING Risk of fire, explosion, and burns. Do not short-circuit, crush,
incinerate, or disassemble the battery pack.
1. Turn the monitor upside down to access the battery cover.
2. Locate the battery cover, indicated by
.
3. Insert a coin into the slot and push to open. Choose a coin that fits comfortably into
the slot.
4. Slide in the battery.
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Note
Do not remove the tab label from the battery. This tab helps
you remove the battery from the compartment when you
need to replace it.
5. Replace the battery cover by inserting one end into the notched access and then
pressing firmly on the opposite end.
Note
New batteries are only 30 percent charged. Therefore, connect the monitor
to AC power immediately after inserting a new battery.
Mount the monitor on a stand
1. Align the monitor on the black plate in the center of the stand tray.
2. Tighten the screw on the plate into the screw hole on the back of the monitor.
Mount the monitor on the wall
For mounting instructions, see the wall mount manufacturer's directions for use.
Attach the probe well
1. Align the probe well with the tabs facing up and down and insert the probe well into
the temperature module.
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The probe well snaps into place when it is fully seated.
2. Insert the temperature probe into the probe well.
Attach the temperature probe
CAUTION The temperature module only operates with the probe well
properly in place.
1. Remove the cover of the temperature module by pressing the tab and sliding the
cover to the right. The cover is located at the bottom-right of the monitor, below the
probe well.
2. Hold the temperature probe cable connector with the spring tab on the right and
insert it into the probe port of the temperature module.
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3. Push it into place until it clicks.
4. Reattach the cover. Use the alignment tab and slide the cover to the left to click it
back into place.
Remove the temperature probe and well
Follow these steps to disconnect the probe cable and remove the probe well.
1. Remove the cover of the temperature module by pressing the tab and sliding the
cover to the right. The cover is located at the bottom-right of the monitor, below the
probe well.
2. Depress the spring tab on the temperature probe cable connector and withdraw it
from the probe port.
3. Reattach the cover. Use the alignment tab and slide the cover to the left to click it
back into place.
Grasp the probe well and pull it up to remove it from the monitor.
Connect the NIBP hose
1. Place your thumb and forefinger on the hose connector and squeeze the side tabs.
2. Align the hose connector with the hose connector port on the side of the monitor.
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3. Insert the hose connector, pressing firmly until it clicks into place.
Disconnect the NIBP hose
1. Place your thumb and forefinger on the hose connector.
Note
Always grasp the hose by the connector. Do not pull on the
hose itself.
2. Squeeze the side tabs until the connector releases.
3. Pull the connector away from the connector port.
Connect the SpO2 cable
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not use a damaged sensor or pulse
oximetry cable or a sensor with exposed electrical or optical components.
1. Place your thumb and forefinger on the SpO2 cable connector and squeeze the side
tabs.
2. Align the cable connector with cable connector port.
3. Insert the cable connector, pressing firmly until it clicks into place.
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Note
For monitors configured with SpHb, the cable used to monitor SpHb uses
the same port and also measures SpO2.
Disconnect the SpO2 cable
1. Place your thumb and forefinger on the cable connector.
Note
Always grasp the cable by the connector. Do not pull on the
cable itself.
2. Squeeze the side tabs until the connector releases.
3. Pull the connector away from the connector port.
Attach an accessory
CAUTION Accessories attached to this monitor must run on battery
power. Do not use any accessory's external power supply when it is
attached to the monitor.
1. On the rear of the monitor, loosen the screw on the USB door and open it.
2. Attach the accessory's USB cable into an unused USB port on the monitor. The
example below shows how to attach cables for a barcode scanner and a mobile
stand light.
For information about attaching any other accessory, refer to the instructions
provided with the accessory.
CAUTION Connect cables in a manner that minimizes
entangling.
3. Close the door and tighten the screw.
Note
Some accessories require a license to enable them for use. These
accessories are packaged with an authorization code and instructions for
activating the license using the Welch Allyn Service Tool. For more
information, refer to the instructions and the service tool installation guide.
Directions for use
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Detach an accessory
1. On the rear of the monitor, loosen the screw on the USB door and open it.
2. Detach the accessory's USB cable from USB port on the monitor.
3. Close the door and tighten the screw.
Insert a new roll of paper
The printer is located on the top of the monitor. Follow these steps to insert the roll of
printer paper:
1. Grasp the two tabs and pull up to open the printer door.
2. Insert a new roll of paper.
Note
The paper roll must be installed as illustrated. If the paper roll
is not installed correctly, the printer will not print properly.
3. Advance the end of the roll past the roller so that it extends past the printer door, as
shown.
4. With one hand, pull lightly on the paper to take up any slack. With the other hand,
close the printer door by pushing it down and into place until it clicks.
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Be certain that the paper does not catch in the printer door.
Connect AC power
You can use the monitor with AC or battery power (after charging the battery).
1. Insert the power cord into the AC power connector port on the back of the monitor.
2. Insert the power plug into a power outlet to power the monitor and to charge the
battery.
Disconnect AC power
Disconnect the power plug from the power outlet.
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Startup
Power
The power button, located on the side of the monitor, performs the following functions:
•
Powers up the monitor
•
Sets the monitor into Display power saving mode, except when an alarm condition is
active (brief press)
•
Resets the monitor and sets the monitor into Standby mode (press and hold for 6
seconds)
CAUTION Do not use a long press of
to power down the monitor
when it is functioning normally. You will lose patient data and configuration
settings.
The LED in the center of the power plug symbol indicates the battery charging status:
•
Green indicates that AC power is present and that the battery is fully charged.
•
Amber indicates that AC power is present and that the battery is charging.
The monitor has distinct power states.
Monitor on
The monitor is operating on battery power or AC power. You can utilize the monitor's
features, and the display is active.
Display power saving
The monitor is operating on battery or AC power, but the display is off to conserve
power. A brief press of the power button sets the monitor into Display power saving
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mode from the active state. Settings for this mode can be changed in the Advanced
Settings Display tab.
Battery-powered accessories connected to the monitor continue to charge while the
monitor is in this mode and connected to AC power.
Note
The monitor will not enter the Display power saving mode while an alarm
condition is active or when NIBP intervals are in progress. In addition, the
monitor will exit this mode if an alarm occurs.
The following actions will return the monitor display to the active state:
•
Touch the screen
•
Remove the temperature probe from the probe well
•
Attach the SpO2 sensor to a patient
•
Press
Standby
The monitor is plugged into a power outlet, but the sensors and the display do not
operate.
Note
Because power is still available to charge the battery and power the
monitor, the monitor is in Standby mode.
The monitor remains in Standby mode until you press
. Settings for this mode can be
changed in the Advanced Settings Display tab.
Power up the monitor
The monitor runs a brief diagnostic self-test each time it powers up.
WARNING Equipment failure risk. The monitor includes a fan that
circulates air through the device. If the fan does not run when you power
up the device, remove it from use and inform qualified service personnel
immediately. Do not use the monitor until the problem is corrected.
WARNING To ensure patient safety, listen for two audible indicators (a
piezo beeper and a speaker tone) and watch for visual alerts at power-up.
Correct any system errors before using the monitor. In addition to the
audible indicators, the monitor LED light bar illuminates to alert you of
alarms. Amber indicates a low-level alarm. Flashing amber indicates a
medium-level alarm. Flashing red indicates a high-level alarm.
WARNING Always observe the monitor during power-up. If any display
fails to illuminate properly, or if an error code displays, inform qualified
service personnel immediately, or call your nearest Welch Allyn Customer
Service or Technical Support facility. Do not use the monitor until the
problem is corrected.
CAUTION Always use the monitor with an adequately charged and
properly functioning battery. For continuous monitoring, always connect to
AC power.
CAUTION Use only a Class I (grounded) AC power cord for powering this
monitor.
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Press
to power up the monitor.
Following a successful self-test, the monitor displays the Welch Allyn logo, the LED
light bar (located on the handle) flashes, and a power-up tone sounds. The startup
screen then appears with the following banner across the bottom.
If a system error is detected, the monitor becomes inactive until you press
or
until the monitor shuts down automatically. The monitor displays a system fault
message that contains a wrench icon
and a system fault code to aid service
personnel and engineers in diagnosing the problem.
Power down the monitor
1. Touch the Settings tab.
2. Touch the Device tab.
3. Touch Power down.
This power-down method, which places the monitor into Standby mode, ensures
that patient measurements are retained in the monitor memory for a maximum of 24
hours. (These saved measurements are available for recall, printing, or to send
electronically to the network.) This method also ensures that any configuration
settings you have changed and saved will be maintained at the next startup.
Note
Because power is still available to charge the battery and power the
monitor, the monitor is in Standby mode.
Reset the monitor
If the monitor stops functioning, you can press and hold
for approximately 6
seconds to allow the hardware to completely cycle off and to reset the monitor
configuration settings to the last saved default power-up configuration. The button is
located on the side of the monitor.
CAUTION Do not use a long press of
to power down the monitor
when it is functioning normally. You will lose patient data and configuration
settings.
Note
Because power is still available to charge the battery and power the
monitor, the monitor is in Standby mode.
Set the date and time
1. Touch the Settings tab.
2. Touch the Device tab.
3. Touch the Date/Time vertical tab.
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4. To change the date and time values: Touch the up and down arrow keys or touch
and enter a value.
Repeat for each value you want to change.
The date and time stamps on saved patient measurements
will adjust in response to new date and time settings.
Note
Enter clinician information
1. Go to the Clinician tab using one of these methods:
•
On the Home tab, touch the Clinician ID section of the Device Status area (top
left corner of the screen).
•
Touch the Settings > Clinician tab.
2. To enter the clinician name, touch
enter characters.
, located at the right of the text field, and
You can enter up to 32 characters for the clinician's first and last name. Enter only 1
character for the middle initial.
3. To enter the clinician ID, use one of these methods:
•
Touch
and enter the ID.
•
Scan the clinician's barcode with a barcode scanner. The scanned ID appears in
the field.
4. If prompted, enter your system password in the Authentication pane.
5. Touch OK to save your entries and return to the Home tab.
Set the default configuration
1. Touch the Settings tab.
2. Touch the Device tab.
3. Enter or adjust the desired settings you want to add or change.
Note
The new settings appear as they are completed but are
temporary until they are saved.
4. Touch Save as default.
5. Touch OK to confirm that you want to overwrite your previous settings and replace
them with your current settings in the startup default configuration. Or touch Cancel
to retain the previous settings.
The new settings are stored as the default startup settings once you restart the monitor.
Note
If your monitor is connected to the network, the date and time settings are
synchronized with the network settings.
Note
The date and time stamps on saved patient measurements will adjust in
response to new date and time settings.
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Navigation
The monitor screen provides the interface that you use to complete your workflow. You
access the monitor's features by touching the screen.
Home tab
The Home tab includes the following areas:
Item
Area
1
Device Status
2
Content
3
Navigation
Device Status area
The Device Status area, located at the top of the Home screen, displays the following
monitor information, from left to right:
•
Clinician identification. The format can be a name, ID number, or icon. Touch this
area to navigate to the Clinician login.
•
Device location.
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•
Time and date. Touch this area to navigate to date and time settings.
•
Connection status (wired or wireless). The icons indicate which connection type, if
any, is currently active.
Icon
Connection type
Ethernet
USB
Wireless
Blank
No connection
•
Process indicator. This indicator appears when system or patient data is transferred
between the monitor and the network.
•
Battery condition. Estimated battery capacity is displayed in hour(s):minute(s) format.
This area also provides:
•
Interactive alarm and information messages.
•
Shortcuts to some setting controls. For example, touching the Alarm icon displays
the Alarms tab.
Battery status
The battery status indicator displays the state of the battery.
The battery status is represented by icons in the right corner of the Device Status area:
•
The monitor is connected to a power outlet and the battery is charging or is fully
charged. The estimated charge rate is displayed as a percentage of capacity.
•
The monitor is not connected to a power outlet and is running on battery power. The
estimated charge time remaining is displayed in the hour(s):minute(s) format. Each
section of the battery status indicator represents a percentage of remaining charge.
•
The monitor is connected to a power outlet but the battery does not maintain a
charge (or has been removed).
When the battery is not being recharged and power becomes low, a low-priority alarm
appears in the Device Status area.
Directions for use
Navigation
Note
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Observe the remaining battery charge in the battery status indicator and
plug the monitor into a power outlet as soon as you are able.
If the low-priority alarm is dismissed or if you take no action to charge the battery, a highpriority alarm appears when battery power is critically low. Plug the monitor into a power
outlet immediately to prevent it from shutting down.
Alarm and information messages
The Device Status area provides alarm and information messages that are either
temporary or exist as long as the condition to which the message applies remains. Alarm
or information messages may also include controls and/or behavior that you can use to
manage alarm and information messages.
When the monitor detects an alarm condition, an alarm message appears. When
multiple alarms occur, the highest priority message appears. You can cycle through each
alarm message by touching the multiple alarm toggle.
Information messages instruct you to interact with the monitor in a specific way or
provide information that does not require action. You can dismiss an information
message by selecting the control associated with the message or waiting for the
message to time out.
Content area
The Content area displays vital sign measurements. It also provides shortcuts to several
controls.
The Content area includes the following frames:
•
NIBP
•
SpO2 with optional SpHb
•
Pulse rate
•
Temperature
•
Patient
•
Manual parameters (height, weight, pain, temperature, respiration, and BMI,
depending on configuration)
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The Content area also includes a Save button, which you use to manually save current
measurements.
Save patient data
Patient data can be saved to the monitor.
After taking a patient reading, touch Save.
A message will appear indicating a successful or failed save.
You can configure some profiles and settings to
automatically save measurements.
Note
Navigation area
The Navigation area includes the following tabs:
•
Home: Displays vital-sign measurements and provides shortcuts to several controls.
•
Patients: Accesses the patient list, patient summary, patient modifiers, and manual
parameters.
•
Alarms: Accesses global alarm response and settings controls, plus alarm limits
settings (available only in Monitor mode).
•
Review: Prints, deletes, and sends patient data.
•
Settings: Accesses device configuration settings.
To navigate to a tab, touch the tab in the Navigation area with the corresponding name.
The active tab is highlighted.
Display lock
The display lock prevents clinician input, which may be useful when cleaning the display.
Note
The lock feature is not a security mechanism.
The display locks when any of the following occur:
•
You touch Lock display now.
•
No interaction with the monitor occurs for the period specified in the Display tab.
Use the Advanced tab to set or change the time it takes for the display to lock. (This
requires the Advanced settings access code.)
Lock the display
Follow these steps to touch the screen without activating the controls.
1. Touch the Settings tab.
2. Touch the Device tab.
3. Touch Lock display now.
The following occurs:
•
The Home screen appears.
Directions for use
Navigation
•
A title bar with a lock icon (
screen.
•
Patient information no longer appears at the bottom left of the screen.
•
All controls on the screen are locked, except for
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) replaces the Navigation area at the bottom of the
any area of the screen other than
on the title bar. If you select
, a message appears.
Unlock the display
On the locked screen, touch and move Slide to unlock (located at the bottom right)
to the rightmost position on the slidebar.
The following occurs:
•
Patient information appears in the Patient frame.
•
The Navigation area appears.
•
Home tab controls are available for use.
The display also unlocks when any of the following occur:
•
An alarm condition.
•
An externally initiated action, such as taking or stopping an NIBP measurement or
upgrading software.
•
The monitor powers up.
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Profiles
Profiles are variations of the Home tab. Each profile gives you access to a different set of
features. Choose the profile that best suits your needs.
The monitor offers multiple profiles—including Monitor, Spot Check, and Triage—based
on the model and any upgrade licenses you purchase.
Monitor profile
The Monitor profile enables you to use alarms and timed intervals. It is designed for
continuous patient monitoring.
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Spot Check profile
The Spot Check profile is optimized for clinicians who take spot-check vitals readings and
do not need automatic reading or alarm features.
Triage profile
The Triage profile allows for vital signs capture without alarms or access to the Patients
tab.
Directions for use
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Profile feature comparison
The following table compares the features of the profiles.
Feature
Monitor
Take NIBP, SpO2,
X
temperature, and pulse rate
readings
Spot Check
Triage
X
X
X
Take SpHb readings (Masimo X
only)
Configure and use interval
timing setting
X
Observe and configure alarm X
limits
Observe and respond to
physiological alarms
X
Change patient type (adult,
pediatric, neonate)
X
X
View and enter manual
parameters (height, weight,
pain, respiration,
temperature*, BMI**)
X
X
Save currently displayed data X
to device memory
X
X
Save and review patient data X
X
X
Access Patients tab
X
X
Access Alarms tab
X
Access Review tab
X
X
X
Access Settings tab
X
X
X
* Braun IR thermometers configured to work with the monitor transfer temperature data automatically to the
Temperature frame. You can enter temperature manually if you take a patient temperature with a thermometer that is
not connected to the monitor, and you have selected temperature as one of the four manual parameters to display.
** Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated and transferred to the monitor only by an attached weight scale. You cannot
enter or adjust BMI values. BMI displays on the Manual tab and in the Manual parameters frame if you have selected it
as one of the four parameters to display.
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Select a profile
Follow these steps to select a profile, which controls the appearance and functionality of
the device.
1. Touch Settings.
2. Touch Profiles.
3. Touch the desired profile.
4. Touch Home to return to the Home tab.
Note
Profiles cannot be changed while acquiring patient
measurements or while unsaved patient measurements are
on the display.
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Using the keypad, keyboard, and barcode
scanner
Open the numeric keypad
Touch any field that includes the numeric keypad icon
.
The numeric keypad appears.
Numeric keypad
The numeric keypad includes the following components:
Component
Name
Description
Data field
Displays the numbers you enter. The field name
appears above and the range of values you can
enter appears below this field.
Backspace key
When touched, removes the rightmost number
from the data field.
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Component
Name
Description
Cancel button
When touched, the numeric keypad disappears
and the selected number does not change.
OK button
When touched, the numeric keypad disappears
and the entered number appears in the associated
frame or data field.
Enter a number
1. With the numeric keypad open, touch a number or numbers.
The value must be within the range that appears below the data field.
2. Touch OK.
•
If the value is within the required range and format, the numeric keypad
disappears and the entered numbers replace the previous numbers.
•
If the number is not within the required range and format, OK remains inactive
until you enter a valid number.
Close the numeric keypad
Touch one of the following:
•
OK: Exits the numeric keypad and inserts the number.
•
Cancel: Exits the numeric keypad without saving entered numbers.
Open the keyboard
Touch any field that includes the keyboard icon
The keyboard appears.
Keyboard
The keyboard includes the following components:
.
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Component
Name
Description
Data field
Displays the characters you enter.
Backspace key
When touched, removes the rightmost
character from the data field.
Space bar
When touched, enters a space in the data field.
Shift key
When touched, enters the next letter as
uppercase.
Letters key
When touched, returns to the primary keyboard
layout. The keyboard changes from normal
layout when you touch one of these:
• The symbols key
• The diacritical marks key
Symbols key
When touched, the keyboard displays symbols.
The keyboard returns to its normal layout when
you touch one of these:
• Any symbol
• The letters key
• The symbols key
Note
Diacritical marks key
(appearance varies in
some languages)
The symbols that display
match the selected
language.
When touched, the keyboard displays letters
with diacritical marks. The keyboard returns to
its normal layout when you touch one of these:
• Any letter
• The letters key
• The diacritical marks key
Note
This key appears only when
the selected language uses
diacritical marks.
Next button
When touched, accepts the entry for the
current field, then clears the field to allow data
entry for the next field.
Cancel button
When touched, the keyboard disappears and
the content of the data field remains the same.
OK button
When touched, the keyboard disappears and
the entered characters appear in the data field.
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Enter a letter or number
1. With the keyboard open, touch letters or numbers.
2. Do one of the following:
•
Touch Next. This control accepts the entry for the current field, then clears the
data field to allow data entry in the next field.
•
Touch OK. The keyboard disappears and the entered characters appear in the
data field.
Enter a symbol or special character
Note
To return to the keyboard's normal layout, touch
1. With the keyboard open, touch
.
.
Symbols and special characters for the selected language appear.
2. Touch the appropriate symbol or special character.
The keyboard returns to its normal layout.
Enter a diacritical mark
Note
Keyboards with diacritical marks are available only for languages that use
diacritical marks.
Note
To return to the keyboard's normal layout without saving changes, touch
.
Diacritical marks key
Language(s)
None (Not applicable)
Danish, English, Dutch, German, Italian
French
Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Portuguese
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Diacritical marks key
Language(s)
Polish
Greek
1. With the keyboard open, touch the diacritical marks key. This key varies based on
the language, as noted above.
The keyboard displays diacritical marks for the selected language and therefore
varies from one language to another. On each diacritical marks keyboard, the letters
key in the top left corner returns you to the standard keyboard.
2. Touch a diacritical mark.
The keyboard returns to its normal layout.
Close the keyboard
Touch one of the following:
•
Next: Accepts the entry for the current field, then clears the field to allow data
entry for the next field.
•
OK: Exits the keyboard and inserts the data.
•
Cancel: Exits the keyboard without saving entered data.
Use a barcode scanner
The monitor enables the scanning of patients’ and clinicians’ barcodes to enter ID
information. The barcode scanner supports linear and two-dimensional barcodes.
If you haven't done so already, attach the barcode scanner to the monitor. Use the
instructions to attach an accessory.
Note
Refer to the manufacturer's directions for use to ensure that the scanner is
set to USB Com Emulation mode.
1. Remove the barcode scanner from its holder.
2. Hold the scanner approximately 6 inches (15.4 cm) from the barcode and squeeze
the trigger so that the light from the scanner appears on the barcode.
Once the scanner completes a successful barcode reading, the ID appears in the
targeted area (Patient frame, data field, or Device Status area). See additional notes
below.
If the scanner has difficulty reading the barcode, slowly adjust the distance and the
angle between the scanner and the barcode while squeezing the scanner trigger. If it
continues to have difficulty, verify that the barcode is as flat as possible.
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You can scan a patient's barcode from the Home tab or the Summary tab.
The scanned ID appears in the Patient frame on the Home tab and in the
Patient ID field on the Summary tab.
Before you scan a barcode on the Summary tab, touch the keyboard icon in
the Patient ID field. To return to the Home tab and begin taking patient
measurements, touch OK.
Note
Scanning a clinician ID while the Clinician ID pane is open places the
scanned ID into the Clinician ID section of the Device Status area. Touch
OK to return to the Home tab and to begin taking patient measurements.
Note
Use the Advanced settings Data Management tab to change the
appearance of the Clinician ID if you do not want your ID to appear in the
Device Status area. (This requires the Advanced settings access code.)
However, this information is still retained in the monitor memory for recall,
printing, or to send measurements electronically to the network.
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Patient data management
Patient data is managed through the Patients tab.
From this tab, you can do the following:
•
Retrieve a patient list from the network or manually create a patient list.
•
Select a patient from the list.
•
Scan a patient ID with the barcode scanner and return an Admit/Discharge/Transfer
(ADT) patient name match.
•
Enter additional patient information such as modifiers and manual parameters.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after manual or barcode
entry and before printing or transferring patient records.
Add a patient to the patient list
Note
If the monitor is configured to retrieve the patient list from the network,
you cannot manually add a patient to the patient list.
1. Touch the Patients tab.
2. Touch Add.
3. Touch
and then enter patient information. Touch
through the patient data fields.
Note
to cycle
You can use a barcode scanner to enter a patient ID in the
Patient ID field. Touch
the barcode, and touch OK.
in the Patient ID field, scan
4. Touch OK to return to the Home tab.
The information is saved.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after manual or barcode
entry and before printing or transferring patient records.
Load patient data with the barcode scanner
You can use a barcode scanner to query existing patient records and perform an ADT
patient name match.
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Note
If the monitor is connected to the network, the monitor can receive a
patient name from patient records associated with a scanned ID number.
1. Ensure that you are on the Home tab.
2. Scan the patient's barcode with the barcode scanner.
The Patient ID appears in the Patient frame.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after manual or barcode
entry and before printing or transferring patient records.
Select a patient
1. Touch the Patients tab.
2. If the monitor is connected to the network, touch Retrieve list on the List tab.
The monitor retrieves the patient list from the network.
3. From the patient list, touch the patient's identifier (name, ID number, or location).
The patient's identifier is determined in Advanced settings.
4. Touch Select.
Note
In the Spot Check and Triage profiles, previous patient data
will be overwritten by a new save. In the Monitor profile,
selecting a new patient will clear the current patient data and
readings.
Patient data can be sorted in ascending or descending order by selecting the heading
row and touching ▲ or ▼.
Manage patient records
Patient records can be sent to the network, printed, or deleted.
1. Touch the Review tab.
Note
Measurements that triggered a physiological alarm are
highlighted on this tab.
2. Select patients by touching the check box next to their names.
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3. Touch Send to transmit the records to the network, Print to print the records, or
Delete to permanently remove the records as desired.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after
manual or barcode entry and before printing or transferring
patient records.
CAUTION Always visually verify the printed patient records.
Note
The
icon indicates the records have been sent to the
network.
Note
You can configure some profiles and settings to
automatically send measurements to the network.
Note
Patient measurements older than 24 hours are automatically
deleted from the patient records list on the Review tab.
Note
The date and time stamps on saved patient measurements
will adjust in response to new date and time settings.
Print patient data
1. Touch Review from the Home tab.
2. Touch
next to the names of the patients whose data you want to print.
Once selected, a check mark will be added to the box
.
3. Touch Print.
4. Confirm the number of records you want to print and touch OK.
The data is sent to the printer.
CAUTION Verify patient identity on the monitor after manual or barcode
entry and before printing or transferring patient records.
Printer
The monitor prints to a strip to create printouts of patient information and data.
Note
The sample printouts below are English, but the language in the printouts is
defined by the language selected on the monitor.
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Continuous monitoring report
Spot Check report
Delete a patient from the list
1. Touch the Patients tab.
2. From the List tab, touch the patient record you want to delete.
3. Touch Delete.
At the Delete Confirmation window, touch OK to permanently delete the selected
patient. Touch Cancel to cancel the deletion.
Note
Deleting a patient from the Patients List does not delete
saved records. Touch Review to see or delete saved
records.
Note
For monitors connected to the network, deleting a patient on
the monitor does not affect data on the network.
Modifiers
The Modifiers tab enables you to enter additional information for current measurements.
Set modifiers
1. Touch the Patients tab.
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2. Touch the Modifiers tab.
3. Adjust the NIBP, O2, and Temperature settings as required.
4. Touch OK to accept the changes and return to the home screen, or touch Clear to
delete all entries.
The Modifier settings clear after a power cycle, after you clear the Home tab, or after
you select a new patient.
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Alarms
The monitor presents physiological alarms and technical alarms. Physiological alarms
occur when vital sign measurements fall outside of set alarm limits, but they occur only
in the Monitor profile. Technical alarms occur in all profiles.
Note
The three modes of data communication—USB, Ethernet, and IEEE 802.11
—are not intended for real-time alarms.
Alarm types
Type
Priority
Color
Alarm audio tone
•
•
NIBP, SpO2, or SpHb limit exceeded
Some technical alarms
High
Red
10-pulse tone
•
•
Pulse rate limit exceeded
Some technical alarms
Medium
Amber
3-pulse tone
•
•
Temperature limit exceeded
Some technical alarms
Low
Amber
2-pulse tone or 1-pulse tone
Alarm notification locations
WARNING If you are relying on visual alarm notifications, maintain a clear
line of sight with the monitor and/or Nurse Call. If you are relying on audio
alarm notifications, ensure that you can hear audio alarms from where you
are. Set the volume as needed considering the environment and ambient
noise levels.
Nurse Call
When the Nurse Call cable is connected and Nurse Call has been enabled, the monitor
immediately notifies the Nurse Call system when an alarm occurs. Nurse Call notification
settings are specified in the Advanced settings.
LED light bar
The light bar on the handle of the monitor illuminates as follows:
•
Flashing red for high priority alarms
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•
Flashing amber for medium priority alarms
•
Constant amber for low priority alarms
Home tab
Home tab notifications
Notification
Description
Device Status area
The area changes color and displays a message with an accompanying status icon or
button. If the alarm tone is in a pause interval, a timer countdown appears.
If multiple alarms and information messages are active, the Device Status area shows the
highest priority alarm. If the alarms are equal in priority, the most recent alarm message
appears. You can cycle through the messages for each active alarm.
Parameter frame
The background color changes. Touch this area to pause or turn off an alarm audio tone.
Visual indicators and Nurse Call notification will persist during an audio paused condition.
Alarm Limit control
The icon in this control indicates the status of the alarm limit settings. Red and amber
icons indicate measurements that have exceeded alarm limits.
Touch this control to navigate to a parameter-specific tab where you can modify alarm
limit settings.
Icons on the Home tab
Icons in parameter frames
The icons in the parameter frames indicate alarm notification settings. When alarm limits
are on, the icons will be black and white until an alarm occurs. Then, the icons will
change color to indicate the priority of the alarm. Red icons represent high priority
alarms, and amber icons represent medium or low priority alarms.
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Icons in parameter frames
Icon
Name and status
Alarm off.
No visual or audio alarms or Nurse Call notification will occur for this parameter.
Alarm on.
Audio and visual notifications and Nurse Call are enabled.
Alarm audio off.
Only visual notifications, including Nurse Call, will occur.
Alarm audio paused.
The audio tone is paused for a period ranging from 90 seconds to 15 minutes. The icon remains
until the paused time counts down to 0.
Icons in the Device Status area
The icons in the Device Status area are black and white, but the background area
changes colors to indicate the alarm priority. Messages accompany these icons. These
icons can be controls or status indicators.
Icons in the Device Status area
Icon
Name and status
Alarm active.
One or more alarms are active. Touch this icon to pause or turn off the audio tone.
Alarm audio off.
Audio signals are disabled, but alarm limits and visual alarm signals remain active.
Multiple alarms toggle.
Touch this icon to cycle through the messages for each active alarm.
Alarm audio paused.
The audio tone is paused for a period ranging from 90 seconds to 15 minutes. The icon remains
until the paused time counts down to 0. Touch this icon to reset the pause interval. The pause
interval is determined by settings in the Advanced tab.
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Reset (pause or turn off) audio alarms
Audio alarm characteristics
•
After you reset an audio alarm, some tones do not return, but others return after a
pause interval if the condition that caused the alarm persists. Settings in the
Advanced tab determine the length of the pause interval.
•
If a new alarm condition occurs during a pause interval, a new audio tone occurs.
•
If an audio alarm is not paused or turned off after a period of time, a buzzer
accompanies the tone.
Pause or turn off an audio alarm
1. In the Device Status area, touch
.
•
Visual indications remain in the parameter frame until the condition is corrected
or until the next measurement is taken.
•
In the Device Status area, if the icon changes to
and the message
remains, the timer counts down and the audio tone returns after a pause
again to restart the timer.
interval. You can touch
If you responded to an NIBP alarm and multiple NIBP limits have been
exceeded, the first audio tone and message go away, but another NIBP limit
message shows with a countdown timer. A new NIBP audio tone sounds after
the countdown unless you touch
message.
to dismiss each remaining NIBP limit
2. If multiple alarms are active, a multiple alarm toggle will appear in the Device Status
area. Respond to multiple alarms as follows:
a.
Touch
in the Device Status area. (See note below.)
b. Read the alarm message for the second alarm.
c.
Touch
.
d. Continue to touch multiple alarm toggle buttons and to reset tones until you
have read all of the messages.
Note
The multiple alarm toggle button will display the number
of active alarms inside the alarm icon. A set of dots
indicating the display order of alarms from highest (left)
to lowest (right) priority (as well as the most recent in
the case of multiple alarms of the same priority) will
appear below it.
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Adjust vital sign alarm limits
You can adjust vital sign alarm limits or turn off alarm limit checking for individual
parameters.
WARNING Alarm limits are user adjustable. All alarm limit settings should
take into account the patient's condition and acute care needs. Appropriate
alarm limits should be set accordingly for each patient.
CAUTION Loss of power will cause the monitor to return to default
settings. Each time you power up the monitor, you must set alarm limits
appropriate for your patient.
1. On the Home tab, touch the alarm limits control in the selected parameter frame. For
example, to adjust the NIBP alarm limits, touch
.
2. Adjust vital sign alarm limits.
•
To adjust a limit: Enter the desired upper and lower alarm limits using the up/
down arrow keys or the keypad.
•
To turn alarm limits off or on for the vital sign: Touch
or
. This
button toggles to display the current alarm state.
If you turn off alarm limit checking for a vital sign, no visual or audio alarm signals
will occur for those limits. If alarm limit checking is off, the icon changes to
on the Home tab in the parameter frame.
Modify audio alarm notification
You can modify the volume of all audio alarms.
Note
If the Allow user to turn off general audio option has been selected in
Advanced settings, you can turn off audio alarms, but turning off alarms is
not recommended in some circumstances, such as unattended monitoring.
WARNING The alarm volume should be loud enough for you to hear it
from where you are. Set the volume considering the environment and
ambient noise levels.
As you are working in the Alarms tab, parameter measurements appear across the top of
the tab.
1. Touch the Alarms tab.
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2. On the General tab, modify audio alarm notification.
•
To enable or disable audio alarms, select Alarm audio on or Alarm audio off.
If you turn off audio alarms, visual alarm signals still occur in the LED light bar,
Device Status area, and on the Home tab in parameter frames.
The
in the Device Status area indicates alarm audio turned off, and a
similar bell will appear in the parameter frames
. If an alarm condition
occurs, the bell will be red or amber in the alarming frame, according to the
priority of the alarm, as shown here:
•
or
.
To modify the volume of audio alarms: Select a volume level.
An audio tone sounds briefly to indicate the volume level.
Note
Periodically test the speaker by selecting different
speaker volumes and listening for the different tones.
Alarm messages and priorities
The following tables list the physiological and technical alarm messages and their
priority.
Physiological alarms
Alarm messages
Priority
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP systolic HIGH.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP systolic LOW.
High
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Alarm messages
Priority
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP diastolic HIGH.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP diastolic LOW.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP MAP HIGH.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. NIBP MAP LOW.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. Pulse rate HIGH.
Medium
Alarm limit exceeded. Pulse rate LOW.
Medium
Alarm limit exceeded. SpO2 HIGH.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. SpO2 LOW.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. SpHb HIGH.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. SpHb LOW.
High
Alarm limit exceeded. Temperature HIGH.
Low
Alarm limit exceeded. Temperature LOW.
Low
Technical alarms
Alarm messages
Priority
Low battery 5 minutes or less remaining.
High
Searching for pulse signal.
High
Communications module did not power on properly. Power down the device.
High
Network not found; check network cable connections.
Low
Powering down. Call for service.
Low
Battery is absent or faulty. Call for service.
Low
NIBP air leak; check cuff and tubing connections.
Low
NIBP not functional. Call for service.
Low
Unable to determine NIBP; check connections and tubing for kinks.
Low
Incorrect NIBP cuff size; check patient type.
Low
Inflation too quick; check NIBP cuff and tubing connections.
Low
Unable to determine NIBP; check inflation settings.
Low
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Alarm messages
Priority
SpO2 not functional.
Low
Attach SpO2 sensor to monitor.
Low
Replace the SpO2 sensor.
Low
Set date and time.
Low
Maximum number of patient records saved. Oldest record overwritten.
Low
Unable to access patient information.
Low
Connect temperature probe.
Low
Insert correct color coded probe well.
Low
Replace temperature probe.
Low
Temperature not functional. Call for service.
Low
Retry temperature measurement.
Low
Temperature time limit exceeded. Retry temperature measurement.
Low
Low battery; plug into outlet.
Low
Printer door is open; close to continue.
Low
Printer not functional. Call for service.
Low
Out of paper.
Low
Printer too hot; wait to retry.
Low
Radio not functional. Call for service.
Low
Radio error. Power down and restart.
Low
Unable to establish network communications. Radio out of network range.
Low
Unable to establish network communications. Call for Service.
Low
Unable to establish network communications. Call for Service.
Low
Radio software upgrade failed.
Low
Unable to load configuration; using factory defaults.
Low
Functional error. Call for service.
Low
External device not recognized.
Low
Incompatible Welch Allyn device.
Low
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Alarm messages
Priority
USB Communication failure.
Low
Low battery 30 minutes or less remaining.
Low
Low SpHb signal quality. Check sensor.
Low
Low SpO2 signal quality. Check sensor.
Low
Low perfusion. Check sensor.
Low
Replace the SpO2 cable.
Low
SpO2 mode only. Check sensor or cable.
Low
SpO2 sensor expires in….
Low
Unexpected restart occurred. Call for service.
Low
Weight scale not functional. Call for service.
Low
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Nurse call
The monitor can be connected to a Nurse Call system through a cable that connects to
the Nurse Call connector.
When the Nurse Call cable is connected and Nurse Call is enabled, the monitor
immediately notifies the Nurse Call system when a physiological alarm that exceeds the
preset threshold occurs. The Nurse Call system is also synchronized with the flashing
LED lightbar and audible alerts on the monitor.
Nurse Call thresholds are set in the Advanced Settings.
To connect the monitor to a Nurse Call system, you must have a cable that has been
adapted to your Nurse Call system (REF 6000-NC), rated 25V AC or 60V DC maximum at
1A maximum. For ordering information, see Approved Accessories in the Appendix.
WARNING Do not rely exclusively on Nurse Call for patient monitoring.
Although the Nurse Call option enables remote notification of an alarm
condition, it is not intended to replace appropriate bedside patient
monitoring by trained clinicians.
Note
When a patient alarm occurs, touching the alarm icon in the Device Status
area pauses the alarm tone for a period ranging from 90 seconds to 15
minutes, as specified in Advanced settings, but the visual alarm indicator(s)
on the monitor and Nurse Call continue.
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NIBP
Noninvasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) frame
From the NIBP frame, you can measure blood pressure.
Located in the upper left corner of the Home tab, the NIBP frame contains data and
features relevant to noninvasive blood pressure measurement. The frame provides
different features based on the profile you are using.
NIBP frame in Monitor profile
NIBP frame in Spot Check and Triage profiles
NIBP measurement display
In all profiles, the frame can display systolic and diastolic measurements, and MAP
calculations. You can configure the default view in Advanced settings.
View indicator
Touch the NIBP frame to toggle between views.
•
NIBP view 1
displays the SYS/DIA measurements as the primary content
and the MAP calculation as secondary content.
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NIBP view 2
displays the MAP calculation as the primary content and the
SYS/DIA as secondary content.
Buttons
The buttons on the right side of the frame enable you to do different tasks depending on
the profile you are using. The availability of functions depends on which profile is
selected. See the Profiles section for more information.
Button name
Button image
Description
Start/Stop
The appearance and function of this button dynamically changes.
Touch to start a manual measurement or a cycle of
automatic measurements.
Touch to stop a measurement that is in progress.
Interval
This button shows the status of automatic measurements.
Touch the button to display the Intervals tab, where you can configure automatic
measurements.
Automatic measurements are off.
Automatic measurements are on.
Alarm Limit control
This button displays alarm limits and status.
Touch the button to display the Alarms tab.
Select a cuff
WARNING Use only blood pressure cuffs and hoses listed as approved
accessories to ensure safe and accurate NIBP measurements.
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WARNING Never use an adult or pediatric monitor setting or cuff for an
NIBP measurement on a neonatal patient. Adult and pediatric inflation
limits can be excessive for neonatal patients, even if a neonatal cuff is
used. Neonates are defined in the AAMI SP10:2002 standard as children 28
days or less of age if born at term (37 weeks gestation or more); otherwise,
up to 44 gestational weeks.
CAUTION Correct sizing of the blood pressure cuff is important for
accurate blood pressure readings. A cuff that is too small might provide
false high readings, while a cuff that is too large might provide false low
readings.
The monitor uses the oscillometric method to determine blood pressure; therefore, if the
cuff extends to the antecubital fossa (bend in the elbow), you can still acquire an
accurate blood pressure reading.
Before taking an NIBP measurement, follow these steps to select the appropriate cuff
for the patient.
1. Measure the circumference of the patient's bare upper arm, midway between the
elbow and shoulder.
2. Choose the appropriate cuff size based on the circumference measurement. If the
circumference of the patient's arm falls between two cuff sizes, use the larger cuff
size.
3. Wrap the cuff around the patient's bare upper arm and verify that the artery index
marker lies somewhere between the two range markings on the cuff.
Cuff measurements
The following tables provide measurements for Welch Allyn blood pressure cuffs.
One-piece cuff measurements
Cuff Size
Circumference (cm)
Circumference (in)
Infant
9.0 – 13.0
3.5 – 5.1
Small child
12.0 – 16.0
4.7 – 6.3
Child
15.0 – 21.0
5.9 – 8.3
Small adult
20.0 – 26.0
7.9 – 10.2
Adult
25.0 – 34.0
9.8 – 13.4
Large adult
32.0 – 43.0
12.6 – 16.9
Thigh
40.0 – 55.0
15.7 – 21.7
Neonatal soft disposable cuffs with male Luer slips
Cuff Size
Circumference (cm)
Circumference (in)
NEO 1
3.3 – 5.6
1.3 – 2.2
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Circumference (cm)
Circumference (in)
NEO 2
4.2 – 7.1
1.6 – 2.8
NEO 3
5.4 – 9.1
2.1 – 3.6
NEO 4
6.9 – 11.7
2.4 – 4.6
NEO 5
8.9 – 15.0
3.5 – 5.9
Multi-pack
1 of each
1 of each
For ordering information, see Approved Accessories in the Appendix.
Position the cuff
Note
The monitor and cuffs were validated using the bare upper arm site.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not use the NIBP for continuous
monitoring without frequently checking the patient's limb. When a patient
is being monitored frequently or for a prolonged period, regularly remove
the cuff to inspect it and to check the cuff site for ischemia, purpura, or
neuropathy.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Do not place the cuff where it
can disturb proper circulation. Do not place the cuff on any area where
circulation is compromised or on any extremity used for intravenous
infusions. Do not use an SpO2 finger clip sensor and a blood pressure cuff
simultaneously on the same limb. Doing so may cause a temporary loss of
pulsatile flow, resulting in either no reading or an inaccurate SpO2 or pulse
rate until the flow returns.
WARNING The blood pressure cuff must be properly positioned to ensure
blood pressure accuracy and patient safety. Wrapping the cuff too loosely
(preventing proper inflation) may result in inaccurate NIBP readings.
CAUTION If a site other than the bare upper arm is used, the blood
pressure measurements may be different. It is important to document the
alternate site on the patient record.
CAUTION To minimize inaccurate measurement, limit patient movement
during an NIBP measurement cycle.
Before taking an NIBP measurement, follow these steps to properly attach the cuff to
the patient.
1. Position the cuff on the patient's bare upper arm midway between the shoulder and
the elbow.
2. Wrap the cuff snugly so that there is room for no more than two fingers between
the cuff and the patient's bare upper arm.
3. Position the alignment mark on the cuff directly over the brachial artery.
4. Ensure that the blood pressure tubing has no kinks or twists.
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In situations where you cannot position the cuff level with
the heart, you should adjust the measurements as follows
for greater accuracy. For each inch (2.54 cm) that the cuff is
above the level of the heart, add 1.8 mmHg to the displayed
reading. For each inch (2.54 cm) that the cuff is below the
level of the heart, subtract 1.8 mmHg from the displayed
reading. It is important to document the adjustment on the
patient record.
NIBP measurement
The monitor enables you to take manual and automatic NIBP measurements.
WARNING NIBP readings may be inaccurate for patients experiencing
moderate to severe arrhythmia.
WARNING Do not allow a blood pressure cuff to remain on neonatal
patients more than 90 seconds when inflated above 5 mmHg. Do not allow
a blood pressure cuff to remain on the adult patients more than 3 minutes
when inflated above 15 mmHg. Excessive cuff tightness may cause
venous congestion, peripheral nerve injury, discoloration of the limb, and
patient distress.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Pulse rate measurements
generated through the blood pressure cuff or through SpO2 are subject to
artifact and might not be as accurate as heart rate measurements
generated through ECG or through manual palpation.
WARNING Use caution when measuring blood pressure using
oscillometric blood pressure devices in severely ill neonates and pre-term
infants because these devices tend to measure high in this patient
population.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. Any external compression of the
blood pressure hose or cuff may cause system errors or inaccurate
measurements.
At the start of a measurement, the monitor inflates the cuff to the appropriate level. In
the NIBP frame, the systolic display shows the cuff inflation pressure while the blood
pressure measurement is in progress.
The monitor measures blood pressure as the cuff is inflating. If patient movement,
excessive noise, or an arrhythmia prevent the monitor from determining the blood
pressure while the cuff is inflating, the monitor attempts to measure the blood pressure
while deflating the cuff.
When the measurement is complete, the NIBP frame displays the measurement until
you save it to the patient's record or you start another NIBP measurement.
Note
The Pediatric and Adult blood pressure modes are supported on patients 29
days and older. The Pediatric mode gives you the option of setting a lower
initial inflation pressure when using the StepBP deflation and not SureBP.
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Note
Use dual-lumen tubes for adult and pediatric blood pressure measurements
and single-lumen tubes for neonate blood pressure measurements.
Mismatching tube types, patient types, and algorithms causes an
information message to appear in the Device Status area. For neonate
patients, set the NIBP settings as follows: Patient = Neonate, Tube type =
1 tube, Algorithm = Step.
Note
Welch Allyn uses the following definition of Neonate: Children 28 days or
less of age if born at term (37 gestation or more); otherwise, up to 44
gestational weeks.
Take a manual NIBP measurement
WARNING Patient injury risk. Never install Luer Lock connectors on Welch
Allyn blood pressure cuff tubing. Using these connectors on blood pressure
cuff tubing creates the risk of mistakenly connecting this tubing to a
patient's intravenous line and introducing air into the patient's circulatory
system.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. Any external compression of the
blood pressure hose or cuff may cause system errors or inaccurate
measurements.
1. Properly size the blood pressure cuff and position it around the patient’s bare upper
arm.
2. Touch Start to take a measurement.
Interval NIBP measurement
The monitor can take NIBP measurements automatically based on intervals you choose.
The Intervals tab provides all interval features.
From this tab, you can do the following:
•
Configure intervals
•
Turn off intervals
•
Configure the monitor to print automatic measurements as they are completed
When the measurement is complete, the NIBP frame displays the measurement until
the next measurement is complete.
Note
During intervals, each automatic and manual save of patient measurements
clears all measurements from Manual parameters frame.
The
button changes to a timer (
automatic measurement.
), which counts down to the next
Automatic measurements continue until you turn off intervals.
WARNING Patient harm risk. Do not use intervals on neonates out of
earshot. Verify that audio can be heard from where you intend to be.
Automatic print on interval
The printer can be set to automatically print patient data at each interval.
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1. Touch the Settings tab.
2. Touch the Intervals tab.
3. Touch the box next to Automatic print on interval.
Automatic intervals
You can configure the monitor to take automatic NIBP measurements at consistent
intervals.
Note
An alarm does not turn off intervals. Subsequent automatic measurements
continue to occur as scheduled.
Start automatic intervals
Follow these steps to configure the monitor to take NIBP measurements at consistent
intervals.
1. Properly size the blood pressure cuff and position it around the patient’s bare upper
arm.
2. On the Home tab, touch
.
3. Select Automatic.
4. Use the numeric keypad to enter the length of time between NIBP measurements.
5. Touch Start intervals.
Note
Intervals are not available in all profiles. See the Profiles
section for more information.
Program intervals
You can configure the monitor to take automatic NIBP measurements at variable
intervals. The monitor comes with preset interval programs that can be edited to meet
your needs. The numbers below the program name indicate the length of time between
each interval in the cycle.
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Start program intervals
Follow these steps to configure the monitor to take automatic NIBP measurements at
variable intervals.
1. Properly size the blood pressure cuff and position it around the patient’s bare upper
arm.
2. On the Home tab, touch
.
3. Select Program.
4. Touch the desired program.
5. Touch Start intervals.
Create a new program interval or edit an existing program
Follow these steps to create or edit a program interval.
1. On the Home tab, touch the interval button (
or
).
2. Select Program.
3. Touch the desired program.
4. Touch the keyboard icon and enter the desired program name.
5. Enter the desired duration and interval settings.
6. Touch Start Intervals.
The new intervals take effect at the start of the next NIBP measurement.
Stat intervals
You can configure the monitor to take NIBP measurements continuously.
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When you select the Stat option in the Intervals tab, the monitor takes repeated NIBP
measurements for 5 minutes, starting a new cycle each time the cuff deflates below
safe venous return pressure (SVRP) for 2 seconds.
WARNING Patient injury risk. If you use Stat mode repeatedly, periodically
observe the patient's limb to ensure that circulation is not impaired and that
the cuff remains in place. Prolonged impairment of circulation or improper
cuff position can cause bruising.
Current cuff pressures are not dynamically displayed during a Stat reading. The Home
tab displays the NIBP reading from the previous cycle until the current cycle finishes.
Note
If you are in Stat intervals, you can stop intervals by touching
. If
you touch the button twice, you will restart Stat intervals. The control
toggles between STOP and START with each touch.
Start Stat intervals
Follow these steps to start Stat intervals.
1. Properly size the blood pressure cuff and position it around the patient’s bare upper
arm.
2. Select Stat.
3. Touch Start intervals.
Stop automatic measurements
Follow these steps to turn off intervals.
1. On the Home tab, touch the interval timer button (
).
2. Touch Stop intervals.
Cancel a measurement that is in progress
Follow these steps to cancel any NIBP measurement that is in progress.
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On the Home tab, touch
.
The monitor rapidly deflates the cuff, and the screen displays the NIBP cancellation
message.
If intervals are turned on, the
button changes to a timer (
counts down to the next automatic measurement.
), which
Configure NIBP alarms
Follow these steps to set alarm limits for systolic and diastolic measurements, and MAP
calculation.
1. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile, which contains the Alarms tab.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch the NIBP tab.
4. Enter the desired upper and lower alarm limits for systolic and diastolic
measurements, and MAP calculation using the up/down arrow keys or the keypad.
5. Touch the Home tab.
The new alarm settings display in the Alarm Limit control button.
Temperature
Temperature frame
From the temperature frame you can measure patient temperature.
Located in the lower right corner of the Home tab, the temperature frame contains data
and features relevant to temperature measurement. The frame provides different
features based on the profile you are using.
Temperature frame in Monitor profile
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Temperature frame in Spot Check and Triage profiles
Temperature measurement display
In all profiles, the frame can display temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. You can
configure the default view in Advanced settings.
Site selection
Remove the temperature probe and touch the Temperature site control
to
toggle between sites.
Pediatric axillary
Note
Adult axillary
Oral
Monitors configured with the temperature module and the red rectal probe
well and probe default to the rectal mode.
Rectal
Note
Ear
The monitor displays the ear mode when it receives a temperature
measurement from the ear thermometer.
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Temperature buttons
The buttons on the right side of the frame enable you to do different tasks depending on
the profile you are using. The availability of functions depends on which profile is
selected.
Button name
Button image
Description
Temperature alarm
This button displays alarm limits and status.
Touch the button to display the Alarms tab.
Direct mode
Touch the button to enter Direct mode.
Configure temperature alarms
Follow these steps to set alarm limits for temperature measurement.
1. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile, which contains the Alarms tab.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch the Temperature tab.
4. Enter the desired upper and lower alarm limits for temperature using the up/down
arrow keys or the keypad.
5. Touch the Home tab.
The new alarm settings display in the Alarm Limit control button.
SureTemp® Plus temperature module
The temperature module uses a thermistor thermometer design and a predictive
algorithm to calculate patient temperatures in the Predictive mode.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Prior to taking a temperature, instruct the
patient not to bite down on the probe as patient injury and damage to the
probe may result.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not exceed the recommended
temperature measurement durations in Direct mode. Continuous
measurement durations of 3 minutes at the oral and rectal sites and 5
minutes at the axillary site are recommended for accurate measurement.
Do not continuously measure beyond 10 minutes in any mode.
WARNING Probe covers are single-use only. Re-use of a probe cover may
result in spread of bacteria and cross-contamination.
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WARNING Patient injury risk. Use only Welch Allyn single-use disposable
probe covers. Never take a temperature measurement without a single-use
probe cover securely attached. Failure to use a probe cover can cause
patient discomfort from a heated probe, patient cross-contamination, and
inaccurate temperature readings.
WARNING Patient illness may result from improper use of oral and rectal
temperature probes. Using the incorrect probe may also produce
inaccurate measurements.
•
Use only oral probes, identified by a blue ejection button at the top of the
probe, to take oral and axillary temperatures.
•
Use only rectal probes, identified by a red ejection button at the top of the
probe, to take rectal temperatures.
WARNING Patient illness or cross-contamination may result from
improper placement of oral and rectal temperature probes in the probe
wells.
•
Place only oral probes, identified by a blue ejection button at the top of the
probe, in the blue probe wells.
•
Place only rectal probes, identified by a red ejection button at the top of the
probe, in the red probe wells.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Never take an axillary
temperature through the patient's clothing. Carefully place the probe in the
axilla, avoiding contact with other objects or material. Always verify direct
contact between the probe cover and skin.
WARNING Patient injury risk. When taking rectal temperatures, insert the
probe tip only 5/8 inch (approximately 1.5 cm) inside the rectum of adults
and only 3/8 inch (approximately 1 cm) inside the rectum of children to
avoid the risk of bowel perforation.
WARNING Never use a damaged temperature probe. The thermometer
consists of high-quality precision parts and should be protected from
severe impact or shock. Do not use the thermometer if you notice any
signs of damage to the probe or monitor. If the thermometer probe is
dropped or damaged, remove it from use and have it inspected by qualified
service personnel.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. Patient activities such as
strenuous exercise, ingesting hot or cold liquids, eating, chewing gum or
mints, brushing teeth, or smoking may affect oral temperature
measurements for up to 20 minutes.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. Always use new probe covers
taken from the monitor's probe cover box holder to ensure accurate
temperature measurements. Probe covers taken from other places or that
haven't stabilized in temperature may result in inaccurate temperature
measurements.
Temperature mode selection
The monitor with the temperature module takes a patient temperature in either
Predictive (Normal) or Direct mode. The default setting is the Predictive mode.
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WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. To ensure optimal accuracy,
always confirm that the correct mode and site are selected.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not exceed the recommended
temperature measurement durations in Direct mode. Continuous
measurement durations of 3 minutes at the oral and rectal sites and 5
minutes at the axillary site are recommended for accurate measurement.
Do not continuously measure beyond 10 minutes in any mode.
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Predictive mode
Is a one-time measurement that takes a temperature in approximately 6 to 15 seconds.
Removing the probe from the probe well, loading a probe cover, and holding the probe
tip in place at the measurement site initiates a Predictive mode measurement. The
monitor sounds a tone to indicate the end of a predictive measurement.
Direct mode
Provides continual temperature measurements. For oral and rectal measurements, it is
recommended to measure temperature until the temperature stabilizes or for 3 minutes.
For axillary measurements, it is recommended to measure temperature until the
temperature stabilizes or for 5 minutes. The monitor changes to Direct mode
approximately 60 seconds after the probe is removed from the probe well.
CAUTION The monitor does not retain Direct mode temperatures in
memory. Therefore, it is important to note the temperature before
removing the thermometer probe from the measurement site and then
manually record it in the patient record.
After 10 minutes of using the Direct mode, the monitor generates a technical alarm
condition and clears the measurement.
Take a temperature in the Predictive mode
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. To ensure optimal accuracy,
always confirm that the correct mode and site are selected.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Prior to taking a temperature, instruct the
patient not to bite down on the probe as patient injury and damage to the
probe may result.
CAUTION Probe covers are disposable, nonsterilized, and single-use.
Probes are also nonsterilized. Do not autoclave probes and probe covers.
Ensure that probe covers are disposed of according to facility requirements
or local regulations.
1. Remove the temperature probe from the probe well.
The monitor sounds a tone as it enters the ready state.
2. Insert the probe into a new probe cover and press the probe handle down firmly.
3. Touch the Temperature site control
to choose from these measurement
sites: oral, pediatric axillary, or adult axillary.
4. Hold the probe tip in place at the measurement site.
For oral temperatures, place the probe tip under the patient’s tongue on either side
of the mouth to reach the sublingual pocket and ask the patient to close his/her lips.
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Note
Do not hand the probe to patients to place in their mouth.
For axillary temperatures, lift the patient’s arm so that the
entire axilla is easily seen and place the probe tip as high as
possible in the mid-axilla. Verify that axillary tissue
completely surrounds the probe tip and place the arm snugly
at the patient’s side.
While the measurement is taking place, the temperature frame displays the process
indicator.
5. The monitor sounds a tone when the final temperature is reached (in approximately
6 to 15 seconds). The temperature frame continues to display the temperature in
degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius even after the probe is returned to the
probe well.
Note
To switch to the Direct mode, touch
after you
acquire the Predictive mode measurement. The temperature
frame (in the lower-left corner) changes to "MODE: Direct..."
as it switches to the Direct mode.
The monitor sounds a tone at the start of a Direct mode measurement.
6. Remove the probe after the temperature measurement is complete and firmly press
the eject button on the top of the probe to release the probe cover.
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WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not exceed the
recommended temperature measurement durations in Direct
mode. Continuous measurement durations of 3 minutes at
the oral and rectal sites and 5 minutes at the axillary site are
recommended for accurate measurement. Do not
continuously measure beyond 10 minutes in any mode.
Ensure that probe covers are disposed of according to facility requirements or local
regulations.
7. Return the probe to the probe well.
8. Wash your hands to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Take a temperature in the Direct mode
Direct mode displays the temperature of the probe as long as the probe tip remains in
place at the measurement site and remains within the operating patient temperature
range. The patient’s temperature will reach final equilibrium in approximately 3 minutes
at the oral and rectal measurement sites and approximately 5 minutes at the axillary site.
The monitor enters Direct mode by the following methods.
•
After you complete a Predictive mode measurement, touch
to switch from
Predictive to Direct mode. The temperature frame (in the lower-left corner) changes
to "MODE: Direct..." as it switches to the Direct mode.
•
Remove the probe from the probe well, load a probe cover, select a temperature
site, and expose the probe to ambient air for more than 60 seconds to switch the
monitor to Direct mode. The temperature frame changes to "MODE: Direct...".
•
If you have a patient whose body temperature is below the normal temperature
range and you follow the previous step, the probe sensor identifies this condition
and turns off the probe preheater in order to accommodate the lower body
temperature measurement.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not exceed the recommended
temperature measurement durations in Direct mode. Continuous
measurement durations of 3 minutes at the oral and rectal sites and 5
minutes at the axillary site are recommended for accurate measurement.
Do not continuously measure beyond 10 minutes in any mode.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. To ensure optimal accuracy,
always confirm that the correct mode and site are selected.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Prior to taking a temperature, instruct the
patient not to bite down on the probe as patient injury and damage to the
probe may result.
CAUTION Probe covers are disposable, nonsterilized, and single-use.
Probes are also nonsterilized. Do not autoclave probes and probe covers.
Ensure that probe covers are disposed of according to facility requirements
or local regulations.
1. Remove the temperature probe from the probe well.
The monitor sounds a tone as it enters the ready state.
2. Insert the probe into a new probe cover and press the probe handle down firmly.
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3. Touch the Temperature site control
to choose from these measurement
sites: oral, pediatric axillary, or adult axillary.
The temperature frame changes to Direct mode approximately 60 seconds after the
probe is removed from the probe well.
The monitor sounds a tone to indicate the start of a Direct mode measurement.
4. Hold the probe tip in place at the oral or rectal measurement site for a total of 3
minutes and for 5 minutes at the axillary site.
5. While the measurements are taking place, the temperature frame displays the
patient's continuous temperature measurements in degrees Fahrenheit and degrees
Celsius.
Note
The monitor does not retain Direct mode temperatures in
memory. Therefore, it is important to note the temperature
before removing the probe from the measurement site and
then manually record it in the patient record.
6. Remove the probe after the temperature measurement is complete and firmly press
the eject button on the top of the probe to release the probe cover.
7. Return the probe to the probe well to continue taking temperatures in the Predictive
mode.
8. Wash your hands to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Take a temperature at the rectal site
WARNING Patient injury risk. When taking rectal temperatures, insert the
probe tip only 5/8 inch (approximately 1.5 cm) inside the rectum of adults
and only 3/8 inch (approximately 1 cm) inside the rectum of children to
avoid the risk of bowel perforation.
WARNING Cross-contamination or nosocomial infection risk. Thorough
hand-washing greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination and
nosocomial infection.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not exceed the recommended
temperature measurement durations in Direct mode. Continuous
measurement durations of 3 minutes at the oral and rectal sites and 5
minutes at the axillary site are recommended for accurate measurement.
Do not continuously measure beyond 10 minutes in any mode.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. To ensure optimal accuracy,
always confirm that the correct mode and site are selected.
CAUTION Probe covers are disposable, nonsterilized, and single-use.
Probes are also nonsterilized. Do not autoclave probes and probe covers.
Ensure that probe covers are disposed of according to facility requirements
or local regulations.
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1. Remove the rectal temperature probe from the rectal probe well.
The monitor sounds a tone as it enters the ready state. The Temperature Site
Control defaults to the rectal site.
2. Insert the rectal probe into a new probe cover and press the probe handle down
firmly.
3. Separate the patient’s buttocks with one hand. Use the other hand to gently insert
the probe tip only 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) inside the rectum of adults and only 3/8 inch
(approximately 1 cm) inside the rectum of children. The use of a lubricant is optional.
4. Insert the probe so that the tip is in contact with tissue. Continue to separate the
buttocks and hold the probe in place throughout the measurement process. While
the measurement is taking place, the temperature frame displays the process
indicator.
5. The monitor sounds a tone when the final temperature is reached (in approximately
10 to 13 seconds). The temperature frame continues to display the temperature in
degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius even after the probe is returned to the
probe well.
Note
To switch to the Direct mode, touch
after the
Predictive mode measurement is acquired. The temperature
frame (in the lower-left corner) changes to "MODE: Direct..."
as it switches to the Direct mode. The monitor sounds a
tone to indicate the start of a Direct measurement. Once you
are in the Direct mode, continue to separate the buttocks
and hold the probe in place throughout the measurement
process.
Note
The monitor does not retain Direct mode temperatures in
memory. Therefore, it is important to note the temperature
before removing the probe from the measurement site and
then manually record it in the patient record.
6. Remove the probe after the temperature measurement is complete and firmly press
the eject button on the top of the probe to release the probe cover.
7. Return the probe to the probe well.
8. Wash your hands to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
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Braun ThermoScan® PRO 4000 thermometer and accessory dock
The thermometer and accessory dock enable you to transfer an ear temperature
measurement to the monitor. The dock also charges the thermometer battery.
Read the thermometer manufacturer's directions for use before attempting to configure,
use, troubleshoot, or maintain the thermometer.
WARNING Liquids can damage electronics inside the thermometer.
Prevent liquids from spilling on the thermometer. If liquids are spilled on
the thermometer, dry off the thermometer with a clean cloth. Check for
proper operation and accuracy. If liquids possibly entered the thermometer,
remove the thermometer from use until it has been properly dried,
inspected, and tested by qualified service personnel.
CAUTION Probe covers are disposable, nonsterilized, and single-use. The
thermometer is also nonsterilized. Do not autoclave the thermometer and
probe covers. Ensure that probe covers are disposed of according to facility
requirements or local regulations.
CAUTION The thermometer has no user-serviceable parts. If service is
required, call your nearest Welch Allyn Customer Service or Technical
Support facility.
CAUTION Store the thermometer and probe covers in a dry location, free
from dust and contamination and away from direct sunlight. Keep the
ambient temperature at the storage location fairly constant and within the
range of 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C).
Take a temperature at the ear site
WARNING Probe covers are single-use only. Re-use of a probe cover may
result in spread of bacteria and cross-contamination.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Use only Braun ThermoScan
probe covers with this thermometer.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Frequently inspect the probe
window and keep it clean, dry, and undamaged. Fingerprints, cerumen,
dust, and other contaminants reduce the transparency of the window and
result in lower temperature measurements. To protect the window, always
keep the thermometer in the accessory dock when the thermometer is not
in use.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. Before taking a temperature
measurement, make sure that the ear is free from obstructions and excess
cerumen build-up.
CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. The following factors can affect
ear temperature measurements for up to 20 minutes:
•
The patient was lying on his or her ear.
•
The patient's ear was covered.
•
The patient was exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures.
•
The patient was swimming or bathing.
•
The patient was wearing a hearing aid or an ear plug.
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CAUTION Inaccurate measurement risk. If ear drops or other ear
medications have been placed in one ear canal, take the temperature in the
untreated ear.
Note
A temperature measurement taken in the right ear might differ from a
measurement taken in the left ear. Therefore, always take the temperature
in the same ear.
Note
When the monitor receives an ear temperature measurement, it displays
the measurement on the Home tab. If the Home tab already contains a
temperature measurement, the new measurement overwrites it.
To take a measurement and transfer it to the monitor:
1. Make sure that the monitor is powered on.
2. Remove the ear thermometer from the accessory dock.
3. Locate the probe cover box in the accessory dock.
4. Firmly push the probe tip into the probe cover box.
When the probe cover is in place, the thermometer turns on automatically.
5. Wait for the ready beep and three dashes to appear on the thermometer display.
6. Fit the probe snugly into the ear canal and then push and release the Start button.
•
If the probe is positioned correctly in the ear canal the ExacTemp light flashes.
When the thermometer detects an accurate measurement, the ExacTemp light
is continuously on, a long beep signals the end of the measurement, and the
display shows the result.
•
If the probe is positioned incorrectly in the ear canal or is moved during the
measuring process, the ExacTemp light goes out, a sequence of short beeps
sounds, and the error message POS (position error) appears.
7. When you are finished taking the temperature, press the ejector button to eject the
used probe cover.
8. Return the thermometer to the accessory dock.
The LED on the dock flashes while the measurement is being transferred.
After the transfer is complete, the temperature and the temperature scale appear on
the Home tab according to the monitor settings.
Note
Only the latest measurement is transferred to the monitor.
Note
Measurements that have already been transferred to the
monitor cannot be transferred again.
For more information about thermometer functionality, refer to the thermometer
manufacturer's directions for use.
Change the temperature scale on the ear thermometer
To switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit, refer to the thermometer manufacturer's
directions for use.
Charge the ear thermometer battery
To charge the battery pack:
•
Place the thermometer in the accessory dock.
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•
Make sure that the monitor is connected to AC power.
•
Make sure that the monitor is powered on.
The LED on the dock indicates the charging status of the battery pack:
•
Orange: The battery pack is charging.
•
Green: The battery pack is charged.
•
Not illuminated: The battery pack is not charging.
Note
The battery pack continues to charge while the monitor is in Display power
saving mode.
Note
It is strongly recommended that you use only the Welch Allyn rechargeable
battery pack in the thermometer because the dock cannot charge other
batteries.
SpO2
SpO2 and pulse rate monitoring continuously measures saturation level of oxygen in
hemoglobin as well as the pulse rate in a patient through a pulse oximeter.
SpO2 frame
The SpO2 frame displays data and controls used in pulse oximetry measurements.
The frame provides a numeric view and a waveform view of SpO2 data. You can toggle
between views by touching the left side of the frame.
SpO2 numeric view
The numeric view indicates the SpO2 saturation percentage and the pulse amplitude.
Features of this view differ based on the type of sensor enabled and the profile selected.
Nellcor sensor
Monitor profile
Spot Check and Triage profiles
Masimo sensor
Monitor profile
Spot Check and Triage profiles
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Pulse amplitude
The pulse amplitude bar indicates the pulse beat and shows the relative pulse strength.
More bars illuminate as the detected pulse gets stronger.
Response Mode Control
The Response Mode Control allows you to set the SpO2 measurement time to either
Normal or Fast.
Perfusion index
Perfusion Index (PI) is an SpO2 feature available only with Masimo-equipped monitors.
PI is a relative reading of pulse strength at the monitoring site. PI is a numerical value
that indicates the strength of the IR (infrared) signal returning from the monitoring site.
PI display ranges from .02 percent (very weak pulse strength) to 20 percent (very strong
pulse strength). PI is a relative number and varies between monitoring sites and from
patient to patient, as physiological conditions vary.
During sensor placement, the PI can be used to evaluate the appropriateness of an
application site, looking for the site with the highest PI number. Placing the sensor at the
site with the strongest pulse amplitude (highest PI number) improves performance
during motion. Monitor the trend of the PI for changes in physiological conditions.
SatSeconds™ alarm management
The SatSeconds feature is an SpO2 alarm management system available only with
monitors that are equipped with Nellcor OxiMax Technology.
The SatSeconds feature is the product of the time and magnitude that a patient falls
outside of the SpO2 alarm limits. For example, three points below the alarm limit for 10
seconds equals 30 SatSeconds. An alarm is triggered only when a desaturation event
reaches the SatSeconds limit. The SatSeconds feature is clinician controlled and can be
set to 0, 10, 25, 50, or 100 SatSeconds. If a desaturation event resolves on its own
within the preset time, the clock will automatically reset and the monitor will not alarm.
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Note
The SatSeconds feature has a built-in safety protocol that sounds an alarm
whenever three SpO2 violations of any amount or duration occur within a
1-minute period.
SpO2 waveform view
The waveform view shows the real-time SpO2 plethysmograph waveform. You can
select the waveform sweep speed in Advanced settings.
Measure SpO2 and pulse rate
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Use only Masimo Rainbow SET
sensors and accessories on Masimo-equipped monitors.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Use only Nellcor sensors and
accessories on Nellcor-equipped monitors.
WARNING The pulsations from intra-aortic balloon support can increase
the pulse rate displayed on the monitor. Verify the patient's pulse rate
against the ECG heart rate.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not attempt to reprocess, recondition, or
recycle any sensors or patient cables. Doing so might damage electrical
components.
WARNING Pulse rate measurement might not detect certain arrhythmias
because it is based on the optical detection of a peripheral flow pulse. Do
not use the pulse oximeter as a replacement or substitute for ECG-based
arrhythmia analysis.
WARNING Use the pulse co-oximeter as an early warning device. As you
observe a trend toward patient hypoxemia, use laboratory instruments to
analyze blood samples to better understand the patient's condition.
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WARNING The accuracy of SpO2 measurements can be affected by any
of the following:
•
elevated levels of total bilirubin
•
elevated levels of Methemoglobin (MetHb)
•
elevated levels of Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)
•
hemoglobin synthesis disorders
•
low perfusion at the monitored site
•
the presence of concentrations of some intravascular dyes, sufficient to
change the patient's usual arterial pigmentation
•
patient movement
•
patient conditions such as shivering and smoke inhalation
•
motion artifact
•
painted nails
•
poor oxygen perfusion
•
hypotension or hypertension
•
severe vasoconstriction
•
shock or cardiac arrest
•
venous pulsations or sudden and significant changes in pulse rate
•
proximity to an MRI environment
•
moisture in the sensor
•
excessive ambient light, especially fluorescent
•
the use of the wrong sensor
•
a sensor applied too tightly
1. Verify that the sensor cable is connected to the monitor.
WARNING Patient injury risk. The sensor and extension
cable are intended only for connection to pulse co-oximetry
equipment. Do not attempt to connect these cables to a PC
or any similar device. Always follow the sensor
manufacturer's directions for care and use of the sensor.
2. Clean the application site. Remove anything, such as nail polish, that could interfere
with sensor operation.
Note
Do not use disposable sensors on patients who have allergic
reactions to the adhesive.
3. Attach the sensor to the patient according to the manufacturer's directions for use,
observing all warnings and cautions.
Note
If a sterile sensor is required, select a sensor that has been
validated for sterilization, and follow the sensor
manufacturer's directions for sterilizing the sensor.
Place the sensor and the NIBP cuff on different limbs to reduce unnecessary alarms
when you monitor these parameters at the same time.
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A range of sensors is available for different patient sizes and
measurement sites. Consult the sensor manufacturer's
instructions for selecting the correct sensor.
Note
4. Confirm that the monitor displays SpO2 and pulse rate data within 15 seconds of
connection to the patient.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Incorrect sensor application or
excessive duration of sensor use can cause tissue damage.
Inspect the sensor site periodically as directed in the sensor
manufacturer's instructions.
While SpO2 is being measured, the displayed pulse rate is derived from the sensor. If
SpO2 is not available, the pulse rate is derived from NIBP.
Detaching the sensor during a measurement in Monitor mode triggers an alarm.
If SpO2 is being measured continuously on a patient for an extended period, change the
sensor location at least every three hours or as indicated by the sensor manufacturer's
instructions.
Configure SpO2 alarms
Follow these steps to set alarm limits for SpO2 measurements.
1. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile, which contains the Alarms tab.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch the SpO2 tab.
4. Enter the desired upper and lower alarms limits for SpO2 using the up/down arrow
keys or the keypad.
5. Touch the Home tab.
The new alarm settings display in the Alarm Limit control button.
Set SatSeconds limits
1. Touch the Alarm limit control of the SpO2 frame .
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch
to select a SatSeconds setting.
4. Touch Home to save your settings and return to the Home tab.
Set Response Mode
To set the Response Mode from the Home tab, the monitor must be in the Monitor
profile.
Touch
in the SpO2 frame.
The SpO2 frame displays MODE: Fast when Fast mode is selected.
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SpHb
Monitors configured with Masimo total hemoglobin can measure hemoglobin (SpHb),
SpO2, and pulse rate. SpHb monitoring continuously measures blood constituents and
anemic status in a patient through a noninvasive SpHb pulse co-oximeter.
SpHb frame
The SpHb frame displays data and controls used in total hemoglobin measurements.
Note
SpHb is available only in the Monitor profile.
In this frame, one of two labels appears:
•
SpHbv indicates the venous calibrated reference for total hemoglobin measurement.
•
SpHb indicates the arterial calibrated reference for total hemoglobin measurement.
You can specify the reference source in Advanced settings.
The frame provides a numeric view and a graphical trend view of total hemoglobin data.
You can toggle between views by touching the left side of the frame.
SpHb numeric view
The numeric view indicates the total hemoglobin level in either grams per deciliter (g/dL)
or millimoles per liter (mmol/L). You can select the unit of measure in Advanced settings.
Averaging
The averaging button enables you to select the moving window of time used by the
parameter to calculate the SpHb value and update the display: short (approximately 1
minute), medium (approximately 3 minutes), or long (approximately 6 minutes).
SpHb graphical trend view
The graphical trend view presents a trend of the real-time measurements over a userselected period. In Advanced settings, you can select the period displayed.
The graph shows total hemoglobin level on the y-axis and time on the x-axis (oldest
measurements on the left to newest measurements on the right). The entire graph
updates every 10 seconds.
To the right of the graph, the frame displays the current measurement in numeric
format.
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WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Use only Masimo Rainbow SET
sensors and accessories on Masimo-equipped monitors.
WARNING The pulsations from intra-aortic balloon support can increase
the pulse rate displayed on the monitor. Verify the patient's pulse rate
against the ECG heart rate.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Do not attempt to reprocess, recondition, or
recycle any sensors or patient cables. Doing so might damage electrical
components.
WARNING Pulse rate measurement might not detect certain arrhythmias
because it is based on the optical detection of a peripheral flow pulse. Do
not use the pulse oximeter as a replacement or substitute for ECG-based
arrhythmia analysis.
WARNING Use the pulse co-oximeter as an early warning device. As you
observe a trend toward patient hypoxemia, use laboratory instruments to
analyze blood samples to better understand the patient's condition.
WARNING The accuracy of SpHb measurements can be affected by any
of the following:
•
elevated levels of total bilirubin
•
elevated levels of Methemoglobin (MetHb)
•
elevated levels of Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)
•
hemoglobin synthesis disorders
•
low perfusion at the monitored site
•
the presence of concentrations of some intravascular dyes, sufficient to
change the patient's usual arterial pigmentation
•
patient movement
•
patient conditions such as shivering and smoke inhalation
•
motion artifact
•
painted nails
•
poor oxygen perfusion
•
hypotension or hypertension
•
severe vasoconstriction
•
shock or cardiac arrest
•
venous pulsations or sudden and significant changes in pulse rate
•
proximity to an MRI environment
•
moisture in the sensor
•
excessive ambient light, especially fluorescent
•
the use of the wrong sensor
•
a sensor applied too tightly
1. Verify that the sensor cable is connected to the monitor.
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WARNING Patient injury risk. The sensor and extension
cable are intended only for connection to pulse co-oximetry
equipment. Do not attempt to connect these cables to a PC
or any similar device. Always follow the sensor
manufacturer's directions for care and use of the sensor.
2. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile.
3. Clean the application site. Remove anything, such as nail polish, that could interfere
with sensor operation.
Note
Do not use disposable sensors on patients who have allergic
reactions to the adhesive.
4. Attach the sensor to the patient according to the manufacturer's directions for use,
observing all warnings and cautions.
Note
If a sterile sensor is required, select a sensor that has been
validated for sterilization, and follow the sensor
manufacturer's directions for sterilizing the sensor.
Place the sensor and the NIBP cuff on different limbs to reduce unnecessary alarms
when you monitor these parameters at the same time.
Note
A range of sensors is available for different patient sizes and
measurement sites. Consult the sensor manufacturer's
instructions for selecting the correct sensor.
5. Confirm that the monitor displays SpHb or SpHbv data within 160 seconds of
connection to the patient.
WARNING Patient injury risk. Incorrect sensor application or
excessive duration of sensor use can cause tissue damage.
Inspect the sensor site periodically as directed in the sensor
manufacturer's instructions.
While SpHb is being measured, the displayed SpO2 and pulse rate are derived from the
same sensor. If SpO2 is not available, the pulse rate is derived from NIBP.
Detaching the sensor during a measurement triggers an alarm.
If SpHb is being measured continuously on a patient for an extended period, change the
sensor location at least every three hours or as indicated by the sensor manufacturer's
instructions.
Configure SpHb alarms
Follow these steps to set alarm limits for SpHb measurements.
1. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile, which contains the Alarms tab.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch the SpHb tab.
4. Enter the desired upper and lower alarm limits for SpHb using the up/down arrow
keys or the keypad.
5. Touch the Home tab.
The new alarm settings appear in the Alarm Limit control button.
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Set SpHb averaging mode
Touch
in the SpHb frame.
The SpHb frame displays the current mode.
Pulse rate frame
The pulse rate frame, located in the upper right of the Home tab, displays data,
information, and controls used in reading pulse rates.
Typically, the displayed pulse rate is derived from the SpO2 sensor. If SpO2 is not
available, the pulse rate is derived from NIBP.
WARNING Inaccurate measurement risk. Pulse rate measurements
generated through the blood pressure cuff or through SpO2 are subject to
artifact and might not be as accurate as heart rate measurements
generated through ECG or through manual palpation.
Note
You can specify pulse tone volume in the Pulse rate tab (located in the
Alarms tab).
Monitor profile
Spot Check and Triage profiles
Configure pulse rate alarms
Follow these steps to set alarm limits for pulse rate.
1. Verify that you are using the Monitor profile, which contains the Alarms tab.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Touch the Pulse rate tab.
4. Enter the desired upper and lower alarm limits for pulse rate using the up/down
arrow keys or the keypad.
5. Touch the Home tab.
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The new alarm settings display in the Alarm Limit control button.
Manual parameters frame
The Manual parameters frame, located in the lower right of the Home tab, supports
manual entry of parameters and displays measurements taken by some accessories.
Note
Manual parameters are not available in the Triage profile.
Note
Body mass index (BMI) is only available with an attached weight scale that
calculates BMI.
Note
When a measurement is transferred from an attached weight scale to the
monitor, the measurement displayed on the monitor is within one decimal
place (0.1) of the measurement displayed by the weight scale.
Note
You cannot manually enter temperature on a monitor configured with a
SureTemp Plus temperature module.
Enter manual parameters
Note
The Manual parameters frame enables you to enter measurements taken
manually and displays measurements taken by some accessories. You can
select and configure the parameters in Advanced settings. Only four
parameters appear in the Manual parameters frame.
CAUTION Weight scales attached to this monitor must be running on
battery power (battery type is specified in the weight scale manufacturer's
directions for use). Do not use the weight scale's external power supply.
1. From the Home tab, touch anywhere within the Manual parameters frame.
The Manual tab appears. Two examples appear below.
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2. Touch the up/down arrow keys or the keypad to manually adjust height, weight, pain
level, temperature, respiration rate, or other parameters.
Note
If an approved, battery-powered weight scale is attached to
the monitor, measurements from the weight scale populate
fields in the Manual tab. You can adjust weight and height
measurements on this tab, but if you do, the read-only BMI
field will clear.
Note
Ensure that the current patient ID is correct before saving.
3. Touch
Note
to confirm settings and return to the Home tab.
During intervals, each automatic and manual save of patient measurements
clears all measurements from the Manual parameters frame.
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Perform periodic checks
Welch Allyn recommends that each facility conduct periodic checks of each monitor.
1. Check the following at least daily:
•
Audio (speaker and piezo beeper tones), especially at startup
•
Fan, especially at startup
•
Touchscreen alignment
•
Date
•
Time
2. Visually inspect the following at least weekly:
•
the monitor for any damage or contamination
•
all cables, cords, and connector ends for damage or contamination
•
all mechanical parts, including covers, for integrity
•
all safety-related labeling for legibility and adhesion to the monitor
•
all accessories (cuffs, tubing, probes, sensors) for wear or damage
•
documentation for current revision of the monitor
3. Visually inspect the following at least monthly:
•
Mobile stand wheels for wear and faulty operation
•
Mounting screws on wall or cart for looseness and wear
Update settings, replace items, or call for service as necessary based on results of visual
inspection. Do not use the monitor if you see any signs of damage. Qualified service
personnel must check any monitor that is damaged for proper operation before putting
the monitor back into use.
Replace the printer paper
The printer is located on the top of the monitor. Follow these steps to replace the roll of
printer paper:
1. Grasp the two tabs and pull up to open the printer door.
2. Remove the empty core.
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WARNING Hot surface. Do not touch the printer mechanism.
3. Insert a new roll of paper.
Note
The paper roll must be installed as illustrated. If the paper roll
is not installed correctly, the printer will not print properly.
4. Advance the end of the roll past the roller so that it extends past the printer door, as
shown.
5. With one hand, pull lightly on the paper to take up any slack. With the other hand,
close the printer door by pushing it down and into place until it clicks.
Be certain that the paper does not catch in the printer door.
Directions for use
Maintenance and service
Change the battery
Before removing the battery, shut down the monitor.
1. Turn the monitor upside down to access the battery cover.
2. Locate the battery cover, indicated by
.
3. Insert a coin into the slot and push to open. Choose a coin that fits comfortably in
the slot.
4. Pull the battery out by pulling the battery label, which is visible when you open the
battery cover.
5. Slide in the new battery. Ensure that you insert the new battery in the same
orientation as the old battery.
6. Replace the battery cover by positioning the end below
firmly on the opposite end.
and then pressing
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Note
New batteries are approximately 30 percent charged. Therefore, connect
the battery to AC power immediately after inserting a new a battery.
WARNING Risk of fire, explosion, and burns. Do not short-circuit, crush,
incinerate, or disassemble the battery pack. Never dispose of batteries in
refuse containers. Always recycle batteries according to local regulations.
Clean the monitor
WARNING Electric shock hazard. Before cleaning the monitor, disconnect
the AC power cord from the power outlet and the monitor.
WARNING Electric shock hazard. DO NOT autoclave the monitor or
accessories. The monitor and the accessories are not heat-resistant.
WARNING Liquids can damage electronics inside the monitor. Prevent
liquids from spilling on the monitor.
If liquids are spilled on the monitor:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power down the monitor.
Disconnect the power plug.
Remove battery pack from the monitor.
Dry off excess liquid from the monitor.
Note
If liquids possibly entered the monitor, remove the monitor
from use until it has been properly dried, inspected, and
tested by qualified service personnel.
5. Reinstall battery pack.
6. Power on the monitor and verify monitor functions normally before using it.
If liquids enter the printer housing:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power down the monitor.
Disconnect the power plug.
Remove battery pack from the monitor.
Remove and discard the paper roll.
Clean and dry the inside of the printer housing.
Note
The printer housing has a drain tube that directs liquids down
and out the bottom of the device. If liquids possibly entered
other openings in the monitor, remove the monitor from
service until it has been properly dried, inspected, and tested
by qualified service personnel.
6. Install a new roll of paper.
7. Power on the monitor and verify that the monitor functions normally before
using it.
Clean on a routine basis according to your facility's protocols and standards or local
regulations. If the monitor is on, lock the display and disconnect the AC power cord.
The following agents are compatible with the monitor:
•
70 percent isopropyl alcohol
•
10 percent chlorine bleach solution
Directions for use
Maintenance and service
Note
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Disinfect according to your facility's protocols and standards or local
regulations.
70 percent isopropyl alcohol
Wipe the monitor with a clean cloth slightly dampened with 70 percent isopropyl
alcohol.
10 percent chlorine bleach solution
1. Wipe the monitor with a clean cloth slightly dampened with a 10 percent bleach and
water solution. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer's guidelines.
2. Rinse with a clean cloth slightly dampened with water that meets EP and USP
quality standards.
3. Allow the monitor surface to dry for a minimum of 10 minutes before using the
monitor.
Clean the accessories
1. Wipe the NIBP hose and any reusable cuffs with a damp cloth moistened in a mild
detergent solution.
2. Wipe the temperature probe with a cloth dampened with alcohol, warm water, or an
appropriately diluted, nonstaining disinfectant solution.
3. Clean the pulse oximetry sensors with a cloth dampened with 70 percent isopropyl
alcohol or 10 percent chlorine bleach solution.
4. Clean the ear thermometer according to the manufacturer's directions for use.
5. Clean the ear thermometer dock with the same cleaning agents used on the
monitor.
CAUTION Never immerse any monitor accessories.
Clean the stand
The same cleaning agents used on the monitor can be used on the stand and
accessory cable management system. Clean on a routine basis according to your
facility's protocols and standards, or local regulations.
Note
Disinfect according to your facility's protocols and standards,
or local regulations.
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Specifications
Physical specifications
Protection classifications, all monitor configurations
Characteristic
Specification
Electrical rating
100 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz, 1.5 – 0.8 A
Duty cycle
Continuous operation
Type of protection against electric shock
Class I equipment (protectively earthed) with double insulation
Degree of protection against electric
shock, for parts applied to patients
Type BF defibrillator proof
IEC EN 60601-1, 2nd Edition
Recovery time following defibrillator
discharge
Less than or equal to 10 seconds
Flammable anesthetics
WARNING Not suitable for use with flammable
anesthetics.
Degree of protection provided by the
enclosure with respect to harmful ingress
of liquids
IPX0
Non-protected according to EN/IEC 60529; Pulse oximeter equipment
complies with ISO 9919 Cl. 44.6 Ingress of liquids tests and EN/IEC 60601-1,
60601-2-30, 60601-2-49 Cl. 44.3 Spillage tests
Height
10 in. (25.4 cm )
Width
11 in. (29.2 cm)
Depth
6 in. (15.7 cm)
Weight (including battery)
9.5 lb. (4.3 kg)
Graphical display resolution
Display area
8 in. (H) x 4 in. (V) (19.5 [H] cm x 11.3 [V] cm)
Pixels
1024 (H) x 600 (V)
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Protection classifications, all monitor configurations
Pixel arrangement
RGB (red, green, blue)
Color depth
16 bits per pixel
Speaker volume
Output sound pressure
67 dB at 1.0 meter
Alarm and pulse tones
per IEC 60601-1-8
Pulse frequency (f0)
150 – 1000 Hz
Number of harmonic components in the
range 300 Hz to 4000 Hz
minimum of 4
Effective pulse duration (td)
high priority: 75 –200 ms
medium and low priority: 125 – 250 ms
Rise time (tr)
10 – 20% of td
Fall timea (tf)
tf < ts – tr
Note
The relative sound pressure level of the harmonic components should be within 15 dB above or below
the amplitude at the pulse frequency.
a Prevents overlap of pulses.
Battery specifications
6 cell
9 cell
Rating
11.1 V 3.80Ah (42Wh)
10.8 V 6.75Ah (73Wh)
Composition
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Charge time to 80 percent capacity
2hr 7m
2hr 25m
Charge time to 100 percent capacity
3hr
4hr
Patient exams per charge1
26
47
Age to 70 percent capacity2
300
300
1A patient exam includes NIBP, Temperature, and SpO2 measurements at the rate of one patient every 10 minutes with
a 2-minute display time out setting and a new battery.
2After this many full charge and discharge cycles, the battery has aged to where its total capacity has been reduced to
70 percent of its rating.
Nurse Call connection specifications
Nurse Call
25 V AC or 60 V DC maximum at 1A maximum
Directions for use
Specifications 103
NIBP specifications
Cuff pressure range
Meets or exceeds ANSI/AAMI SP10:2002 standards for cuff pressure range
Systolic range
Adult: 30 to 260 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Pediatric: 30 to 260 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Neonate: 20 to 120 mmHg (StepBP)
Diastolic range
Adult: 20 to 220 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Pediatric: 20 to 220 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Neonate: 10 to 110 mmHg (StepBP)
Cuff Inflation Target
Adult:160 mmHg (StepBP)
Pediatric: 120 mmHg (StepBP)
Neonate: 90 mmHg (StepBP)
Maximum Target Pressure
Adult: 280 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Pediatric: 280 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
Neonate: 130 mmHg (StepBP)
Blood pressure determination time
Typical: 15 seconds
Maximum: 150 seconds
Blood pressure accuracy
Meets or exceeds ANSI.AAMI SP10:2002 standards for noninvasive blood
pressure accuracy (±5 mmHg mean error, 8 mmHg standard deviation)
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) range
Adult: 23 to 230 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
The formula used to calculate MAP yields Pediatric: 23 to 230 mmHg (StepBP, SureBP)
an approximate value.
Neonate: 13 to 110 mmHg (StepBP)
Pulse rate range (using blood pressure
determination)
Adult: 30 to 200 bpm (StepBP, SureBP)
Pediatric: 30 to 200 bpm (StepBP, SureBP)
Neonate: 35 to 220 bpm (StepBP)
Pulse rate accuracy (using blood pressure
determination)
±5.0% (±3 bpm)
Overpressure cutoff
Adult: 300 mmHg ±15 mmHg
Pediatric: 300 mmHg ±15 mmHg
Neonate: 150 mmHg maximum
SureTemp Plus temperature module specifications
Temperature range
80°F to 110°F (26.7°C to 43.3°C)
Calibration accuracy
±0.2°F (±0.1°C) (Direct mode)
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Braun ThermoScan PRO 4000 thermometer specifications (refer to manufacturer's directions for
use for additional information)
Temperature range
68°F to 108°F (20°C to 42.2°C)
Calibration accuracy
•
•
Display resolution
±0.4°F (±0.2°C) for temperatures ranging from 95.9°F to 107.6°F (35.
5°C to 42°C)
±0.5°F (±0.25°C) for temperatures outside of this range
0.1°F or °C
SpO2 specifications (refer to sensor manufacturer's directions for use for additional information)
SpO2 performance measurement range
1 to 100%
Masimo SpO2 sensor accuracy guide
Accuracy specified when used with Masimo SET pulse
oximetry monitors or with licensed Masimo SET pulse
oximetry modules using PC series patient cables, during no
motion. Numbers present ± 1 standard deviation. Plus or
minus one standard deviation represents 68% of the
population.
Perfusion
0.02 % to 20 %
Pulse rate
25 to 240 beats per minute (bpm)
No motion: ± 3 digits
Motion: ± 5 digits
Saturation
Note
Saturation accuracy varies by sensor
type.
70% to 100%
Adults, Pediatrics (No motion): ± 2 digits
Neonates (No motion): ± 3 digits
Adults, Pediatrics, Neonates (Motion): ± 3 digits
Low Perfusion: 0.02 % to 20 % ± 2 digits
Nellcor sensor accuracy guide
SpO2 measurement accuracy can only be evaluated in vivo
by comparing pulse oximeter readings with SaO2
measurements obtained from simultaneously sampled
arterial blood made using a laboratory CO-oximeter. SpO2
accuracy was validated through breathe-down-equivalent
testing by Covidien using electronic measurements to prove
equivalence to the Nellcor N600x predicate device. The
Nellcor N600x predicate device was validated by performing
human-subject, “breathe-down” clinical trials.
Perfusion
0.03 % to 20 %
Pulse rate
20 to 250 beats per minute (bpm) ± 3 digits
Saturation
70% to 100%
Adult, Pediatrics: ± 2 digits
Note
Saturation accuracy varies by sensor
type.
Neonate: ± 3 digits
Low Perfusion: 0.02 % to 20 % ± 2 digits
Directions for use
Specifications 105
SpO2 specifications (refer to sensor manufacturer's directions for use for additional information)
Functional tester
WARNING Functional testers cannot be
used to assess the accuracy of a pulse
oximeter monitor.1
1 Some models of commercially available bench-top functional testers and patient simulators can be used to verify the
proper functionality of Nellcor pulse oximeter sensors, cables and monitors. See the individual testing device's operator's
manual for the procedures specific to the model of tester being used.
While such devices may be useful for verifying that the pulse oximeter sensor, cabling, and monitor are functional, they
are incapable of providing the data required to properly evaluate the accuracy of a system's SpO2 measurements. Fully
evaluating the accuracy of the SpO2 measurements requires, at a minimum, accommodating the wavelength
characteristics of the sensor and reproducing the complex optical interaction of the sensor and the patient’s tissue. These
capabilities are beyond the scope of known bench-top testers. SpO2 measurement accuracy can only be evaluated in vivo
by comparing pulse oximeter readings with SaO2 measurements obtained from simultaneously sampled arterial blood
made using a laboratory CO-oximeter.
Many functional testers and patient simulators have been designed to interface with the pulse oximeter's expected
calibration curves and may be suitable for use with Nellcor monitors and/or sensors. Not all such devices, however, are
adapted for use with the Nellcor OXIMAX digital calibration system. While this will not affect use of the simulator for
verifying system functionality, displayed SpO2 measurement values may differ from the setting of the test device. For a
properly functioning monitor, this difference will be reproducible over time and from monitor to monitor within the
performance specifications of the test device.
SpHb specifications (refer to sensor manufacturer's directions for use for additional information)
SpHb saturation range
0 to 25 g/dL
Masimo SpHb sensor accuracy guide
Adults, Pediatrics (no motion): 8 to 17 g/dL ± 1 g/dL.
SpHb accuracy has been validated on healthy adult male and
female volunteers and on surgical patients with light to dark
skin pigmentation in the range of 8 to 17 g/dL SpHb against
a laboratory co-oximeter. This variation equals ± 1 standard
deviation which encompasses 68% of the population. The
SpHb accuracy has not been validated with motion or low
perfusion.
Environmental specifications
Operating temperature
50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Operating altitude
-557 to 10,000 ft. (-170 m to 3,048 m)
Operating humidity
15 to 95% noncondensing
Storage humidity
15% to 95% noncondensing
Monitor radio
The monitor's radio operates on Welch Allyn FlexNet™ or other 802.11 networks.
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Wireless network interface
IEEE 802.11 b/g, 802.11a
Frequency
802.11 b/g: 2.402 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
802.11a: 5.125 GHz to 5.875 GHz
Channels
Up to 14 in 802.11b/g, up to 24 in 802.11a; country-dependent
Security/encryption/authentication WPA2/AES (either EAP or PSK authentication)
Antenna
Internal multiband PIFA
Wireless data rates
802.11b: 1Mbps or higher during vitals transmission only
802.11a/g: 6Mbps or higher during vitals transmission only
(approximately 2 seconds per reading)
Agency approvals
US: FCC Part 15, Class B; C/UL; CE; 47 CFR Part 2.1093, 15.207, 15.209, 15.247,
15.407; FCC OET Bulletin 65C
Europe: CE; EN 50371; EN/ETSI 300 328 V1.7.1, 301 489-1 V1.6.1, 301 489-17
V1.2.1, 301 893 V1.4.1
Canada: RSS-210; RSS-GEN; RSS-102
Hong Kong: HKTA 1039
Protocols
UDP, DHCP, TCP/IP
Data transfer protocols
UDP/TCP/IP
Modulation
OFDM (802.11a/g), DSSS/CCK (802.11b)
Output power
40mW typical, country-dependent
Ancillary IEEE standards
802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11X
Channel restrictions in the 5-GHz band are determined by country.
Marking by the symbol ( ! ) indicates that usage restrictions apply. To ensure compliance
with local regulations, be sure the correct country in which the access point is installed is
selected. This product can be used with the following restriction(s):
France - Outdoor use is limited to 10 mW EIRP within the band 2454 to 2483.5 MHz.
Note
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP).
Note
Some countries restrict the use of 5-GHz bands. The 802.11a radio in the
monitor uses only the channels indicated by the access point with which
the radio associates. The hospital IT department must configure access
points to operate with approved domains.
Configuration options
The monitor is available in multiple configurations.
Directions for use
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Model
Description
6300
Basic. Includes USB connectivity. Ethernet connectivity is optional.
6400
Standard. Includes nurse call, Ethernet, and USB connectivity. The radio is optional.
6500
Wireless. Includes all Standard features plus an internal 802.11 a/b/g radio.
Patents
The monitor is covered under the following patents:
6,000,846; 6,036,361; 7,255,475; 7,429,245; D480,977; D632,397; and other patents
pending.
For SureTemp Plus configured monitors, US patent 6,971,790 applies.
For Nellcor-equipped monitors, the following Nellcor US patents and foreign equivalents
apply:
5,485,847; 5,676,141; 5,743,263; 6,035,223; 6,226,539; 6,411,833; 6,463,310; 6,591,
123; 6,708,049; 7,016,715; 7,039,538; 7,120,479; 7,120,480; 7,142,142; 7,162,288; 7,
190,985; 7,194,293; 7,209,774; 7,212,847; 7,400,919.
For Masimo-equipped monitors, the following Masimo US patents and foreign
equivalents apply:
5,758,644; 5,823,950; 6,011,986; 6,157,850; 6,263,222; 6,501,975; 7,469,157; and
others listed at www.masimo.com/patents.htm.
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Standards and compliance
General compliance and standards
The monitor complies with the following standards:
21 CFR Subchapter H – Medical Devices – US Food and Drug Administration
2002 No. 236 – Australian Therapeutic Goods Act
93/42/EEC – European Economic Community Medical Devices Directive
2007/47/EC – European Economic Community Medical Devices Directive 2007
Amendment
94/62/EC – European Economic Community Packaging Directive
2002/96/EC – European Economic Community Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment Directive
2006/66/EC – European Economic Community Batteries and Accumulators Directive
SOR/98-282 – Canadian Medical Devices Regulation
IATA DGR – International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulation
United Nations ST/SG/AC.10/11 – Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, Sub-Section 38.3
ANSI/AAMI SP10
AS/NZS 3200.1.01
ASTM D 4332, E 1104
CAN/CSA C22.2 NO.601.11 CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO.60601-1-2, CSA Z9919
EN 1060-1, 1060-3, 1060-42
EN/IEC 60601-1, 60601-1-2, 60601-1-4, 60601-1-6, 60601-1-8, 60601-2-30, 60601-2-49,
62304
EN/ISO 9919, 13485, 14971
ISTA 2A
UL 60601-11
Directive 2002/96/EC-WEEE:
Disposal of noncontaminated electrical and electronic equipment
This product and its accessories must be disposed of according to local laws and
regulations. Do not dispose of this product as unsorted municipal waste. Prepare this
product for reuse or separate collection as specified by Directive 2002/96/EC of the
European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on Waste Electronic and
1 Standard
is essentially the IEC 60601-1 General standard plus the listed country's National Deviations.
2 Non-Invasive
Sphygmomanometers – Part 1: General Requirements, Part 3. Supplementary
Requirements for Electro-Mechanical Blood Pressure Measuring Systems, Part 4: Test Procedures to
Determine the Overall System Accuracy of Automated Non-Invasive Sphygmomanometers.
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Electrical Equipment (WEEE). If this product is contaminated, this directive does not
apply.
For more specific disposal or compliance information, see www.welchallyn.com/weee,
or contact Welch Allyn Customer Service at +44 207 365 6780.
General radio compliance
The wireless features of this monitor must be used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the
product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and with the rules of the Canadian
ICES-003 as described below.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402. Stock No. 004-000-0034504.
Welch Allyn is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized modification of the devices included with this Welch Allyn product, or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by
Welch Allyn.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution, or
attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
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Industry Canada (IC) emissions
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of this device.
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne
doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’ utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à accepter
tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est susceptible de
compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Union
Czech
Welch Allyn tímto prohlašuje, ze tento RLAN device je ve shodě se základními požadavky a dalšími
příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice 1999/5/ES.
Danish
Undertegnede Welch Allyn erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr RLAN device overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
Dutch
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overige relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
English
Hereby, Welch Allyn, declares that this RLAN device is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Estonian
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ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
Finnish
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vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
French
Par la présente, Welch Allyn déclare que ce RLAN device est conforme aux exigences essentielles et
aux autres dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont applicables
German
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Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Festlegungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)
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ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ
ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ
Hungarian
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követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Italian
Con la presente Welch Allyn dichiara che questo RLAN device è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed
alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latvian
Ar šo Welch Allyn deklarē, ka RLAN device atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un
citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Lithuanian
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Direktyvos nuostatas.
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Malti
Hawnhekk, Welch Allyn, jiddikjara li dan RLAN device jikkonforma mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC
Portuguese
Welch Allyn declara que este RLAN device está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovak
Welch Allyn týmto vyhlasuje, ze RLAN device spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Slovene
Šiuo Welch Allyn deklaruoja, kad šis RLAN device atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB
Direktyvos nuostatas.
Spanish
Por medio de la presente Welch Allyn declara que el RLAN device cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE
Swedish
Härmed intygar Welch Allyn att denna RLAN device står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
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Guidance and manufacturer's declaration
EMC compliance
Special precautions concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) must be taken for all
medical electrical equipment. This device complies with IEC EN 60601-1-2:2007.
•
All medical electrical equipment must be installed and put into service in accordance
with the EMC information provided in this document and the Welch Allyn Connex
Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series Directions for Use.
•
Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect the behavior of
medical electrical equipment.
The monitor complies with all applicable and required standards for electromagnetic
interference.
•
It does not normally affect nearby equipment and devices.
•
It is not normally affected by nearby equipment and devices.
•
It is not safe to operate the monitor in the presence of high-frequency surgical
equipment.
•
However, it is good practice to avoid using the monitor in extremely close proximity
to other equipment.
Emissions and immunity information
Electromagnetic emissions
The monitor is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or user of the monitor
should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Emissions test
Compliance
Electromagnetic environment - guidance
RF emissions
CISPR 11
Group 1
The monitor uses RF energy only for its internal function. Therefore, its
RF emissions are very low and are not likely to cause any interference
in nearby electronic equipment.
RF emissions
CISPR 11
Class A
Harmonic emissions
IEC 61000-3-2
Class A
The monitor is suitable for use in all establishments other than
domestic establishments and those directly connected to the public
low-voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for
domestic purposes, provided the following warning is heeded:
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Electromagnetic emissions
Voltage fluctuations/
flicker emissions
IEC 61000-3-3
Complies
WARNING This equipment/system is intended for
use by healthcare professionals only. This
equipment/ system may cause radio interference or
may disrupt the operation of nearby equipment a. It
may be necessary to take mitigation measures, such
as re-orienting or relocating the monitor or shielding
the location.
a The monitor contains a 5-GHz orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing transmitter or a 2.4-GHz frequency hopping
spread-spectrum transmitter for the purpose of wireless communication. The radio is operated according to the
requirements of various agencies, including FCC 47 CFR 15.247 and R&TTE Directive (1995/5/EC). The transmitter is
excluded from the EMC requirements of 60601-1-2, but should be considered when addressing possible interference
issues between this and other devices.
Electromagnetic immunity
The monitor is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the
monitor should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Immunity test
IEC 60601 test level
Compliance level
Electromagnetic environment - guidance
Electrostatic discharge ±6 kV contact
(ESD)
± 8 kV air
IEC 61000-4-2
± 6 kV contact
± 8 kV air
Floors should be wood, concrete or ceramic
tile. If floors are covered with synthetic
material, the relative humidity should be at
least 30%.
Electrical fast
transient/burst
IEC 61000-4-4
±2 kV for power supply
lines
±1 kV for input/output
lines
±2 kV for power supply Mains power quality should be that of a typical
lines
commercial or hospital environment.
±1 kV for input/output
lines
Surge
IEC 61000-4-5
± 1 kV differential
mode
± 2 kV common mode
± 1 kV differential
mode
± 2 kV common mode
Voltage dips, short
interruptions and
voltage variations on
power supply input
lines
IEC 61000-4-11
>95% dip in 0.5 cycle
Mains power quality should be that of a typical
commercial or hospital environment.
Mains power quality should be that of a typical
commercial or hospital environment. If the user
60% dip in 5 cycles
60% dip in 5 cycles
of the monitor requires continued operation
30% dip for 25 cycles 30% dip for 25 cycles during power mains interruptions, it is
>95% dip in 5 seconds >95% dip in 5 seconds recommended that the monitor be powered
from an uninterruptible power supply or a
battery.
>95% dip in 0.5 cycle
Electromagnetic immunity
The monitor is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the
monitor should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Immunity test
IEC 60601 test level
Compliance level
Electromagnetic environment - guidance
Portable and mobile RF communications
equipment should be used no closer to any part
of the monitor, including cables, than the
recommended separation distance calculated
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Electromagnetic immunity
from the equation applicable to the frequency
of the transmitter.
Recommended separation distance
Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6
3 Vrms
150 kHz to 80 MHz
3 Vrms
Radiated RF
IEC 61000-4-3
3 V/m 80 MHz to 1 GHz 3 V/m
d= (1.17)
d= (1.17)
80 to 800 MHz
d= (2.33)
800 MHz to 2,5 GHz
whereP is the maximum output power rating of
the transmitter in watts (W) andd is the
recommended separation distance in meters
(m). Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters,
as determined by an electromagnetic site
surveya, should be less than the compliance
level in each frequency rangeb. Interference
may occur in the vicinity of equipment marked
with the following symbol:
Note1: At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the higher frequency range applies.
Note 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and
reflection from structures, objects, and people.
aField strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular/cordless) telephones and land mobile
radios, amateur radio, AM and FM radio broadcast, and TV broadcast cannot be predicted theoretically with accuracy. To
assess the electromagnetic environment due to fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic site survey should be
considered. If the measured field strength in the location in which the monitor is used exceeds the applicable RF
compliance level above, the monitor should be observed to verify normal operation. If abnormal performance is
observed, additional measures may be necessary, such as reorienting or relocating the monitor.
bOver the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than 3 V/m.
Recommended separation distances between portable and mobile RF communications
equipment and the monitor
The monitor is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which radiated RF disturbances are controlled. The
customer or user of the monitor can help prevent electromagnetic interference by maintaining a minimum distance
between portable and mobile RF communications equipment (transmitters) and the monitor as recommended below,
according to the maximum output power of the communications equipment.
Separation distance according to frequency of transmitter (m)
150 kHz to 80 MHz
Rated max. output
power of transmitter d= (1.17)
(W)
80 MHz to 800 MHz
800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
d= (1.17)
d= (2.23)
0.01
0.11667
0.23333
0.11667
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equipment and the monitor
0.1
0.36894
0.36894
0.73785
1
1.1667
1.1667
2.3333
10
3.6894
3.6894
7.3785
100
11.667
11.667
23.3333
For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the recommended separation distanced in meters
(m) can be estimated using the equation applicable to the frequency of the transmitter, where P is the maximum output
power rating of the transmitter in watts (W) according to the transmitter manufacturer.
Note 1: At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the separation distance for the higher frequency range applies.
Note 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and
reflection from structures, objects, and people.
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Advanced settings
The Advanced tab provides password-protected access to the monitor's Advanced
settings (or Admin mode), enabling nurse administrators, biomedical engineers, and/or
service engineers to configure specific features. The Advanced tab also presents readonly information about the monitor.
Note
You cannot enter the Advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms
are active or if vital sign measurements are displayed.
General
Specify the language
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears, displaying the Language tab.
2. Select a language.
3. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
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To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify date and time settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. On the General tab, touch the Date / Time tab.
3. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Date format
Select a date format for display.
Time zone
Select your time zone offset from Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC).
Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving time,
reported by host
Select this to adjust the displayed time by +/- one hour
when the connected host reports daylight savings time.
Allow users to change date and time
Select this to allow clinicians to set the date and time
from the Settings tab.
Display date and time
Select this to display the date and time on the Home tab
in the Device Status area.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced alarm settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Alarms tab.
3. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Allow user to disable alarms
Select to allow clinicians to turn off or turn on all alarm
limits for each vital sign. The control is on each
parameter-specific tab on the Alarms tab.
Allow user to turn off general audio
Select to allow clinicians to turn off all audio notification
for alarms. This control is on the Alarms tab (on the
General tab).
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Minimum alarm volume
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Select the minimum alarm volume available. If you select
High, then Medium and Low are not available to
the clinician.
These controls are on the Alarms tab (on the General
tab).
Nurse call threshold
Select the minimum priority alarm that activates a nurse
call relay. If you select High, only high-level alarms
activate a nurse call relay.
Audio pause time
Specify the amount of pause time that is added to the
60-second pause time. When a clinician pauses an audio
alarm tone, the tone is paused for the combined amount
of time.
SpO2 alarm condition delay
Specify the minimum amount of time that an SpO2 alarm
condition must be active before audio and visual signals
occur.
SatSeconds is available with Nellcor SpO2 sensors. If
you select 0 seconds or 10 seconds, SatSeconds is
disabled, and it is removed from the SpO2 tab in the
Alarms tab.
SpHb alarm condition delay
Specify the minimum amount of time that an SpHb alarm
condition must be active before audio and visual signals
occur.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced display settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Display tab.
3. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Display lock
Specify the required period of clinician inactivity before
the touchscreen locks.
Display power saver
Specify the required period of monitor inactivity before
the display turns off.
Clinician interactions, new vital sign measurements, or
alarm conditions automatically turn on the display.
Device power down
Specify the required period of monitor inactivity before
the monitor turns off.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
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Specify a monitor location
You can associate the monitor with a specific location. The location appears in the
Device Status area.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Other tab.
3. In the Location ID box, touch
and enter up to 20 alphanumeric characters.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Enable monitor profile changes
You can allow clinicians to change the active profile on the monitor. Available profiles are
Monitor, Spot Check, and Triage. When this option is enabled, clinicians can change
the name of the profile as well.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Other tab.
3. Select Allow profile change.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify power line frequency
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Other tab.
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3. Select the power line frequency for AC power supplied to the monitor.
4. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Set and start the demo mode
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the General tab.
3. Touch the Demo tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Type
Select a type of demonstration mode.
Start
Touch Start to put the monitor in demonstration mode.
Navigate to the Home tab to begin Demo mode.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Demo mode, touch Exit on the Home tab. The monitor restarts
automatically.
Parameters
Specify advanced NIBP settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the NIBP tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Default view
Action/Description
Select primary and secondary views.
Select Display MAP to display mean arterial
pressure (MAP) in the NIBP frame on the Home tab.
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If Display MAP is selected, specify which numerics
are primary in the NIBP frame. On the Home tab,
clinicians can touch the NIBP frame to toggle between
views.
Default patient type
Select a default patient type for this monitor. The patient
type shows in the Patient frame on the Home tab.
In the Patients tab on the Summary tab, clinicians can
change the displayed patient type from the default
patient type that you set here.
Tube type
Select the number of tubes that are connected to the
NIBP cuff that is used with this monitor. If you select 1
tube, the only algorithm available for selection is
Step.
Unit of measure
Select the NIBP unit of measure for display.
Allow interval program changes
Enable clinicians to modify interval program settings
from the Intervals tab.
Algorithm and Cuff inflation target (CIT)
Select the default algorithm used to determine NIBP
measurements.
If you select the Step algorithm, touch
and enter
a default cuff inflation target for each type of patient. In
the Patients tab on the Summary tab, clinicians can
change the CITs from the default CITs that you set here.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced temperature settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab will appear.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the Temperature tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Unit of measure
Select primary units of measure for the temperature
display on the Home tab
Display temperature conversion
Select this to display primary units of measure and
secondary units of measure for the temperature display
on the Home tab.
Default SureTemp Plus site
Select the default site for SureTemp measurements. The
default site applies when clinicians power up the
monitor and each time clinicians remove the temperature
probe from the well.
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Select Last site to set the default to the site selected
for the last measurement.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced SpO2 settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the SpO2 tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Default view
Select a numeric view or a waveform view as the
primary SpO2 display on the Home tab.
Default response
Select the default speed of response to changes in SpO2
measurements.
Sweep speed
Select the waveform sweep speed for the SpO2 display
in the Home tab.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced tabs and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced SpHb settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the SpHb tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Reference
Select arterial or venous as the calibrated reference
source.
Unit of measure
Select the primary unit of measure for the SpHb display
on the Home tab.
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Default averaging
Select the default moving window of time used by the
parameter to calculate the SpHb value and update the
display: short (approximately 1 minute), medium
(approximately 3 minutes), or long (approximately 6
minutes).
Trend view time
Select the period displayed in the SpHb trend graphic on
the Home tab.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced tabs and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify advanced pulse rate settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the Pulse rate tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Display source
Action/Description
Select this to show the source of pulse rate
measurements (NIBP or SpO2) on the Home tab.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify the manual parameters
The Manual Parameters frame is in the lower right corner of the Home tab. You can
manually enter values for parameters in the frame. You also can specify which
parameters appear in the frame.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Parameters tab.
3. Touch the Manual tab.
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4. Select up to four parameters and associated units of measure for display in the
Manual Parameters frame.
If the monitor has the SureTemp Plus temperature module, the Temperature
parameter is not available here or in the Manual Parameters frame.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Data management
Specify patient ID settings
Patient identification appears on the Home tab in the Patient frame, and it is listed in
various tabs, such as the Patient tab and the Review tab.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Data Management tab.
3. Touch the Patient IDs tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Name format
Select a format for all displayed patient names: Full
name or Abbreviation.
Primary label
Select the primary identification label for all displayed
patients.
Secondary label
Select a secondary identification label for patients. A
secondary label displays only on the Home tab, after the
primary label.
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Require patient ID to save readings
Make entering a patient ID a prerequisite for saving
measurements. If they fail to enter an identifier, the
monitor prompts them when they try to save.
Search by patient ID
Enable clinicians to enter a patient ID to query for the
patient's information. If clinicians scan the ID onto the
Home tab or the Summary tab, the monitor queries the
patient list and the network. Returned patient
information populates the Patient frame on the Home tab
and fields on the Summary tab.
Clear patient information on manual save
Specify that the monitor clears the selected patient after
a clinician manually saves measurements from the Home
tab. Patient information clears from the Patient frame
and the Summary tab.
Note: This setting does not take effect when intervals
are in progress.
Retrieve list
Enable the monitor to retrieve the patient list from the
network. When this option is selected, a Retrieve
list button replaces the Add button on the List tab.
Information from the network populates the List tab
when clinicians touch the Retrieve list button.
Since the Add button is not available, clinicians cannot
add a patient to the patient list.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify clinician ID settings
Clinician identification appears next to the medicine symbol in the Device Status area on
the Home tab.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Data Management tab.
3. Touch the Clinician IDs tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Label
Select a type of clinician identification label for display
on the Home tab: Full name, Abbreviation, Clinician
ID, or Symbol only.
Require clinician ID to save readings
Make entering a clinician ID a prerequisite for saving
measurements. If they fail to enter identification, the
monitor prompts them when they try to save
measurements. Clinicians can enter clinician
identification on the Clinician tab.
Search by clinician ID
Enable the monitor to query the network for clinician
information based on ID. The monitor initiates the search
when the clinician enters or scans the ID from the
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Clinician tab. Returned clinician information populates
the Device Status area and fields on the Clinician tab.
Select Require password to require clinicians to
enter their password, in addition to ID, on the Clinician
tab. The monitor uses the ID and password combination
to query the network for clinician information.
Clear clinician information on manual save
Specify that the monitor clears the selected clinician
after a clinician manually saves measurements from the
Home tab. Clinician information clears from the Clinician
tab and the Device Status area.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify clinical data settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Data Management tab.
3. Touch the Clinical Data tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Automatically send on manual save
Select this option to specify that measurements are sent
to the network when a clinician saves measurements on
the Home tab.
Delete readings after successful send
Select this option to specify that measurements are
deleted from the monitor after they are successfully sent
to the network. Sent measurements do not appear in the
Review tab.
Emulate Spot Vital Signs LXi
Select this option to specify that clinical data sent to the
network appears as Spot Vital Signs LXi data at the
network.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Network
View advanced monitor information
The Status tab shows the monitor's software version, MAC and IP addresses, network,
server and access point information, session information, and more.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
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Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Network tab.
3. Touch the Status tab.
4. View the information.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify radio settings
This task is applicable only to monitors that have a radio installed.
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Network tab.
3. Touch the Radio tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Enable radio
Enable the radio for device communications. When
disabled, the radio is not available.
Enable radio network alarms
Activate radio network alarms when an alarm condition
occurs. When disabled, radio network alarms are not
available.
SSID
Touch
and enter the service set identifier
(SSID). Enter a maximum of 16 characters.
Radio band
Select the radio band.
Authentication type
Select an authentication scheme. Then specify any
additional settings that appear.
Method
Select a method. Then touch
and enter
characters: Network key (64 characters), or
Passphrase (8 to 63 characters).
Security protocol
Select the security protocol.
EAP type
Select the EAP type.
Identity
Enter the EAP identity (maximum of 32 characters).
Password
Enter the EAP password (maximum of 32 characters).
Directions for use
Advanced settings
Key number
Select the WEP key number.
Key
Enter the WEP key (10 characters for WEP 64, or 26
characters for WEP 128).
Configure radio
Touch Configure radio to activate all new radio
settings not selected previously.
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Touch OK in the confirmation popup telling you to power
down the monitor.
Touch the Settings tab. Touch the Device tab. Touch
Power down.
The radio will reboot.
Note If you do not touch Configure radio, none of the
changed radio settings will take effect.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
Specify server settings
1. Access the Advanced Settings.
a.
Touch the Settings tab.
b. Touch the Advanced tab.
c.
Enter the Advanced settings code.
d. Touch OK.
The General tab appears.
2. Touch the Network tab.
3. Touch the Server tab.
4. Specify settings.
Setting
Action/Description
Obtain server IP information automatically
Enable the monitor to automatically obtain the server IP
information via the network.
IP address
Touch
and enter the IP address of the server that is
used for patient data communication. The range of entry
for each field is 0 to 255.
Port
Touch
and enter the port number associated with
the server IP address. The range of entry is 0 to 65535.
UDP broadcast port
Touch
and enter the port number that is used to
automatically obtain server IP information. The range of
entry is 0 to 65535.
Test
Touch Test to test the connection to the configured
server.
5. Do one of the following:
•
To continue in the Advanced Settings, touch another tab.
•
To exit the Advanced Settings and return to the Home tab, touch Exit.
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Troubleshooting
This section presents tables of technical alarm and information messages, as well as
problem descriptions that do not generate messages, to help you troubleshoot issues on
the monitor.
Note
Problem descriptions without messages appear at the end of this section.
When the monitor detects certain events, a message appears in the Device Status area
at the top of the screen. Message types include the following:
•
Information messages, which appear on a blue background.
•
Very low-priority alarms, which appear on a cyan background.
•
Low- and medium-priority alarms, which appear on an amber background.
•
High-priority alarms, which appear on a red background.
Technical alarm messages are low or very low priority unless noted in the Message
column.
You can dismiss a message by touching the message on the screen, or, for some
messages, you can wait for the message to time out.
To use these tables, locate the message that displays on the monitor in the left column
of the table. The remainder of the row explains possible causes and suggests actions
that can resolve the issue.
Note
Instructions to "Call for service" in the following tables mean that you
should contact qualified service personnel in your facility to investigate the
issue.
NIBP messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
NIBP air leak; check cuff and tubing The NIBP module has an air leak
connections.
Check the cuff and tubing
connections.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
NIBP not functional. Call for
service.
A module error occurred
Call for service.
Unable to determine NIBP; check
connections; limit patient
movement.
The NIBP module experienced a motion artifact
Check connections; limit patient
movement.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
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Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Unable to determine NIBP; check
connections and tubing.
The NIBP tubing has a kink
Check the connections and tubing
for kinks.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
Incorrect NIBP cuff size; check
patient type.
The cuff size is not correct
Check the patient type.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
Inflation too quick; check NIBP cuff NIBP inflation was too quick
and tubing connections.
Check the connections and tubing
for kinks.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
Unable to determine NIBP; check
inflation settings.
Check inflation settings and
change as necessary.
Clear the alarm and retry NIBP.
NIBP check inflation settings message
Change the cuff inflation target
(CIT).
Excessive patient movement.
NIBP measurements are not accurate because of Limit patient movement during
artifact
blood pressure measurement.
Tube type does not match device
configuration.
(NIBP measurement is available)
The tube connected to the NIBP sensor does not Use the tube specified for the
match the monitor's configuration
monitor.
Tube type does not match device
configuration.
(NIBP measurement is not
available)
User is using a single-lumen tube with the
following Advanced settings:
1. Patient type is Pediatric or Adult
2. Tube type is 2
3. Algorithm is SureBP
Clear message. Modify settings
or tube use to match patient
type.
SpO2 and SpHb messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
SpO2 not functional. Call for
service.
A module error has occurred
Try a new cable/sensor pair.
Call for service.
Searching for pulse signal. (Highpriority alarm)
The SpO2 sensor is not attached to the patient's Touch the alarm icon or the SpO2
finger
frame to dismiss the alarm.
Set SpO2 alarm limits to OFF.
Reattach the SpO2 sensor to the
patient's finger.
Attach SpO2 sensor to monitor.
The sensor was not detected
Check the sensor connection.
Replace the SpO2 sensor.
Replace the SpO2 sensor.
The SpO2 sensor is faulty or expired
Replace the SpO2 sensor.
Directions for use
Troubleshooting
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
No SpO2 sensor is connected
Connect an SpO2 sensor.
The cable is faulty or expired
Replace the cable.
Replace the SpO2 cable.
The cable is faulty or expired
Replace the cable.
Low SpO2 signal quality. Check
sensor.
Poor sensor placement on the patient
Remove the sensor from the
patient and reapply.
Low SpHb signal quality. Check
sensor.
Poor sensor placement on the patient
Remove the sensor from the
patient and reapply.
Low perfusion. Check sensor.
Poor sensor placement on the patient
Remove the sensor from the
patient and reapply.
SpO2 mode only. Check sensor or
cable.
The sensor is operating as an SpO2-only sensor
because it failed to calibrate properly
Reattach the cable to the
monitor.
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Remove the sensor from the
patient and reapply.
SpO2 sensor expires in….
The SpO2 sensor will expire soon
Replace the SpO2 sensor.
Temperature messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Connect temperature probe.
No probe is connected
Connect a temperature probe and
retry.
The probe is faulty
Replace the temperature probe.
The temperature module returned Connect a temperature probe and
a connect probe message
retry. If a probe is already
connected, replace the probe.
Insert correct color-coded probe well.
The probe well is missing
Insert a temperature probe well.
Replace temperature probe.
The probe is faulty
Replace the temperature probe.
Temperature not functional. Call for service.
A module error occurred
Call for service.
Temperature time limit exceeded.
The 10-minute timeout for
temperature measurement has
occurred
Remove the probe from the
measurement site.
Tissue contact lost
The probe has lost contact with
the patient's tissue
Reposition the probe to restore
proper contact with the patient's
tissue.
Retry temperature measurement.
A probe heater or data error
occurred
Retry the temperature
measurement. If the problem
persists, replace the probe.
User settings require adjustment
Adjust the user settings and retry.
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Message
Note
Possible cause
Suggested action
This message often
accompanies other
temperature messages.
Weight scale messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Weight scale not functional. Call
for service.
The weight scale is not operating properly.
Call for service.
Patient data management messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Maximum number of patient
records saved. Oldest record
overwritten.
The maximum number of patient records in the
monitor's memory has been exceeded
On the Review tab, delete old
records to prevent the alarm from
appearing when new records are
saved.
Unable to access patient
information.
An error occurred when reading the patient list or Power down and restart the
patient record during startup
monitor. If the error persists, call
for service.
No data to save.
No patient data is available
Take or enter vital signs before
saving.
Patient ID required to save data.
The configuration requires a patient ID to save
data
Call for service.
Clinician ID required to save data. The configuration requires a clinician ID to save
data
Call for service.
Patient ID required to send data.
The configuration requires a patient ID to send
data
Add a patient ID.
Patient list is full. Delete some
patients to add more.
The maximum number of patients was exceeded Delete a patient from the list to
add a new patient.
Stop intervals to select new
patient.
The monitor is set to take interval readings
Stop intervals before changing
the patient.
No connection for send.
No connectivity is available to support sending
data manually or automatically sending data on
manual save
Call for service.
Unable to retrieve list.
The monitor is unable to retrieve a patient list
from the network
Call for service.
Unable to identify clinician.
The clinician ID or password is incorrect
Confirm the clinician ID and
password (if applicable), and
retry.
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Radio messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Radio not functional. Call for
service.
A hardware failure occurred (not currently used)
Call for service.
The radio has the wrong software
The radio is not connected
Radio error. Power down and
restart.
The monitor and the radio failed to establish
communication with each other
Power down and restart. If
problem persists, call for service.
Unable to establish network
communications. Radio out of
network range.
The radio is no longer communicating with the
access point
Call for service.
Unable to establish network
communications. Call for service.
Unable to get an IP address from the DHCP server Call for service.
Communications module did not
power on properly. Power down
the device. (High-priority alarm)
Communication failure.
Call for service.
Possible cause
Suggested action
Ethernet messages
Message
Network not found; check network A network cable is unplugged
cable connection.
A network connection is broken elsewhere
Check the network cable
connection. If problem persists,
call for service.
USB messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
USB Communication failure. Call
for service.
An internal or external device is connected but
failed enumeration
Power down and restart.
Check USB connections.
If problem persists, call for
service.
External device not licensed for
use.
A license for an external device (e.g., barcode
scanner) has not been activated
Disconnect the unlicensed
device.
Call for service to obtain the
authorization code from Welch
Allyn to activate the license.
External device not recognized.
An unrecognized external device is connected
Disconnect the unrecognized
device.
Incompatible Welch Allyn device.
A communication protocol failure has occurred
Call for service.
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Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
USB accessory disconnected.
The USB cable between an external device and
the monitor is disconnected
Confirm that the USB cable is
connected to the device and the
monitor.
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Set date and time.
The date or time is not set
Set the date and time.
The date or time is not set properly
Reset the date or time.
Ambient temperature outside
operating range. Retry
measurement.
The ambient temperature is out of range
Operate the monitor within the
specified temperature range.
Retry patient temperature
measurement. If the message
persists, move the patient and
the monitor to a cooler location.
Device shutdown is not available
at this time.
Device cannot perform an immediate shutdown
Touch OK, wait, and retry.
Advanced settings unavailable
Sensors are taking measurements
Stop continuous measurements.
A physiological alarm condition is active
Respond to or reset the alarm.
Spot Check measurements have not been saved
Save the measurements.
Unable to load language.
Chinese did not load
Power down and restart the
monitor.
Unexpected restart occurred. Call
for service.
A system error caused the monitor to restart.
Call for service.
System messages
Battery power manager messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Low battery 5 minutes or less
remaining. (High-priority alarm)
Battery power is extremely low
Connect the monitor to AC
power. (If not connected to AC
power, the monitor powers down
when AC power is depleted.)
Low battery 30 minutes or less
remaining.
Battery power is low
Touch the alarm icon to dismiss
or connect the monitor to AC
power.
Powering down. Call for service.
Power manager or battery faults have occurred
Call for service.
Battery is absent or faulty.
There is no battery in the monitor
Insert a battery.
The battery is faulty
Replace the battery.
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Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Device is operating in battery
mode.
The AC power cord has been disconnected
Touch OK to dismiss or connect
the monitor to AC power.
Configuration Manager messages
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Unable to load configuration; using A configuration load error occurred
factory defaults.
Call for service.
Functional error. Call for service.
A critical configuration load error occurred
Call for service.
No connection for send.
The monitor is not configured to the network
Call for service.
Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
Low battery; plug into outlet.
The monitor's battery voltage is too low to
support printing
Connect the monitor to AC
power.
Printer door is open; close to
continue
The printer door is open
Close the printer door.
Out of paper.
The paper is not properly loaded
Align the paper with the print
head. If the problem persists, call
for service.
The paper sensor does not detect paper
Replace the paper. If the problem
persists, call for service.
Printer too hot; wait to retry.
The print head overheated
Wait for the print head to cool
down and retry. If the problem
persists, call for service.
Printer not functional. Call for
service.
The printer motor is broken
Call for service.
Printer messages
The detection switch malfunctioned
A hardware failure occurred in the power supply
The printer does not identify itself correctly
The printer cannot communicate with the monitor
No printer; wrong printer
External device not recognized.
An external printer is plugged into a USB port
Unplug the external printer.
Printing records:
The monitor is printing the records selected on
the Review tab
Acknowledge the number of
records printing or touch
Cancel to interrupt printing.
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Message
Possible cause
Suggested action
The printer needs more time to complete a print
job when the Automatic print on
interval control has been enabled
Wait for the print job to print
completely.
Note The number of records
requested appears in the message
and counts down during printing.
Printing report; please wait.
Problems and solutions
The problems addressed in this table do not generate alarm or information messages on
the monitor.
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested action
No SpHb value is displayed
An SpO2-only cable is connected to the monitor
Replace the SpO2-only cable
with an SpO2/SpHb (Masimo
Rainbow) cable.
The SpHb cable has expired
Replace the SpHb cable.
Note
A technical alarm appears.
Poor sensor placement on the patient
Remove the sensor from the
patient and reapply.
The monitor may have the SpHb license, but the Contact Welch Allyn to verify
SpO2 module does not
that the SpO2 module contains
the SpHb license.
No weight measurement is
transferred from the scale to the
monitor
The scale is not connected
Inspect the USB cables from the
device to the adapter to the scale
to ensure that they are connected
properly.
The scale setting is incorrect
Ensure that the scale settings are
enabled for transfer.
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Appendix
Approved accessories
The following tables list approved monitor accessories and documentation. For
information about options, upgrades, and licenses, refer to the service manual.
FlexiPort cuffs (Latex-free)
Part Number
Model
Description
Reuse-08
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, SM CHILD, 2-tube
Reuse-09
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, CHILD, 2-tube
Reuse-10
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, SM AD, 2-tube
Reuse-11
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, ADULT, 2-tube
Reuse-11L
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, AD LONG, 2-tube
Reuse-12
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, LG AD, 2-tube
Reuse-12L
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, LG AD LONG, 2-tube
Reuse-13
Reusable
Cuff, reuse, THIGH, 2-tube
Soft-08
Disposable
Cuff, soft, SM CHILD, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-09
Disposable
Cuff, soft, CHILD, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-10
Disposable
Cuff, soft, SM AD, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-11
Disposable
Cuff, soft, ADULT, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-11L
Disposable
Cuff, soft, AD LONG, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-12
Disposable
Cuff, soft, LG AD, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-12L
Disposable
Cuff, soft, LG AD LONG, 2-tube (box of 20)
Soft-13
Disposable
Cuff, soft, THIGH, 2-tube (box of 20)
5082-101-1
Disposable
Neo-1 disposable cuff, male luer connector (box of 10 cuffs)
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Part Number
Model
Description
5082-102-1
Disposable
Neo-2 disposable cuff, male luer connector (box of 10 cuffs)
5082-103-1
Disposable
Neo-3 disposable cuff, male luer connector (box of 10 cuffs)
5082-104-1
Disposable
Neo-4 disposable cuff, male luer connector (box of 10 cuffs)
5082-105-1
Disposable
Neo-5 disposable cuff, male luer connector (box of 10 cuffs)
008-0851-00
Disposable
Neonatal Cuff Kit, (1 each neo #1 — 5, reusable infant cuff, NIBP
hose)
Blood pressure accessories (Latex-free)
Part Number
Model
Description
4500-30
SureBP
Double tube blood pressure hose (5 ft)
4500-31
SureBP
Double tube blood pressure hose (10 ft)
4500-32
SureBP
Double tube blood pressure hose (8 ft)
6000-30
BP
Single tube blood pressure hose (5 ft)
6000-31
BP
Single tube blood pressure hose (10 ft)
6000-33
BP
Neonatal blood pressure hose (10 ft)
5200-08
Calibration "T" connector
Masimo pulse oximetry (for use with devices with SpO2)
Part Number
Model
Description
LNCS-DCI
LNCS
Reusable finger sensor - Adult
LNCS-DCIP
LNCS
Reusable finger sensor - Pediatric
LNCS-ADTX
LNCS
Disposable adhesive finger sensor - Adult (20 per case)
LNCS-PDTX
LNCS
Disposable adhesive finger sensor - Pediatric (20 per case)
RED LNC-10
LNCS
10-foot cable with sensor connector
LNCS-YI
LNCS
Multisite reusable sensor (1 sensor, 6 adhesive wraps)
LNCS-TC-I
LNCS
Reusable ear sensor
LNCS-Neo-L-3
LNCS
Disposable adhesive finger sensor - Neonate/Adult (20 per case)
Neo-Wrap-RP
LNCS
Replacement wrap for neonatal adhesives (100 per case)
LNCS-Inf-3
LNCS
Disposable adhesive finger sensor - Infant (20 per case)
Directions for use
Appendix
Part Number
Model
Description
Inf-Wrap-RP
LNCS
Replacement wrap for infant adhesives (100 per case)
YI-AD
LNCS
Multisite adhesive wrap adult/pediatric/neonatal for YI sensor
(100 per case)
YI-FM
LNCS
Multisite foam wrap adult/pediatric/neonatal for YI sensor (12
per case)
Masimo Rainbow SET (for use with devices with SpO2 and SpHb)
Part Number
Model
Description
104220
Rainbow
Adult reusable sensor and 3-foot cable
104360
Rainbow
ReSposable R2-25 sample pack
104149
Rainbow
Extension cable, 20 pin, 12 feet
Part Number
Model
Description
DS-100A
OxiMax
Durasensor adult oxygen transducer
DOC-10
OxiMax
Extension cable (10 feet)
DOC-8
OxiMax
Extension cable (8 feet)
DOC-4
OxiMax
Extension cable (4 feet)
D-YS
OxiMax
Dura-Y oxygen transducer (1 sensor, 40 wraps)
D-YSE
OxiMax
Ear clip (use with Dura-Y sensor)
D-YSPD
OxiMax
PediCheck pediatric spot check (use with Dura-Y sensor)
MAX-AI
OxiMax
OxiMax adult sensor (single use, case of 24)
MAX-PI
OxiMax
OxiMax pediatric sensor (single use, case of 24)
MAX-II
OxiMax
OxiMax infant sensor (single use, case of 24)
OXI-A/N
OxiMax
Oxiband adult/neonatal transducer (1 sensor, 50 wraps)
OXI-P/I
OxiMax
Oxiband pediatric/infant transducer (1 sensor, 50 wraps)
Nellcor pulse oximetry
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SureTemp Plus thermometry
Part Number
Description
02895-000
Oral probe and well kit (9ft., 2.7M)
02895-100
Rectal probe and well kit (9ft., 2.7M)
02894-0000
Oral probe well (blue)
02894-1000
Rectal probe well (red)
05031-101
Disposable probe covers (1,000 covers, packaged 25/box)
05031-110
Disposable probe covers (10,000 covers, packaged 25/box)
06138-000
Temperature calibration key
Braun ThermoScan PRO 4000 thermometer and accessory dock
Part Number
Description
04000-900
Dock with thermometer
36000
Dock without thermometer
86100
Wall mount kit
86200
Mobile stand kit
53020-0000
Rechargeable battery pack for the thermometer
Mounting options
Part Number
Description
4800-60
Accessory Cable Management (ACM) — organized mobile stand
with basket
4700-60
Economy mobile stand with basket
4701-62
Wall mount with basket
008-0834-01
GCX wall mount with channel
Weight scales and connectivity kits
For a list of approved weight scales and connectivity kits, go to www.welchallyn.com.
Directions for use
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Miscellaneous items
Part Number
Description
BATT69
Lithium-ion battery 6 Cell
BATT99
Lithium-ion battery 9 Cell — Extended Life
6000-100H
Carrying case, hard sided
6000-100S
Carrying case, soft sided
PWCD-B
Line cord B, North America
PWCD-2
Line cord 2, Europe
PWCD-A
Line cord A, Denmark
PWCD-5
Line cord 5, Switzerland
PWCD-4
Line cord 4, United Kingdom
PWCD-6
Line cord 6, Australia/New Zealand
PWCD-66
Line cord 6, Australia/New Zealand —Orange
PWCD-C
Line cord C, China
PWCD-G
Line cord G, Argentina
PWCD-7
Line cord 7, South Africa
PWCD-N
Line cord N, India
PWCD-3
Line cord 3, Israel
PWCD-Y
Line cord Y, Italy
PWCD-K
Line cord K, South Korea
PWCD-T
Line cord T, Taiwan
PWCD-P
Line cord P, Thailand
PWCD-Z
Line cord Z, Brazil
6000-NC
Nurse Call Cable
6000-915
2D Barcode scanner kit — scanner, mounting bracket, hardware
6000-915HS
HS1-M 2D Barcode scanner with coiled USB
6000-910
Mounting Arm for HS1-M Barcode Scanner (use with Economy
mobile stand with basket only)
4500-925
USB cable for wired connectivity
660-0321-00
Patch cable, 50'
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Part Number
Description
660-0320-00
Patch cable, 100'
660-0138-00
Patch cable, 5'
715270
Box set — packaging — empty
6000-50
USB memory stick
Part Number
Description
S1-6000
Comprehensive partnership program, 1 year
S1-6000-2
Comprehensive partnership program, 2 years
S2-6000
Biomed partnership program, 1 year
S2-6000-2
Biomed partnership program, 2 years
Service
Literature/Documentation
Part Number
Description
103730
CD, Directions for Use, Service Manual, Multi-lingual
4600-90E
Blood Pressure Accuracy and Variability Card, English
6000-150E
In-service CD
Directions for Use
103501
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, English
103604
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, French
103605
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, German
103606
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Dutch
103607
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Portuguese
103608
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Spanish
103609
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Simplified Chinese
103650
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Swedish
103651
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Italian
103652
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Danish
Directions for use
Appendix
Part Number
Description
103653
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Polish
103654
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Finnish
103655
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Greek
103656
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Norwegian
104187
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Traditional Chinese
104188
Directions for Use, Printed Copy, Korean
Quick Reference Card
103502
Quick Reference Card, English
103658
Quick Reference Card, French
103659
Quick Reference Card, German
103660
Quick Reference Card, Dutch
103661
Quick Reference Card, Portuguese
103662
Quick Reference Card, Spanish
103663
Quick Reference Card, Simplified Chinese
103664
Quick Reference Card, Swedish
103665
Quick Reference Card, Italian
103666
Quick Reference Card, Danish
103667
Quick Reference Card, Polish
103668
Quick Reference Card, Finnish
103669
Quick Reference Card, Greek
103670
Quick Reference Card, Norwegian
104330
Quick Reference Card, Traditional Chinese
104331
Quick Reference Card, Korean
Startup Guide
103503
Startup Guide
Service Manual (English only)
103500
Service Manual, English
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Part Number
Description
Directions for Use, ACM Mobile Stand
4800-60
Directions for Use, Accessory Cable Management (ACM) Mobile
Stand
Warranty
Welch Allyn warrants the product to be free of defects in material and workmanship and
to perform in accordance with manufacturer's specifications for the period of two years
from the date of purchase from Welch Allyn or its authorized distributors or agents.
The warranty period shall start on the date of purchase. The date of purchase is: 1) the
invoiced ship date if the device was purchased directly from Welch Allyn, 2) the date
specified during product registration, 3) the date of purchase of the product from a
Welch Allyn authorized distributor as documented from a receipt from said distributor.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by: 1) handling during shipping, 2) use or
maintenance contrary to labeled instructions, 3) alteration or repair by anyone not
authorized by Welch Allyn, and 4) accidents.
The product warranty is also subject to the following terms and limitations: Accessories
are not covered by the warranty. Refer to the directions for use provided with individual
accessories for warranty information.
Shipping cost to return a device to a Welch Allyn Service center is not included.
A service notification number must be obtained from Welch Allyn prior to returning any
products or accessories to Welch Allyn's designated service centers for repair. To obtain
a service notification number, contact Welch Allyn Technical Support.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WELCH ALLYN'S
OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING A DEFECT. WELCH ALLYN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A PRODUCT
DEFECT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY.
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