Managing Patients and
When the monitor is used together with an IntelliVue Information Center, a variety of services are
provided to manage the interconnections between patients, equipment, hospital beds, caregivers, and
Many services can be used both at the monitor and at the Information Center, resulting in a more
Which services are available will depend on which Information Center you have. The Philips
IntelliVue Information Center iX (PIIC iX) provides more services and functionality than the
Philips IntelliVue Information Center (PIIC). In these Instructions for Use, information that is
only valid for one of the Information Centers will be marked with a corresponding side heading, for
For a list of the differences between the two Information Centers, see "Information Center
Compatibility" on page 132.
For a patient to be part of the system their identification data must be entered into the system. A
patient can then be assigned to a bed, have equipment assigned directly to him, and have a location set
when he is not currently in the bed.
Depending on how equipment is used in your facility, there are various ways to associate devices with
patients, beds or monitors. Equipment usage must be configured appropriately at the Information
Center and the monitoring equipment.
By configuration, equipment can be assigned:
permanently to a bed,
on demand to a bed or host monitor, or
directly to a patient.
The foundation for a particular equipment use model is laid in the configuration settings in the
monitor and the Information Center. Refer to the corresponding configuration guides for further