Visual Latching / Audible Latching The visual and audible latching settings can affect
the arrhythmia alarm sounds. Both Visual Latching and Audible Latching should be set to
Red or Red and Yellow if arrhythmia is on.
If the monitor is connected to an Information Center, both Visual Latching and
Audible Latching should be set to Red&Yell to enable alarms to be silenced at the Information
Alarm Reminder Use this setting to define how alarm indications behave if alarm conditions remain
active after they have been acknowledged:
– On: After the configured Reminder Time, the alarm tone is repeated for a limited time (6
– ReAlarm: After the Reminder Time the alarm tone is repeated continuously (this is the same as
a new alarm).
– Off: No Alarm Reminder is issued.
Reminder Time Use this setting to define the interval between acknowledging an alarm and issuing
an alarm reminder. The choices available are 1, 2, or 3 minutes.
Alarm Sounds Use this setting to change the alarm sound of the monitor to suit the alarm standards
valid in your hospital.
– Traditional: The traditional ("Carenet") sounds used in previous HP/Agilent/Philips patient
– ISO: A new set of alarm sounds that complies with the ISO/IEC Standard 9703-2.
RedAlarmInterval / Yel. Al. Interval Use this setting to define the interval between
alarm sounds (ISO alarm sounds only). The choices available are 5, 10, or 15 seconds for red alarms, and
10, 20,or 30 seconds for yellow alarms.
Auto Increase Vol Use this setting to define how the alarm volume of unacknowledged alarms
– 1 Step: After the time defined by Increase Volume Delay, the alarm volume is increased
by one volume step.
– 2 Step: After the time defined by Increase Volume Delay, the alarm volume is increased
by two volume steps.
– Off: The Alarm Volume of unacknowledged alarms does not change.
Increase Volume Delay Use this setting to define the interval after which the alarm volume
increases in steps.
Keep Blinking Use this setting to specify whether the numerics that are in an active alarm condition
keep flashing even if all alarms are off or paused, or if individual alarms are switched off.
(Nurse Call) RelayX Sensitivity The RelayX Sensitivity setting defines the
alarm or INOP conditions that will trigger an alarm on nurse call relay. Only serious INOPs (that are
indicated with an INOP tone at the monitor) are indicated on the nurse call relay. The nurse call relay
follows the status of the monitor alarms, e.g. when the alarms are switched off at the monitor, no alarms
will be indicated on the nurse call relay.
When you use a nurse call relay that is connected to the traditional nurse call connector (phone jack), only
Relay 1 Sensitivity must be specified.
4 Configuration Settings Appendix