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Testing Alarms; Alarm Behavior At Power On - Philips MP2 Instructions For Use Manual

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Alarm Latching Behavior
Red & Yellow Measurement
Alarms
Alarm has not
Alarm condition
been
still present.
acknowledged.
Alarm condition
no longer present.
Alarm has been
Alarm condition
acknowledged.
still present.
Alarm condition
no longer present.
All INOPs are non-latching. See "Yellow Arrhythmia Alarms" on page 135 for information on one-
star yellow alarms latching behavior.

Testing Alarms

When you switch the monitor on, a selftest is started. You must check that the alarms lamps light, one
after the other, and that you hear a single tone. This indicates that the visible and audible alarm
indicators are functioning correctly. For further testing of individual measurement alarms, perform the
measurement on yourself (for example SpO
that appropriate alarm behavior is observed.

Alarm Behavior at Power On

If the monitor is switched off for longer than one minute and then switched on again (or after a loss of
power lasting longer than one minute, or when a patient is discharged), the monitor can be configured
to:
restore the alarm settings from the monitor's configured default Profile,
restore the most recently used alarm settings, or
switch the alarms off.
After any of these situations, you should check that the alarm settings are appropriate for your patient
and monitoring situation, and if necessary, select the correct Profile and patient category.
If power is lost for less than one minute, the alarm on/off condition prior to the power loss is
restored.
Non-latching alarms
Alarm tone on. Alarm lamp on.
Alarm message. Flashing
numerics.
All audible and visual alarm
indicators automatically stop.
Alarm tone off. Alarm lamp off.
Alarm message. Flashing
numerics. Audible alarm
reminder (if configured).
Audible and visual alarm
indicators automatically stop.
2
Visual and audible latching Visual latching, audible
Alarm tone on. Alarm lamp
on. Alarm message. Flashing
numerics.
Alarm tone on.
Alarm lamp on.
Alarm message.
Flashing numerics.
Alarm tone off. Alarm lamp
off. Alarm message. Flashing
numerics. Audible alarm
reminder (if configured).
Audible and visual alarm
indicators automatically stop.
or CO
) or use a simulator. Adjust alarm limits and check
2
3 Alarms
non-latching
Alarm tone on. Alarm lamp
on. Alarm message. Flashing
numerics.
Alarm message. Flashing
numerics.
Audible alarm indicators
automatically stop.
Alarm tone off. Alarm lamp
off. Alarm message. Flashing
numerics. Audible alarm
reminder (if configured).
Audible and visual alarm
indicators automatically stop.
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