Understanding the IPI Numeric
The index is modeled on normal healthy patients (ASA Physical Status value of 1 according to the ASA
Physical Status Classification System). Patients with ASA Physical Status values of 3 or higher are
expected to have low IPI values by definition. Therefore, for patients with an ASA Physical Status
value of 3 or higher, the index may have no added value.
The value of the Integrated Pulmonary Index given in the IPI numeric is associated with the patient
status as follows:
The interpretation of the patient's IPI score may change in different clinical environments. For
example, patients with specific respiratory difficulties (in contrast to normally healthy patients who are
being monitored during sedation or pain management) may require a lower IPI Low Alarm threshold
to reflect their impaired respiratory capacity.
The IPI is available for all three groups of pediatric patients (1-3 years, 3-6 years, and 6-12 years), and
for adult patients.
Ensure that the patient category and date of birth are set correctly before monitoring a patient's IPI.
An incorrect patient category or date of birth could produce incorrect IPI data.
Within normal range
Close to normal range; requires attention
Requires attention and may require intervention
Requires immediate intervention.
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