9 Monitoring NBP
Understanding the NBP Numerics
Depending on the NBP numeric size, not all elements may be visible. Your monitor may be configured
to display only the systolic and diastolic values.
The measured NBP value, together with the corresponding pulse rate if this is switched on, will be
displayed for one hour. After that the values are regarded as invalid and are no longer displayed. In
mode the measurement values may disappear more quickly (to be replaced by new measurement
values), if the repeat time is set to less than one hour.
If you have parallel alarm sources, the sources are displayed instead of the alarm limits.
Depending on your configuration, the time shown beside the NBP numeric can be:
the time of the most recent NBP measurement, also known as the "timestamp", or
the time until the next measurement in an automatic series, displayed with a graphic
representation of the remaining time, as shown here.
The NBP timestamp will normally show the completion time of the NBP measurement. Only under
the following conditions the timestamp shows the beginning of the measurement:
the monitor is configured to synchronize the measurements in a measurement series to an "easy-
to-document" time. For example, if you start the first measurement at 08:23, and the
is set to 10 minutes, the monitor automatically performs the next measurement at 8:30, then 8:40
and so on.
The cuff pressure is displayed instead of the units and the repeat time. An early systolic value gives you
a preliminary indication of the systolic blood pressure during measurement.
Starting and Stopping Measurements
Use the Setup menu, SmartKeys or the MMS hardkey to start and stop measurements.