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Audible Alarm Indicators When In Monitoring Mode; Traditional Audible Alarms (hp/agilent/philips/carenet); Iso/iec Standard Audible Alarms - Philips IntelliVue MX40 Instructions For Use Manual

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Audible Alarm Indicators when in Monitoring Mode

The audible alarm indicators configured for your monitor depend on which
alarm standard applies in your hospital. Audible alarm indicator patterns
are repeated until you acknowledge the alarm by switching it off or
pausing it, or until the alarm condition ceases (if audible alarm indication is
set to non-latching).
Warning
Do not rely exclusively on the audible alarm system for patient
monitoring. Adjustment of alarm volume to a low level or off during
patient monitoring may result in patient danger. Remember that the
most reliable method of patient monitoring combines close personal
surveillance with correct operation of monitoring equipment.
No audible alarm indicators are available when the MX40's volume
setting is zero or when operating in Telemetry Mode. Audible alarm
indicators become active as soon as the MX40 is no longer connected to
the Information Center.

Traditional Audible Alarms (HP/Agilent/Philips/Carenet)

Red alarms and red INOPs: A high pitched sound is repeated once a
second.
Two-star yellow alarms and yellow INOPs: A lower pitched sound is
repeated every two seconds.
One-star yellow alarms (short yellow alarms): The audible indicator is
the same as for yellow alarms, but of shorter duration.
Standard INOPs: an INOP tone is repeated every two seconds.

ISO/IEC Standard Audible Alarms

Red alarms and red INOPs: A high pitched tone is repeated five times,
followed by a pause.
Two-star yellow alarms and yellow INOPs: A lower pitched tone is
repeated three times, followed by a pause.
One-star yellow alarms (short yellow alarms): The audible indicator is
the same as for yellow alarms, but of shorter duration.
Standard INOPs: a lower pitched tone is repeated twice, followed by a
pause.
Alarms Overview
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