4 Configuration Settings Appendix
Episode Type This setting lets you define the level of detail captured in an event episode for up to
four measurements. The higher the data resolution, the shorter the period that the monitor can store in its
memory. The choices are:
• Realtime Wave (15sec) - available in BES and AES (#C06, #C07)
• HighRes Trend (4min) - available in AES (#C07) and NER (#C04)
• Average Trend (20min) - available in BES and AES (#C06, #C07)
In addition to the wave or trend data, the following data is always stored with each event:
– Numeric vital signs for all (up to 1030) measurements monitored.
– Any alarm conditions active when the event episode was triggered.
– Annotations connected with the event.
Pre/Post Time When an event occurs, information for a predefined duration is stored. This is the
event episode. It includes information from a defined period before the trigger, called the event
Pre-time. The episode time after the event is called the event Post-time. If a further event occurs
during the event post-time it changes a single event to a combined event (combi-event). Manually-
triggered event episodes document patient information from the time leading up to the event trigger; they
do not have a post-time. The following table lists the available choices for each Event Episode Type:
Parameters Up to four measurement parameters (three with BES and NER) can be included in each
event group. For each parameter you can define two trigger conditions (one in BES and NER). If at least
one of these conditions is met this parameter counts towards the number of events that can start an event
The following categories of trigger conditions are available:
• Patient alarms: this means that an event is triggered when either a specific patient alarm, such as
***EXTREME TACHY, or all patient alarms of a set severity for a certain measurement occur. An
example for this last type of condition would be All *** HR Alarms. No events of this kind are
triggered if alarms are switched off. Changing alarm limits changes the event trigger definitions.
Event Episode Type
20 minutes, five samples per minute
Four minutes, four samples per second.
15 seconds at 12.5 mm/s
Unique Monitor Settings