SpotCheck Monitoring Configuration Implications
Using an MP5SC, or an MP5 with the appropriate option, you can collect vital signs at intervals. Each set
of data is saved in a SpotCheck record and can be viewed in a SpotCheck trend. The MP5SC can be used
to collect vital signs from multiple patients.
When a patient is being monitored with the MP5/MP5SC, SpotCheck records can be generated
automatically triggered by a specific intermittent measurement (SpO2 or NBP), a patient alarm or
following a schedule.
Interval This setting lets you switch on the interval for automatic vital signs acquisition.
Interval time This setting lets you define the interval time for automatic vital signs acquisition.
Choices are 2 min, 2.5 min, 3 min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1
hrs, 2 hrs, 4 hrs, 8 hrs, 12 hrs, 24 hrs.
Patient Alarm This setting lets you switch on the automatic vital signs acquisition, triggered by a
This setting lets you switch on the automatic vital signs acquisition, triggered by the SpO
measurement (IntelliVue CL SpO
NBP This setting lets you switch on the automatic vital signs acquisition, triggered by the NBP
Configuring the C.O. Window
This lets you configure the measurement parameters shown in the results table of the C.O. procedure
Monitor Setting: Main Setup -> Cardiac Output -> Table Contents
To configure the C.O. window settings, you must either have a C.O. transducer connected or
manually switch the C.O. measurement On. You can do this by turning C.O. On in the C.O. Setup
menu. Make sure that while you are configuring without a connected C.O. transducer, you do not
pause, switch off or silence alarms.
Select Main Setup > Cardiac Output to open the Cardiac Output window.
Select the pop-up key Table Contents to enter the Table Contents menu. The left column
displays the parameters that are already switched on. The right column contains other available
Select a parameter in the right column and select the left arrow key to move the selected parameter to
the left column. The maximum number of entries that can be moved to the left varies depending on
the monitor model and display resolution.
Close the menu when you are finished.
4 Configuration Settings Appendix