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Alarms

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The alarm information here applies to all measurements. Measurement-specific alarm information is
discussed in the sections on individual measurements.
The monitor has two different types of alarm: patient alarms and INOPs.
Patient Alarms are red and yellow alarms. A red alarm indicates a high priority patient alarm such as a
potentially life threatening situation (for example, asystole). A yellow alarm indicates a lower priority
patient alarm (for example, a respiration alarm limit violation). Additionally there are short yellow
alarms, most of which are specific to arrhythmia-related patient conditions (for example, ventricular
bigeminy).
INOPs are technical alarms, they indicate that the monitor cannot measure or detect alarm conditions
reliably. If an INOP interrupts monitoring and alarm detection (for example, LEADS OFF), the
monitor places a question mark in place of the measurement numeric and an audible indicator tone
will be sounded. INOPs without this audible indicator indicate that there may a problem with the
reliability of the data, but that monitoring is not interrupted.
Most INOPs are light blue, however there are a small number of INOPS which are always yellow or
red to indicate a severity corresponding to red and yellow alarms. The following INOPs can also be
configured as red or yellow INOPs to provide a severity indication:
• ECG LEADS OFF
• ECG/ARRH ALARM OFF (yellow only, no red INOP)
• CUFF OVERPRESS
• CUFF NOT DEFLATED
• OCCLUSION
• TELE DISCONNECT.
• Replace TeleBatt
All monitors in a unit should have the same severity configured for these INOPs.
Alarms are indicated after the alarm delay time. This is made up of the system delay time plus the
trigger delay time for the individual measurement. See the specifications section for details.
If more than one alarm is active, the alarm messages are shown in the
n ** HR HIGH
alarm status area in succession. An arrow symbol next to the alarm
message informs you that more than one message is active.
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