The respiration measurement does not recognize obstructive and mixed apneas—it only
indicates an alarm when a pre-adjusted time has elapsed since the last detected breath. The
safety and effectiveness of the respiration measurement method in the detection of apnea,
particularly the apnea of prematurity and apnea of infancy, has not been established.
Controls the apnea alarm function, which is declared when the pre‐adjusted time (see Apnea
Time, below) has elapsed since the last breath was detected. Determined from CO2 only, not
bellows. Once activated, the alarm will be deactivated when the respiration rate goes above
The following options are available:
To control the apnea alarm function
Sets the amount of time to wait before declaring that the apnea condition exists.
The following options (in seconds) are available:
10‐8 Monitoring RESP Expression MR400 Instructions for Use
Off does not report an apnea alarm.
On reports an apnea alarm when detected. (Default)
Select the RESP VS box.
The RESP menu appears. Current settings are displayed.
Locate Apnea and select the desired setting:
The setting is entered.
20 Sec (Default)