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 systems of the monitor and those of the connected obstetrical information and surveillance
system are independent and not synchronized.
Philips' approval: Use only Philips-approved accessories. Using non-Philips-approved accessories
may compromise device functionality and system performance, and cause a potential hazard.
Reuse: Never reuse disposable transducers, sensors, accessories, and so forth that are intended for
single use, or single patient use only. Reuse may compromise device functionality and system
performance, and cause a potential hazard.
Electromagnetic compatibility: The use of accessories, transducers, and cables other than those
specified may result in increased electromagnetic emissions or decreased electromagnetic immunity of
Damage: Do not use a damaged sensor or one with exposed electrical contacts.
Cables and tubing: When connecting devices for acquiring measurements, always position cables and
NBP tubing carefully to avoid entanglement or potential strangulation.
Overview of System Components
New cableless measurements for fetal and maternal monitoring supplement the Avalon fetal monitor
family. The Avalon CL system consists of the Avalon CL base station, the Avalon CL transducers,
and support of the IntelliVue CL Pods.
The IntelliVue CL Pods are only used for maternal measurements within the Avalon CL solution.
To differentiate between the CL transducers and the CL Pods, the CL Pods are also referred to as
maternal measurement Pods. The following table provides an overview of all the devices.
mode, no fetal/maternal patient alarms are enabled or indicated.