Unique Monitor Settings
4 Configuration Settings Appendix
SSC Sepsis Protocol Configuration Implications
The following settings are only available when Protocol is set to SSC Sepsis.
StartUp Time If the SSC Sepsis protocol is active, and the patient category is Adult, and the monitor
detects a valid HR or Pulse for the duration of the configured StartUp Time, the monitor
automatically enters the Severe Sepsis Screening phase. If StartUp Time is set to 0 min, the
screening will start between about 3 minutes after the monitor detects a valid Pulse or HR.
Shift Duration This setting lets you adjust the frequency of ProtocolWatch tasks that should be
conducted once per shift to the units shift duration. Choices are 8 hrs or 12 hrs.
AutoScreenChange Set this to Yes, if you want the monitor to prompt you to change the active
Screen to the Sepsis Screen when entering the Sepsis Resuscitation and Sepsis Management phase.
After completion of the Sepsis Management phase, a sepsis standby phase begins
which allows time for further patient stabilization and recovery. During this phase Severe Sepsis Screening
is suspended. Standby Time lets you adjust the length of the standby phase between 1 and 7 days.
Drotrecogin Alfa Set this to Yes if you want the recommendation for Drotrecogin Alfa to appear
during the SSC Sepsis Management phase.
LowDose Steroids Set this to Yes if you want the recommendation for Low Dose Steroids to
appear during the SSC Sepsis Management phase.
Configuring Guardian Early Warning Scoring
Unique Monitor Setting
The goal of an early warning score is to help you recognize the early signs of deterioration in patients.
Depending on the score calculated, an Action List with appropriate recommendations is displayed.
When Guardian Early Warning Scoring is delivered from the factory, there are two protocols
implemented: the EWS SPS protocol and the SpotCheck protocol.
The EWS SPS protocol is developed for single parameter scoring and based on a protocol recommended
by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); (see: http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/CriticalCare/
The SpotCheck protocol is developed for monitors with English software only. It enables the monitor
to be turned into a spot check monitor without early warning scoring functionality.
In addition, you can use these Guardian Early Warning Scoring protocols (or additionally developed
customized protocols) to calculate a score based on the vital signs. Up to 3 different protocols can be
configured. Out of the factory only one protocol is provided.
This functionality is highly configurable, to allow customization for the vital signs measured and the type
of scoring used.
When using Guardian Early Warning Scoring, a printout of the scoring table and the Action Lists must be
created. These printouts must be used to verify that the configuration of the scoring functionality matches
the hospital's requirements.
Philips does not accept responsibility for any Guardian Early Warning Scoring protocol configuration
created using the Support Tool. Before a Guardian Early Warning Scoring protocol is used on a patient
monitor, a signed copy of it must be approved by a hospital representative.