13 Monitoring Invasive Pressure
If measuring intracranial pressure (ICP, IC1 or IC2) with a sitting patient, level the transducer with the
top of the patient's ear. Incorrect leveling may give incorrect values.
Selecting a Pressure for Monitoring
Tell the monitor the source of the pressure you want to monitor by selecting an appropriate pressure
label. The label is a unique identifier for each type of pressure. When you choose a label, the monitor
uses that label's stored settings, for example color, wave scale and alarm settings. The label also
determines which algorithm is used to process the pressure signal, so an incorrect label can lead to
incorrect pressure values.
Select the appropriate label from the list.
Extended Pressure Label Set
The following additional labels are available if
in Configuration Mode.
Note that if your monitor is connected to an Information Center, the additional labels in the extended
label set may not be correctly displayed. See the Configuration Guide for your monitor for more
Setup <Press Label>
Arterial blood pressure
Arterial blood pressure (alternative)
Central venous pressure
Left atrial pressure
Non-specific pressure label
Pulmonary artery pressure
Right atrial pressure
Umbilical arterial pressure
Umbilical venous pressure
Brachial arterial pressure
Femoral arterial pressure
Alternative intracranial pressures
Alternative non-specific pressure labels
is set to
. This setting can only be changed