alarm. See the performance specifications in "Specifications and Standards Compliance" on
page 261 for the system alarm delay specification.
If more than one alarm is active, the alarm messages are shown in the alarm status area in succession.
An arrow symbol next to the alarm message informs you that more than one message is active.
The monitor sounds an audible indicator for the highest priority alarm. If more than one alarm
condition is active in the same measurement, the monitor announces the most severe alarm condition
Alarm systems of the monitor and those of the connected obstetrical information and surveillance
system are independent and not synchronized.
Alarming is only available at the Avalon fetal monitor, not at the Cableless Measurement Devices, see
the Instructions for Use for the IntelliVue Cableless Measurements.
If configured so, "SpO2 No Pulse" will only be displayed in yellow or red (instead of cyan) when no
other Pulse source is valid and is displayed instead of the Pulse from SpO2.
You can configure the alarm mode for your fetal monitor. There are two possible modes:
: alarms and INOPs are enabled, with all audible and visual indicators active.
The alarm status area for yellow and red alarms shows the
"Alarms Off" symbol. No individual measurement alarm limits or alarm off symbols are displayed. No
fetal/maternal patient alarm settings are available in the setup menus.
Nurse Call Systems
If configured to do so, red, yellow, and cyan alarms are indicated on a nurse call system which is
connected to the optional nurse call relay.
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, yellow for yellow alarms, 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.
: only INOPs are enabled, with audible and visual indication active.
mode, no fetal/maternal patient alarms are enabled or indicated.
indication in conjunction with the