10 Monitoring SpO2
performed on the same patient). Always cover both sensors with opaque material to reduce
Electromagnetic interference, especially at perfusion indicator values below 1.0 or signal
quality indicator below medium.
Excessive patient movement and vibration.
Understanding the SpO2 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:
When an automatic measurement is ongoing, the numerics are replaced by horizontal bars (1, 2 or 3
bars, in turn).
numerics from intermittent measurements (from the IntelliVue CL SpO
device) 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 Configuration mode.
SpO2 Signal Quality Indicator (FAST SpO2 only)
is available) which gives an indication of the reliability of the displayed values.
sensor in close proximity (e.g. when more than one SpO
numeric is displayed together with a signal quality indicator (if configured and enough space
Measurement Mode (only with the IntelliVue CL
Repeat time (only with the IntelliVue CL SpO
Timestamp for numerics (only with the
IntelliVue CL SpO
Pod or a telemetry device)
Alarms off indicator (here for Pulse alarms)
Signal Quality indicator
Pod or a telemetry