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Ecg And Arrhythmia Alarm Overview - Philips MP2 Instructions For Use Manual

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ECG and Arrhythmia Alarm Overview

The ECG and arrhythmia alarms available depend on which measurements are switched on, and the
arrhythmia option enabled for your monitor.
Cardiotach alarms are available when HR is on and the active alarm source is ECG, but
Arrhythmia is switched off
Basic arrhythmia alarms are available when Arrhythmia is switched on
Enhanced arrhythmia alarms are available when Arrhythmia is switched on and the Enhanced
Arrhythmia option has been enabled for your monitor
Alarm
*** Asystole
*** Vent Fib/Tach
*** VTach
*** Extreme Tachy
*** Extreme Brady
** HR High
Description
No beat detected for a period > the
asystole threshold (2.5 to 4.0 seconds)
Fibrillatory wave (sinusoidal wave
between 2 - 10 Hz) for 4 consecutive
seconds
A run of consecutive beats labeled as V
with run length ≥ the V-Tach Run limit
and ventricular HR > V-Tach HR limit
Heart Rate > the Extreme Tachy limit
Heart Rate < the Extreme Brady limit
Heart rate > the high HR limit
6 ECG, Arrhythmia, ST and QT Monitoring
E (V) - on the lower sternum at the level of
1
the fifth intercostal space
A (LL) - on the left midaxillary line at the
2
same level as the E electrode
S (LA) - on the upper sternum
3
I (RA) - on the right midaxillary line at the
4
same level as the E electrode
N - reference electrode - can be anywhere,
5
usually below the sixth rib on the right hip
Arrhythmia Configuration
Arrhythmia
Basic
Off
Arrhythmia
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
(see note)
Enhanced
Arrhythmia
x
x
x
x
x
x
(see note)
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