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Alarm Limits

• No alarms are sounded and no alarm messages are
shown.
• INOP messages are shown but no INOP tones are
sounded.
The only exceptions are the INOPs CUFF NOT DEFLATED, CUFF OVERPRESS and INOPs
relating to empty, missing and malfunctioning batteries.
These INOPs switch the alarms on, and the INOP tones are sounded, even if alarms are paused or
off. You need to remove the INOP condition first before you can switch the alarm tones off again.
• The nurse call relay is not active.
If a NO SENSOR or NO TRANSDUCER INOP is present and alarms are paused or switched off, the
measurement in question is switched off.
Restarting Paused Alarms
To manually switch on alarm indication again after a pause, select the permanent key
PAUSE ALARMS (or ALARMS OFF) again.
Alarm indication starts again automatically after the pause period expires. If the monitor is configured
to stay paused infinitely, you must select ALARMS OFF again to restart alarm indication.
Resetting Arrhythmia Alarm Timeouts
To reset the arrhythmia alarm timeout period, select the ALARMS OFF or PAUSE ALARMS
permanent key and then reselect it.
Extending the Alarm Pause Time
If your monitor has extended alarm pause enabled, you can extend the alarm pause time. Use this to
prevent alarms being indicated, for example, while you are washing a patient or carrying out a
procedure. Only extend the alarm pause time when you are sure that clinical personnel are available to
monitor the patient's condition closely.
To extend the alarm pause time to five or 10 minutes,
Select one of the alarm fields. This calls up the Alarm Messages window.
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Select either the pop-up key Pause Al. 5 min or the pop-up key Pause Al. 10 min.
Each time you select one of these pop-up keys, the Alarm Pause Time is reset to five (or 10)
minutes.
Alarm Limits
The alarm limits you set determine the conditions that trigger yellow and red limit alarms. For some
measurements (for example, SpO
to 100 switches the high alarm off. In these cases, the alarms off symbol is not displayed.
WARNING Be aware that the monitors in your care area may each have different alarm settings, to suit different
patients. Always check that the alarm settings are appropriate for your patient before you start
monitoring.
), where the value ranges from 100 to 0, setting the high alarm limit
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4 Alarms
ALARMS OFF
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