Responding to Alarms
Alarm limits are displayed with each parameter, if alarms for the parameter are on. When an alarm
condition occurs there are several ways to respond. Initially:
Attend to the patient.
Identify the alarm(s) indicated.
Silence (pause) the alarm(s). Press the Menu Select button on the front panel of the HeartStart XL+
to acknowledge the alarm and press it again to pause the alarm for the configured pause period while
you attend to the patient. If the alarming condition continues to exist, it re-alarms after the
configured pause period ends.
Silencing a specific alarm does not prevent another alarm from sounding. If you silence the second
alarm, it resets the pause period for all active alarms.
If you press the Alarms button, you are silencing all parameter alarms for the configured pause
Address the alarm condition on the HeartStart XL+ by using the Alarm Response Menu, see
Turns the parameter's
alarms off and prevents
future alarms from alarming.
NOTE: Alarm history can be accessed in the patient's Event Summary. This information is maintained after
powering the device down and in the unlikely event of a power loss. To access this information, see
For more information on alarms and messages as they pertain to a particular functionality, see the specific
alarm section in the HeartStart XL+ Instructions for Use:
Heart rate and arrhythmia alarms - see
AED alarms - see
Defibrillation alarms - see
Cardioversion alarms - see
Pacing alarms - see
alarms - see
Pulse alarms - see
NBP alarms - see
Power alarms - see
Sample Alarm Response Menu
SpO2 Alarms Off
on page 120.
on page 71
"Manual Defibrillation Alarms"
on page 103
"Pulse Rate Alarms"
on page 113
3: Working with the HeartStart XL+
For latching alarms,
alarm condition when the
condition no longer exists.
Select this entry to change
the parameter's alarm
"Heart Rate and Arrhythmia Alarms"
on page 80
on page 87
on page 97
on page 106
on page 169
on page 54