Pausing or Switching Off Alarms
To Pause All Alarms
To Switch Individual Measurement Alarms On or Off
While Alarms are Paused
To acknowledge all active alarms and INOPs, touch the Silence Alarm
button. This switches off the audible alarm indicators, if present, and alarm
A check mark beside the alarm message indicates that the alarm has been
If the condition that triggered the alarm is still present after the alarm has
been acknowledged, the alarm message stays on the screen with a check
mark symbol beside it, except for NBP alarms and alarms from other
intermittent measurements. When such an alarm is acknowledged the
alarm message disappears.
If the alarm condition is no longer present, all alarm indicators stop and the
alarm is reset.
Switching off the alarms for the measurement in alarm, or switching off the
measurement itself, also stops alarm indication.
If you want to temporarily prevent alarms from sounding, for example
while you are moving a patient, you can pause alarms, if configured.
Depending on your MX40 configuration, alarms are paused for one, two or
Select the Alarms SmartKey and select Pause Alarms. A timer on the
display shows the remaining pause time.
Select the measurement numeric to enter its setup menu.
Select Alarms to switch between on and off
The alarms off symbol is shown beside the measurement numeric.
In the alarm field, the monitor displays the message ALARMS PAUSED
1:28 or ALARMS OFF, together with the alarms paused symbol or the
alarms off symbol.