4 Managing Patients
configured for your hospital. One or both fields may be displayed and the labels may read:
Date Of Birth
Patient Category and Paced Status
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.
The paced setting determines whether the monitor shows pacemaker pulses or not. When
, pace pulses are filtered and therefore do not show in the ECG wave.
admitted or not. If you do not specify settings for these fields, the monitor uses the default settings
from the current profile, which might not be correct for your patient.
Changing the patient category may change the arrhythmia and NBP alarm limits. Always check alarm
limits to make sure that they are appropriate for your patient.
For paced patients, you must set
a pace pulse for a QRS and fail to alarm during asystole.
Admitting a Centrally-Monitored Patient
You can admit a patient at either the bedside or the Information Center. When you admit a patient, the
patient's name appears on the bedside monitor and the Information Center.
If you do not fill in all patient information required by the Information Center, the Information Center
may reject the admission. Complete all the required fields and try again to admit the patient.
Quick Admitting a Patient
Use Quick Admit only if you do not have the time or information to fully admit a patient. Complete
the rest of the patient demographic details later.
(if configured to appear): Enter the patient's middle name.
: Whether these fields appear and how they are labeled can be
, etc. Enter the appropriate data for the fields displayed.
: Choose the patient category, either
(You must use
: Enter the patient's height.
: Enter the patient's weight.
: The monitor calculates the body surface area automatically.
: Enter the patient's date of birth. Enter this in the form dd/mm/yyyy.
: The monitor calculates the patient age automatically.
: Enter any extra information about the patient or treatment.
. The patient's name appears on the monitor info line at the top of the screen.
status will always contain a value, regardless of whether the patient is fully
if your patient has a pacemaker).
. If it is incorrectly set to
, the monitor could mistake