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Visual Alarm Indicators; Audible Alarm Indicators - Philips FM20 Instructions For Use Manual

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Visual Alarm Indicators

Alarm message: An alarm message appears in the alarm status area on the second line at the top of
the screen indicating the source of the alarm. If more than one measurement is in an alarm condition,
the message changes every two seconds, and has an arrow at the side. The background color of the
alarm message matches the alarm priority: red for red alarms and red INOPs, yellow for yellow alarms
and yellow INOPs, and cyan for INOPs. The asterisk symbols (*) beside the alarm message match the
alarm priority: *** for red alarms, and ** for yellow alarms. INOPs are displayed without asterisks, but
a red INOP has !!! three exclamation marks, and a yellow INOP has !! two exclamation marks before it.
Depending on how your monitor is configured, it may display alarm limit violation messages:
in text form, for example
in numeric form, for example
alarm limit, and the first number shows the value at which that alarm limit was violated by the
widest margin.
Flashing numeric: The numeric of the measurement in alarm flashes.
Bright alarm limits: If the alarm was triggered by an alarm limit violation, the corresponding alarm
limit on the monitor screen is shown more brightly.

Audible Alarm Indicators

The audible alarm indicators configured for your fetal monitor depend on which alarm standard
applies in your hospital. Audible alarm indicator patterns are repeated until you acknowledge the alarm
by switching it off or pausing it, or until the alarm condition ceases (if audible alarm indication is set to
non-latching).
WARNING
Do not rely exclusively on the audible alarm system for fetal monitoring. Adjustment of alarm volume
to a low level or off during monitoring may result in a dangerous situation. Remember that the most
reliable method of fetal monitoring combines close personal surveillance with correct operation of
monitoring equipment.
Alarm Tone Configuration
The audible alarm indicators of your monitor are configurable. In the monitor's Configuration Mode,
you can:
increase the alarm volume of unacknowledged alarms at regular intervals
change the interval between alarm sounds (ISO/IEC Standard alarms only)
change the base volume of the red and yellow alarm tones and the INOP tones
change the alarm sound to suit the different alarm standards valid in different countries
or
** FHR1 Low
**FHR1 94<110
, where the second number shows the currently set
6 Alarms
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