5 Managing Patients and Equipment
To search for patient data:
A window opens with an on-screen keyboard.
Type in the last name or an ID, or a part of it, and select
The search results will be displayed in a
Highlight the patient you want to admit to this bed.
Depending on their current status, you will be asked whether you want to readmit them, or
transfer them to this bed.
Patient Category and Paced Mode
The patient category setting determines the algorithm the monitor uses to process and calculate some
measurements, the safety limits that apply for some measurements, and the alarm limit ranges.
The paced mode setting determines whether the monitor shows pacemaker pulses or not. When
is set to
admitted or not. If you do not specify settings for these fields, the monitor uses the default settings
from the current profile, which might not be correct for your patient.
Changing the patient category may change the arrhythmia and NBP alarm limits. If possible, always
load a suitable profile after changing patient category, and always check alarm limits to make sure that
they are appropriate for your patient.
For paced patients, you must set
mistake a pace pulse for a QRS and fail to alarm during asystole. With PIIC iX, the paced mode may be
for paced patients to make the status clear.
Admitting a Centrally-Monitored Patient
You can admit a patient at either the bedside or the Information Center. When you admit a patient, the
patient's name appears on the bedside monitor and the Information Center.
If you do not fill in all patient information required by the Information Center, the Information Center
may reject the admission. Complete all the required fields and try again to admit the patient.
Quick Admitting a Patient
Use Quick Admit to quickly admit a patient using only a limited set of demographic data.
Enter the required data (ID fields or last name depending on configuration) with the keyboard or a
to complete the admission or transfer.
, pace pulses are filtered and therefore do not show in the ECG wave.
will always contain a value, regardless of whether the patient is fully
which will assume a pacemaker is present. You should still set the
on the keyboard.
window. The system provides a list of all
. If it is incorrectly set to
, the monitor could