7 Monitoring Pulse Rate
Switching Pulse On and Off
To switch a particular pulse numeric on or off, enter the
menu or wave menu of the pulse source. For example, to switch an SpO
Using Pulse Alarms
You can change pulse rate alarm limits in the
source. Changing the alarm limits for a specific Pulse numeric changes the alarm limits for all pulse rate
alarms and heart rate alarms.
Pulse alarms are only generated when the active alarm source is set to Pulse, a pulse source is set as
system pulse and pulse alarms are switched on.
Selecting the Active Alarm Source: ECG or Pulse?
In most cases the HR and Pulse numerics are identical. In order to avoid simultaneous alarms on HR
and Pulse, the monitor uses either ECG or Pulse as its active alarm source. To change the alarm
: If you select Pulse as the active alarm source, the monitor will prompt you to confirm your
choice. Be aware that if you select Pulse as the alarm source, all arrhythmia and ECG HR alarms
are switched off.
: If the alarm source is set to
measurement as the alarm source whenever the ECG measurement is switched on and at least one
ECG lead can be measured without an INOP condition.
The monitor will automatically switch to Pulse as the alarm source if:
a valid ECG lead can no longer be measured
a Pulse source is switched on and available,
The monitor then uses the pulse rate from the measurement currently active as system pulse.
While Pulse is the alarm source, all arrhythmia and ECG HR alarms are switched off. If an ECG
lead becomes available again, the monitor automatically uses HR as alarm source.
If ECG is switched off, the monitor will always change to Pulse as alarm source, if a Pulse is available.
One exception to this rule can arise when you have a telemetry device paired with your monitor. The
monitor ECG is then deactivated but the monitor may be configured to allow only ECG as the active
alarm source. In this case the monitor will not switch to Pulse as alarm source and Pulse will not be
available as a selection in the
menu by selecting the Pulse numeric or by selecting
menu, select the correct pulse label, e.g.
menu or the
menu by selecting
: if you want the HR to be the alarm source for HR/Pulse.
menu which can be accessed from the
menu, then select
, the monitor will use the heart rate from the ECG
menu via the measurement setup
pulse numeric on or off,
, to toggle between
where xxx is the current alarm