Admitting and Discharging
The fetal monitor can store basic patient demographic information used to identify patients.
Admit/Discharge on the Monitor
This section describes how you admit and discharge patients when using the monitor as a stand-alone
device (that is, when not used with an obstetrical information and surveillance system such as
OB TraceVue/IntelliSpace Perinatal).
Admitting a Patient
The fetal monitor displays physiological data as soon as a patient is connected. This lets you monitor a
patient who is not yet admitted. It is however important to admit patients properly so that you can
identify your patient on recordings.
To admit a patient,
Select the patient name field or select the
Clear any previous patient data by selecting
If you do not discharge the previous patient, you will not be able to distinguish data from the
previous and current patients on the recording.
Enter the patient information: select each field and use the on-screen keyboard.
If a conventional keyboard is connected to the monitor you can use this to enter patient
stops and immediately restarts to annotate the new patient data.
window and its associated pop-up keys to admit and discharge patients.
: Enter the patient's last name (family name), for example
: Enter the patient's first name, for example
: Enter the patient's medical record number (MRN), for example
on your configuration this field may be labeled differently e.g.
: Enter the gestational age of the pregnancy. Enter one numeric for the week
(0-50) and one numeric for the day (0-6).
: Enter the patient's date of birth.
Date of Birth
. The patient status changes to admitted. If the recorder is running, the recorder
SmartKey to open the