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Acknowledging Alarms - Philips M8102A Instructions For Use Manual

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4 Alarms
If you want to see a numerical indication of the current alarm volume on a scale
from zero to 10, or change the setting, select the Alarm Volume SmartKey. The
volume scale pops up. The current setting is indented. To change the setting, select
the required number on the scale. Any settings that are inactive ("grayed out") have
been disabled in the monitor's Configuration Mode.
When the alarm volume is set to zero (off), the alarm volume symbol reflects this. If you
switch the alarm volume off, you will not get any audible indication of alarm conditions.
Minimum Volume for No Central Monitoring INOP
If your monitor is connected to an Information Center, and the connection is interrupted, the INOP
message No Central Monit. will appear within 30 seconds, accompanied by an INOP tone. To
help ensure that this INOP, and any other active alarm, is not overlooked, the INOP and alarm tones
may be configured to have a minimum volume. In this case, INOP and alarm tones will sound even if
the monitor alarm volume is set to zero.
Minimum Volume for Severe Yellow or Red INOPs
Severe yellow or red INOPs require action to ensure the well-being of the patient. Therefore the
minimum volume for the INOP tone is set to at least alarm volume 8, irrespective of the current alarm
volume setting. The INOP tone will sound even if the monitor alarm volume is set to zero.
The severe INOPs for which this applies are:
Cuff Not Deflated (configurable to yellow or red)
NBP Cuff Overpress (configurable to yellow or red)
Insert Battery (yellow)

Acknowledging Alarms

To acknowledge all active alarms and INOPs, press the Silence key. This switches
off the audible alarm indicators and alarm lamps.
A check mark beside the alarm message indicates that the alarm has been
acknowledged. If the monitor is configured to re-alarm, a dashed check mark will
be shown.
If the condition that triggered the alarm is still present
after the alarm has been acknowledged, the alarm message
stays on the screen with a check mark symbol beside it, except for NBP alarms. When an NBP alarm is
acknowledged the alarm message disappears.
If the alarm condition is no longer present, all alarm indicators stop and the alarm is reset.
Switching off the alarms for the measurement in alarm, or switching off the measurement itself, also
stops alarm indication.
Acknowledging Alarms


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