4 Managing Patients
Care Group Alarms
Changes in the alarm status of beds in a Care Group are announced visually and audibly at all other
beds in the same Care Group. The visual and audible indicators used depend on the monitor and
Information Center configuration.
When an alarm is detected at another bed in the Care Group,
the alarm status is shown in the Care Group overview bar as an icon.
a message informing you about the care group alarm is shown in the monitor status line.
if configured, the Other Bed window, the
may pop up on the Screen (if automatic alarm notification is enabled at the bedside monitor and at
the Information Center). The automatic alarm notification is suppressed when a window, menu or
pop-up keys are active.
if configured, an audible status change notification is issued. The tone type and volume can be
Automatic alarm notification can be switched off permanently in the monitor's Configuration Mode or
at the Information Center. To temporarily disable and re-enable automatic alarm notification at the
bedside monitor, for example if you want to carry out a procedure, in Monitoring Mode:
Select the network symbol on the monitor screen to call up the
This setting resets to the default at discharge and when the monitor is switched on. Always re-enable
to toggle between the settings
as soon as possible.
window or the
My Care Group