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Technical Alarms (INOPs)
Alarm Text
SOME ECG ALARMS OFF
SpO
T EQUIP MALF
2
Source - MX40
SpO
T ERRATIC
2
Source - MX40
SpO
T EXTD UPDATE
2
Numeric is replaced by a
-?-.
Source - MX40
SpO
T LOW PERF
2
Source - Monitor
SpO
T INTERFERENCE
2
Source - MX40
SpO
T NO SENSOR
2
Note —
Silencing this
technical alarm turns off the
SpO
measurement on the
2
MX40 and at the
Information Center.
Source - MX40
%SpO
T NOISY SIGN
2
Source - MX40
SpO
T NO PULSE
2
Source - MX40
Note —
When paired
directly with an IntelliVue
MP5 Patient Monitor, the
INOP will display as SpO
SENSOR OFF.
5-18
Alarms
Priority
Condition
Soft
Some ECG alarms have
been turned off at the
Information Center.
Hard
Malfunction in the SpO
equipment
Hard
Erratic SpO
measurements, often due
to a faulty sensor or invalid
SpO
measurements, or
2
incorrect transducer
position
Soft
The update period of
displayed values is
extended due to an NBP
measurement on the same
limb or an excessively
noisy signal.
Soft
Accuracy may be reduced
due to low perfusion. Data
displayed with ?.
Hard
Level of ambient light or
level of electrical
interference are so high
that the SpO
cannot measure SpO
pulse rate.
Hard
No sensor attached to
SpO
device.
2
Hard
Excessive patient
movements or electrical
interference are causing
irregular pulse patterns
Hard
Pulse is too weak or not
detectable
Sensor has fallen off at
patient.
T
2
What to do
For information only.
Contact Service.
2
Repeat measurement, reposition
2
sensor on patient, or finally,
replace sensor.
If NBP is not active, check the
sensor placement. Reposition
the sensor on patient, or replace
sensor.
Increase perfusion. Change
sensor site. Avoid site distal to
BP cuff or intra-arterial line.
Warm the site.
Reduce ambient light to sensor
or electrical noise sources.
sensor
2
and
2
Attach SpO
Reduce movement or electrical
noise sources.
Check connection to patient.
Change sensor site. Avoid site
distal to BP cuff or
intra-arterial line.
sensor.
2

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