Connes CS Quick Reference Guide

Connes CS Quick Reference Guide
Welch Allyn Connex® Central Station
Quick Reference Card
Main Monitoring screen
Admit a patient from a room tile
1. Click on the patient tile in the Main Monitoring screen. The Patient Detail screen
appears.
2. Click Edit. The Patient Details window appears.
3. Enter the patient information, choose a location for the patient and click Save. The
Confirm Changes dialog box appears.
4. Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
Assign a patient to a room
1. System message area. This section of the screen displays the covered location,
date, time, and any patient or technical alarms.
2. Patient data area. This section of the screen displays patient tiles arranged in rows
and columns.
3. Navigation area. This section of the screen displays secondary links to the Patient
list, Station Alarms, View options, Settings, and system notifications.
4. Waiting area. This section of the screen displays patient tiles awaiting confirmation.
Note Do not leave a patient tile in the Waiting area for an extended amount of time,
as patient measurements are not saved until the patient is confirmed. The
waiting area is a temporary placeholder for patient tiles. Confirm the patient
as soon as possible.
Add a patient at the central station
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Note This method is only recommended for use when your central station is not
connected to an ADT.
Click the Patients icon. The Patient List appears.
Click Add. The Patient Details window appears.
Scan the patient’s barcode or use the keyboard to enter the patient’s ID, name, date of
birth, and other information.
Note The patient’s first or last name can not exceed 32 characters. If the ADT
system sends a first or last name longer than 32 characters, the name will be
truncated, and will generate a conflict.
Click Save. The Confirm Changes dialog box appears.
Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
Admit a patient from the Waiting area
1. In the Waiting area, click the patient tile you want to admit. The Device Detail window
appears.
2. Click Edit. The Patient Details window appears.
3. Enter the patient information, choose a location for the patient and click Save. The
Confirm Changes dialog box appears.
4. Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
Admit a patient from the Patient list
1. Click the Patients icon. The Patient List appears.
2. In the Unconfirmed area, click the patient you want to admit. The Patient Details
window appears.
3. Enter the patient location and device information. Click Save. The Confirm Changes
dialog box appears.
4. Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
1. Click and drag a patient tile from the waiting area to the appropriate room. The
Confirm Patient dialog box appears.
2. Click OK to confirm the transfer. The patient tile appears in the room area.
3. Click the patient tile. The Device Details window appears.
4. Click Edit. The Patient Details window appears.
5. Enter the patient’s ID, name, date of birth, and other information.
6. Click the Room / Bed pull-down menu and select the appropriate room or bed.
7. Click Save. The Confirm Changes dialog box appears.
8. Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
Transfer a patient to a different unit covered by the same central
station
1. Click on the tile of the patient you want to transfer. The Device Details window
appears.
2. Click Edit. The Patient Details screen appears.
3. Edit the patient’s new unit and bed and click Save. The Confirm Changes dialog box
appears.
4. Review the information in the dialog box, and if correct, click Yes to return to the Main
Monitoring screen. If further editing is required, click No to return to the previous
screen.
Transfer a patient to a different unit covered by a different
central station
1. Click on the tile of the patient you want to transfer. The Device Details window
appears.
2. Click Edit. The Patient Details screen appears.
3. Click Discharge. The patient is moved to the Discharged tab in the Patients List.
4. Physically move the patient to the new unit.
5. At the new unit, admit or pre-admit the patient as described.
Discharge a patient at the central station
Note You cannot discharge a patient who is continuously sending vital signs
measurements to the central station. These patients appear in the list with the
icon.
1. Click the Patients icon. The Patient List appears.
2. Click on the patient name of the patient you want to discharge. Click Discharge. The
Confirm Changes dialog box appears.
3. Click Yes to discharge the patient. The Main Monitoring screen appears.
Note It is important to discharge patients on a regular basis in order to keep the
patient list current and up to date.
Consult the operating instructions/directions for use (DFU).
Alarm icons
Icon
Review patient alarms
Name and status
Alarm active
One or more alarms are active. Click this icon within the parameter
frame to pause the audio tone.
Multiple alarms notification
Click this icon to cycle through the messages for the active alarm
priority level.
Alarm on
Visual and audio alarms will occur for this parameter.
1. Click on a patient tile. The Device Details window appears.
2. Click Review. The Patient Review window appears.
3. Click Patient Alarms. The Patient Alarms tab appears.
Station Alarms
This window displays all of the central station messages and patient alarms generated
during the previous 12 hours. Click the Alarms icon in the Navigation area to open the
Station Alarms window.
Connectivity Tiles
Signal lost
This tile is displayed when the device has been
unintentionally disconnected from the central
station. For information on reconnecting the
monitor to the central station, see the device
directions for use.
Alarm off
No visual or audio alarms will occur for this parameter.
Alarm audio off
Only visual notifications will occur.
Paused
This tile is displayed when continuous monitoring
has been paused at the device. For information
on how to resume continuous monitoring, see the
device directions for use.
Alarm audio paused
The audio tone is paused at the device and the central station.
Information status message
This icon is displayed with messages that are unrelated to
physiological alarms.
Temporarily disconnected
This tile is displayed when the device has been
intentionally disconnected from the central
station. If reasons for disconnecting from the
central station have been configured, the reason
appears under the Temporarily disconnected
message. For more information, see the device
directions for use.
Pause an alarm at the central station
Audio alarm characteristics
• After you pause an alarm, the alarm returns after a pause interval if the condition
that caused the alarm persists.
• If a new alarm condition occurs during a pause interval, a new audio tone occurs.
1. Click
in the System Message area. The alarm is paused. Visual indications remain
in the patient tile until the condition is corrected or until the next measurement is
taken.
2. If multiple alarms are active, a multiple alarms notification appears in the System
Message area. Respond to multiple alarms as follows:
a. Click
in the System Message area. (See note below.)
b. Read the alarm message for the second alarm.
c. Click
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d. Continue to click the multiple alarms notification and reset tones until you have
read all of the messages.
Note The multiple alarms notification button displays the number of active alarms
inside the alarm icon. A set of dots appears below the icon. These dots
indicate 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.
Patient rest mode
The symbol to the left of the room number
indicates patient rest mode is active. See the
central station directions for use.
Adjust patient alarm limits at the central station
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Note Alarm limits that are adjusted at the central station are also adjusted at the
device.
Click on a patient tile. The Device Details window appears.
Confirm that the alarm is on.
Select the Alarms tab. The Alarms tab appears.
You can manually enter upper and lower parameter alarm limits by entering a value in
the numeric boxes on the left and right side.
You can adjust the range of the parameter alarm by clicking and dragging the left or
right side of the slider bar.
You can adjust the overall range of the parameter alarm by clicking and dragging the
center of the slider bar.
Click . The Main Monitoring screen appears. The alarm limits are adjusted at the
central station and at the monitor.
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© 2015, Welch Allyn, Inc. All rights reserved. DIR 80019894 Ver. A, Revision date: 2015-01
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