transfer (ADT) patients.
All patient demographic and ADT information is shared between the patient monitor and the
Information Center, for example, patients admitted to the monitor are automatically admitted to a
connected Information Center.
Note that when an X2 or MP5 monitor is connected to a host monitor, its ability to admit or discharge
a patient is disabled, and the host monitor controls patient demographic and ADT information.
Admitting a Patient
The monitor displays physiological data and stores it in the trends as soon as a patient is connected.
This lets you monitor a patient who is not yet admitted. It is however important to admit patients
properly so that you can identify your patient on recordings, reports, and networked devices.
During admission you enter data that the monitor needs for safe and accurate operation. For example,
the patient category setting determines the algorithm the monitor uses to process and calculate some
measurements, the safety limits that apply for some measurements, and the alarm limit ranges.
It is strongly recommended that the same patient data fields be configured to be mandatory at the
monitor and the Information Center.
To admit a patient,
Select the patient name field or select the
Clear any previous patient data by selecting the
If you do not discharge the previous patient, you will not be able to distinguish data from the
previous and current patients, for example, in the trend database.
Enter the patient information: select each field and use the on-screen keyboard or choose from the
pop-up list of alternatives to input information.
If a conventional keyboard or a barcode scanner is connected to the monitor you can use this to
enter patient information.
: Enter the patient's last name (family name), for example
: Enter the patient's first name, for example
window and its associated pop-up keys to admit, discharge, and
SmartKey to open the
pop-up key and