5 Managing Patients and Equipment
source is a patient monitor connected to the Information Center via IntelliVue Instrument Telemetry
(IIT), only the adjust HR alarms setting is available.
Viewing and Silencing Other Device Alarms at the Bedside
When other devices are assigned to the patient, alarms from those devices will also be indicated on the
monitor, in addition to the main indication at the Information Center.
If configured, a generic alarm message will appear in the alarm status area with standard alarm tones.
The alarm message will have the color and * or ! coding corresponding to the severity of the alarm.
The specific alarm message (for example
If configured, alarms generated from another device can be silenced at the bedside. Either the monitor
key is configured to silence both monitor and other device alarms (must be configured at the
Information Center) or the
Select the own patient overview window.
Depending on your Information Center configuration, the
device alarms and bedside alarms.
Even when the other device data is not visible on the screen, you may be silencing monitor alarms and
other device alarms, if the Information Center and monitor are so configured.
Switching Off or Pausing Alarms From Other Devices
When you select
bedside measurements. When you switch alarms off or pause alarms at the Information Center, both
monitor alarms and alarms from other assigned devices are affected.
Refer to the Information Center Instructions for Use for more details on the Suspend/Pause alarms
behavior of the Information Center.
When you select Standby mode at the monitor, the bedside goes into Standby mode but other assigned
devices may continue monitoring.
Refer to the Information Center Instructions for Use for details on how selecting Standby at the
Information Center affects the monitor and other devices.
ECG Source Tracking at the Information Center
The Information Center continuously checks whether a valid ECG signal is coming from the monitor
or from another assigned device. If you unplug the ECG patient cable from the monitor and plug it
into another device, the Information Center will automatically switch to monitoring the ECG from the
other device. At the monitor, its own ECG measurement will be deactivated and the
will no longer be accessible.
When you unplug the patient cable from the other device and plug it back into the monitor again, the
Information Center will switch back to monitoring the ECG from the monitor.
** HR Low
) will appear in the own patient overview window.
pop-up key will be available:
at the monitor, the alarms are off or paused for the
key may silence both other