11 Monitoring Invasive Pressure
Using the Wave Cursor
When the pressure wave is selected, you can display a cursor in the wave. It appears as a white
horizontal line in the wave. Using the pop-up keys you can move the cursor up or down to the
required position and store the corresponding value. The cursor value can be stored
as a systolic, diastolic or mean pressure value,
as an IAP (intra-abdominal pressure) value - for the waves P, P1 to P8, if IAP is configured as a
measurement which can be manually entered
as a PAWP value - if the pressure wave is a PAP wave
The stored value appears in the trend database as a manually entered value.
To display and position the cursor
Select the pressure wave.
Use the pop-up arrow keys to position the cursor.
Using the pop-up keys you can also change the scale or the speed for the wave, freeze the wave or start
a printout or recording.
Non-Physiological Artifact Suppression
Some clinical procedures may affect blood pressure, for example, a flush procedure or a blood sample.
Your monitor may be configured to suppress these non-physiological artifacts for a specified duration
shows the INOP message
pressure numerics. Pressure alarms and the
during the configured period. The CPP alarms are not suppressed.
Choosing the Pressure Alarm Source
Make sure you set alarm limits for the correct label. The alarm limits you set are stored for that
particular label only. Changing the label may change the alarm limits.
You can monitor for alarm conditions in systolic, diastolic and mean pressure, either singly or in
parallel. Only one alarm is given at a time, in this order of priority: mean, systolic, diastolic.
Setup <Press Label>
is configured to
<Press Label> ARTIFACT
Pressure value monitored
). During artifact suppression, the monitor
, and a question mark is shown beside the
<Press Label> NON-PULSATILE
and choose the source.
INOP are suppressed