9 Monitoring with the CL Respiration Pod (cmResp)
There are three different modes available for making respiration/pulse measurements:
Manual Mode - a single respiration measurement is made when
monitor or when the key on the Respiration Pod is pressed.
Automatic Mode - continually repeated respiration measurements with an adjustable interval
between them. The first measurement starts immediately after entering the automatic
If configured, when the respiration rate moves outside the defined alarm limits, the measurement
mode changes automatically to frequent mode until the respiration rate moves back inside the
Frequent Mode - respiration and pulse are measured continuously. The respiration rate is updated
with every new detected breath. The shortest update interval for the pulse rate is 8 seconds.
For the procedures for preparing the pod and making measurements, refer to the IntelliVue Cableless
Measurements Instructions for Use.
To start a measurement from the monitor, select
measurement can be started at any time, independent of the current measurement mode.
Understanding the Numerics
In automatic mode, you may see the time until the next measurement instead of the timestamp,
depending on your configuration. The time is shown like this:
The cmRR and pulse numerics can be configured to be grayed out or to disappear from the screen
after a set time. This avoids older numerics being misinterpreted as current data. The time can be set in
When an automatic measurement is ongoing, the numerics are replaced by horizontal bars, constantly
changing from one bar, to two, then to three.
Repeat time (only in automatic mode)
Timestamp for numerics
cmRR alarm limits
Signal Quality indicator
is selected at the
menu. A single