Internal (IUP) Monitoring
Read the instructions that accompany the intrauterine catheter and the adapter cable before you start
monitoring. Zero the monitor when instructed.
Do not catheterize if placenta previa is diagnosed, or if uterine bleeding from an undetermined source
Prepare for IUP monitoring using the list below. The standard procedures in use in your facility
determine the sequence of actions.
Perform a complete clinical evaluation.
Catheterize after membrane rupture. Insert the catheter according to its accompanying
Connect the catheter to the socket on the patient module.
Connect the patient module to a free socket on the monitor. The monitor is automatically zeroed.
The IUP display shows 0.
Zero the monitor (see "Zero The IUP Measurement" on page 181).
If you suspect the catheter is not responding appropriately, flush as directed in the catheter's
Instructions for Use. A pressure spike appears on the trace if you flush after connecting the
transducer to the monitor.
Zero The IUP Measurement
Zero the monitor by selecting the
resets the display and trace to 0. If you do not zero the monitor properly, the pressure trace may
exceed the paper scaling.
Selecting the IUP Unit
You can select between mmHg (default) and kPa for the IUP unit.
, indicating internal measurement is printed at intervals on the trace.
to switch between
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SmartKey, or selecting