When the patient is showering, signal quality and leads off detection may
be compromised due to significant movement. Appropriate clinical
precautions must be taken.
Because the touchscreen display is sensitive to water impact, the display
should be locked when showering.
The MX40 can be used to monitor a patient in the shower, but only when
placed inside a Philips carrying pouch and secured on the patient as
described above. The combination of the MX40 and pouch will withstand
showering for up to 10 minutes.
Drying the MX40 after Showering
After showering, perform the following steps to continue monitoring:
Remove the battery.
Pat dry the patient cable connections at the electrodes.
Wipe the lead wires with care.
If wet, dry the outside of the MX40 with a non-lint producing cloth.
If wet, wipe dry the inside of the battery compartment. Dry the
If wet, disconnect the patient cable and shake out any water. Dry the
connector pin area with a cotton swab.
Re-insert the battery.
The MX40 should not be used for monitoring if the battery compartment is
wet. Remove the batteries and wipe the compartment dry before continued