Monitoring with the CL
Respiration Pod (cmResp)
The CL Respiration Pod is one of the IntelliVue Cableless measurements and can be used together
with the monitor. For information on the general use and application of the pod, refer to "Using
IntelliVue Cableless Measurements" on page 35 and the IntelliVue Cableless Measurements
Instructions for Use.
As the Respiration Pod does not have a display, the measurement results are only presented on the
monitor display, and the settings for the measurement can also only be made at the monitor.
Information relating to these aspects is contained in this chapter.
The CL Respiration Pod derives a respiration and pulse signal from the chest and abdomen
movements measured with a built-in acceleration sensor. The CL Respiration Pod is attached to the
left costal arch on the patient's chest with an adhesive attachment.
With the appropriate configuration, the measurement provides:
a respiration waveform (cmResp)
a respiration rate (cmRR)
a pulse numeric (optional)
a posture status - various different postures such as supine, upright and lying on left/right side are
detected and updated after a posture change has occurred and posture is stable again.
an activity level numeric - patient activity is determined once per second, and an activity level
between 0 and 10 is reported to the monitor and updated once per minute.
The activity status information provides only an approximate indication of the actual patient activity.
The CL Respiration Pod does not provide apnea alarming.
Excessive patient movement and vibration can cause interference with the measured signals. When the
patient is mobile, motion artifacts could be interpreted as breathing movements.