6 ECG, Arrhythmia, ST and QT Monitoring
The J-point cursor (2) positions the J-point relative to the R-wave peak. It helps you to correctly
position the ST-point. Position the J-point at the end of the QRS complex and the beginning of
the ST segment.
The J-point cursor is not available if your monitor is configured to let you set the ST point directly.
To position the ST-point (3) relative to the J-point:
the ST-point at the midpoint of the ST segment.
To position the ST-point directly:
The most recent ST Points adjustment time is displayed in the
information is cleared when a patient is discharged or when a new Profile is loaded into the
To update the ST snippet shown in the
ST alarms are yellow alarms. Each ST lead has its own alarm limit. ST alarms are triggered when an ST
value exceeds its alarm limit for more than one minute. Switching ST alarms off switches off alarms for
all ST leads.
If more than one ST measurement is in alarm, the monitor only displays the alarm message of the ST
lead which is currently furthest from its set alarm limits.
Changing ST Alarm Limits
The monitor can detect alarms on each ST lead separately, so you can set high and low ST alarm limits
individually for each ST lead. When two contiguous leads are available, ST alarms will be generated
when ST values of the two contiguous leads are outside the limit. When no contiguous lead is available
an ST alarm is generated when the ST value of the single lead is outside the limit.
Set the high and low alarm limits based on your assessment of the patient's clinical condition, unit
protocols, physician orders or medication-specified limits. A good guideline is + 1.0 mm or - 1.0 mm
from the patients's ST, or follow your hospital protocol.
and use the left and right arrow keys to position the ST point at the midpoint of the
pop-up key to activate the new ST measurement points and recalculate all
and use the arrow keys to move the J-Point and position
Adjust ST Points
window, select the
Adjust ST Points