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Testing Alarms - Philips FM20/30 Instructions For Use Manual

Release j.3 with software revision j.3x.xx patient monitoring.
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5 Alarms
audible latching can only be set to
combinations for latching settings:
Possible Combinations for Alarm Latching Settings
Visual Latching Setting
Red & Yellow
Red & Yellow
Red & Yellow
Red Only
Red Only
Off
Alarm Latching Behavior
Alarm Condition
Acknowledgment
Alarm has not been
acknowledged
Alarm has been
acknowledged
All INOPs except the "unplugged" INOPs are non-latching.

Testing Alarms

When you switch the fetal monitor on, a selftest is started. You must check that you hear a single tone.
This indicates that the audible alarm indicators are functioning correctly. For further testing of
individual measurement alarms, perform the measurement on yourself (for example SpO
use a simulator. Adjust alarm limits and check that appropriate alarm behavior is observed.
To test the functioning of visible and audible alarms, do the following:
1
Enable the alarm (Alarm Mode needs to be set to
Set the alarm limits.
2
110
Red and Yellow Measurement Alarms
Presence
Non-latching alarms Visual and audible
Alarm
Alarm tone on
condition still
Alarm message
present
Alarm
All audible and visual
condition no
alarm indicators
longer present
automatically stop
Alarm
Alarm tone off
condition still
Alarm message
present
Audible alarm
reminder (if
configured)
Alarm
Audible and visual
condition no
alarm indicators
longer present
automatically stop
or
. The following table shows the possible
Red Only
Off
Audible Latching Setting
Red & Yellow
,
Red Only
Off
Red Only
Off
Off
latching
Alarm tone on
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Alarm tone on
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Alarm tone off
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Audible alarm reminder
(if configured)
Audible and visual
alarm indicators
automatically stop
, see the Configuration Guide).
All
Visual latching,
audible non-latching
Alarm tone on
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Audible alarm
indicators automatically
stop
Alarm tone off
Alarm message
Flashing numerics
Audible alarm reminder
(if configured)
Audible and visual
alarm indicators
automatically stop
or NBP) or
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