While Alarms are Paused
In the alarm field, the MX40 displays the message ALARMS PAUSED
1:28 or ALARMS OFF, together with the alarms paused symbol or the
alarms off symbol.
No alarms are sounded and no alarm messages are shown.
INOP messages are shown but no INOP tones are sounded.
The only exceptions are the INOPs CUFF NOT DEFLATED, NBP CUFF
OVERPRESS and INOPs relating to empty, missing and malfunctioning
These INOPs switch the alarms on, and the INOP tones are sounded,
even if alarms are paused or off. You need to remove the INOP
condition first before you can switch the alarm tones off again.
If connection to the Information Center is lost during an alarms paused
period, upon reconnection, alarms remain paused at the Information Center
for the set time. You can resume alarms from the Patient Window at the
Information Center at any time.
Restarting Paused Alarms
To manually switch on alarm indication again after a pause, select Pause
The alarm limits you set determine the conditions that trigger yellow and
red limit alarms. For some measurements (for example, SpO
setting the high alarm limit to the maximum of 100 switches the high alarm
off, or setting the low alarm limit to the minimum of 0 switches it off. In
these cases, the alarms off symbol is not displayed.
Be aware that the monitors in your care area may each have different alarm
settings, to suit different patients. Always check that the alarm settings are
appropriate for your patient before you start monitoring.