Progressive hypoxia scenario: SpO
leaves the shaded area. An alarm is indicated immediately.
Recovery scenario: SpO
from the alarm limit by 1% to 3%, before rising again above the alarm limit. No alarm is indicated
because the SpO
Setting Smart Alarm Delay Mode
To set the mode for Smart Alarm Delays, in the
This setting is made in Configuration mode and will be shown in the menu in gray. If it is set to
, a standard alarm delay is in use.
If you also use monitors with earlier software revisions, be aware that smart alarm delays will not be
used after a transfer to one of these monitors. Monitors with earlier software revisions will always use
the standard alarm delay. If you are not sure whether a monitor has the Smart Alarm Delay function,
check whether there is a
Adjusting the Alarm Limits
High oxygen levels may predispose a premature infant to retrolental fibroplasia. If this is a
consideration do NOT set the high alarm limit to 100%, which is equivalent to switching the high
value (F) - the values stay within the shaded area for 98 seconds, deviating
values never leave the shaded area below the alarm limit.
is set to
High Alarm Delay
Low Alarm Delay
then choose the high alarm limit.
then choose the low alarm limit.
value (E) - the values drop steadily and after 16 seconds a value
entry in the
9 Monitoring SpO2