When you switch the monitor on, a selftest is started. You must check that the alarms lamps light, one
after the other, and that you hear a single tone. This indicates that the visible and audible alarm
indicators are functioning correctly. For further testing of individual measurement alarms, perform the
measurement on yourself (for example SpO
that appropriate alarm behavior is observed.
Alarm Behavior at On/Off
When you switch alarms on, the settings defined in the currently active Profile are used.
If the monitor is switched off for longer than one minute and then switched on again, or after a loss of
power lasting longer than one minute, or when a patient is discharged, the monitor can be configured
to restore either the alarm settings from the monitor's configured default Profile, or the most recently
used alarm settings. After any of these situations, you should check that the alarm settings are
appropriate for your patient, and if necessary, select the correct Profile and patient category.
If power is lost for less than one minute, the alarm settings prior to the power loss are restored.
You can set up your monitor so that it automatically triggers alarm recordings at the Information
Center, or if configured, to a printer as a realtime report.
Press the Main Setup SmartKey.
Select Alarms from the Main Setup menu.
Select Alarm Recording from the Alarms menu to open the Alarm Recordings menu.
Select a measurement from those listed for which you want to change the alarm condition that
triggers an alarm recording. This opens a pop-up list.
For the desired measurement(s), choose the alarm condition to trigger an alarm recording:
Red Only: an alarm recording will automatically be triggered when the measurement enters a
red alarm condition.
Red&Yell: both yellow and red alarms will trigger an alarm recording.
Off: disables automatic alarm recording.
Refer to the chapter "Recording" for details of how to set up a recording.
) or use a simulator. Adjust alarm limits and check