Pausing or Switching Off Alarms
To acknowledge all active physiological alarms and INOPs, touch the
Silence Alarm button. This switches off the audible alarm indicators, if
present, and alarm messages at the MX40 and at the IntelliVue Information
A check mark beside the alarm message indicates that the alarm has been
If the condition that triggered the alarm is still present after the alarm has
been acknowledged, the alarm message stays on the screen with a check
mark symbol beside it, except for NBP alarms and alarms from other
intermittent measurements. When such an alarm is acknowledged the
alarm message disappears.
If the alarm condition is no longer present, all alarm indicators stop and the
alarm is reset.
Switching off the alarms for the measurement in alarm, or switching off the
measurement itself, also stops alarm indication.
If you want to temporarily prevent alarms from sounding, for example
while you are moving a patient, you can pause alarms, if configured.
Depending on your MX40 configuration, alarms are paused for one, two or
When operating with Information Center Release L or M, the alarm
pause time of the MX40 is not configurable. The alarm pause time for
the MX40 is always two minutes.
When operating with Information Center Release L or M, if alarms are
paused at the Information Center, the "Alarms Paused" message is only
displayed at the Information Center.
To Pause All Alarms
Select the Alarms SmartKey and select Pause Alarms. A timer on the
display shows the remaining pause time.