The pulse numeric counts the arterial pulsations that result from the mechanical activity of the heart in
beats per minute (bpm). You can display a pulse from any measured SpO
arterial pressure (P, ABP, ART, Ao, PAP, UAP, FAP, BAP: see the pressure section for an explanation
of the pressure labels). The displayed pulse numeric is labeled and color-coded to match its source
wave. If the pulse numeric is not displayed, see the Setup Pulse menu to check whether it is
Entering the Setup Pulse Menu
If a pulse numeric is displayed on the screen, select it to enter the Setup Pulse (Pulse
Source) menu. If no pulse numeric is visible, in the Setup SpO
pressure menu, select Pulse (Pulse Source).
System Pulse Source
The currently selected system pulse source is shown in the setup menus of the pulse source
measurements. The pulse rate chosen as system pulse:
• is monitored as system pulse and generates alarms when you select pulse as the active alarm source
• is sent via the network to the Information Center, if available
• is trended in the HighRes Trends and stored in the monitor's databases.
To define which pulse rate is used as system pulse,
In the Setup Pulse menu, select System Pulse.
Select one of the SpO
If you select Auto, the monitor automatically chooses a pulse rate to be used as system pulse. It
looks through the list from top to bottom and activates the first pulse rate that is switched on and
If your selected pulse source measurement becomes unavailable or is switched off, the monitor will use
the next measurement from the list as system pulse until the selected pulse source measurement
becomes available again.
Monitoring Pulse Rate
or arterial pressure labels from the pop-up list, or select Auto.
signal (pleth wave), or any
menu or a