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Philips FM20/30 Instructions For Use Manual Page 205

Release j.3 with software revision j.3x.xx patient monitoring.
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Possible INOPs
Patient temperature above measurement range.
Patient temperature below measurement range.
Never apply the probe to the patient when the thermometer is not connected to the base station.
Always use a single-use probe cover to limit patient cross-contamination.
Measurement errors or inaccurate readings may result when probe covers other than the specified
probe covers are used (see "Tympanic Temperature Accessories" on page 259).
Insert the probe slowly and carefully to avoid damage to the ear canal and the tympanic
Inspect the probe cover for damage, holes, tears, or sharp edges to avoid injuring the skin.
Always ensure that the used probe cover is removed before attaching a new probe cover.
Do not immerse the probe in fluids, or drop fluids on the probe.
Do not use a probe cover that has been dropped or is damaged.
Do not autoclave. To prevent damage to the base station, thermometer and accessories, refer to
the cleaning procedures in the "Care and Cleaning" on page 233 chapter.
If you have dropped the base station or thermometer, or if the unit has been stored below -25°C or
above 55°C, have service personnel test the unit for proper functions, and calibrate the unit before
further use.
(length of time the entered value is shown on the screen) can be configured in
Value Lifetime
Configuration Mode.
19 Monitoring Maternal Temperature


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