Avalon FM20 and FM30
This section outlines the capabilities of your monitor.
The Avalon FM20 fetal/maternal monitor provides a solution for external fetal monitoring
applications, and optional noninvasive maternal vital signs.
You can monitor fetal heart rates (FHRs) externally using ultrasound, uterine activity and maternal
pulse using an external Toco transducer, and the maternal heart rate (MHR) with maternal ECG
electrodes, and optionally, noninvasive blood pressure and maternal oxygen saturation (SpO
Measurements are displayed on a 6.5 inch color display as numerics. The display is a touchscreen, and
you operate the monitor using this touchscreen interface. The integrated recorder documents fetal and
maternal measurements as well as the user-defined annotations.
You can connect the monitor to an OB TraceVue/IntelliSpace Perinatal system via the RS232
connection, or over a LAN connection (with OB TraceVue Revision E.00.00 and later, or IntelliSpace
Perinatal Revision H.0 and later).
The Avalon FM30 fetal/maternal monitor offers a solution for both external and internal fetal
monitoring applications, and optional noninvasive maternal vital signs.
The Avalon FM30 shares all the features and capabilities of the Avalon FM20. In addition, you can
monitor one FHR internally with a direct fetal electrocardiogram (DECG), uterine activity internally
using an intra-uterine pressure (IUP) catheter together with a Toco
The Avalon FM30 carries the IP label, indicating that it is capable of intrapartum monitoring.
3 Basic Operation
transducer or patient module.