Measure or simulate the parameter that is out of range, or signal loss.
Verify that the visible and audible alarms are working.
As an example, to test the FHR alarms:
Connect the US transducer to a fetal sensor socket.
Enable the FHR alarming (see "Turning Alarms On or Off " on page 173).
Set the high alarm limit and delay to 150 bpm and 60 seconds respectively, and the low alarm limit and
delay to 110 bpm and 60 seconds respectively (see "Changing Alarm Limits" on page 173).
Generate a fetal heart rate of approximately 180 bpm (3 beats per second) for more than one
Verify the functioning of the visible and audible alarms.
Alarm Behavior at Power On
If the monitor is switched off for longer than one minute and then switched on again, or after a loss of
power lasting longer than one minute, the monitor can be configured to restore either the alarm
settings from the monitor's
of these situations, you should check that the alarm settings are appropriate for your patient. If power
is lost for less than one minute, the alarm settings prior to the power loss are restored.
time the monitor is switched on, depending on a set of related configuration settings, see the
of the monitor are always restored independent of the setting. After any
is enabled in Configuration Mode alarms will be initially paused or off the next
, or the most recently used alarm settings. When a patient is