3 Basic Operation
The battery option for the FM20/30 provides support for the in-transport monitoring of all
measurements when disconnected from a power supply. Existing data storage is automatically
uploaded to OB TraceVue or IntelliSpace Perinatal after reconnecting it to the system. Trace printing
during transport is also possible.
Avalon FM40 and FM50
This section outlines the capabilities of your monitor.
The Avalon FM40 fetal/maternal monitor provides a solution for external fetal monitoring
applications, and noninvasive maternal vital signs.
You can monitor fetal heart rates (FHRs) externally using ultrasound, uterine activity using an external
Toco transducer, and the maternal heart rate (MHR) via maternal ECG electrodes, and non-invasive
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 with 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 FM50 fetal/maternal monitor offers a solution for both external and internal fetal
monitoring applications, and noninvasive maternal vital signs.
The Avalon FM50 shares all the features and capabilities of the Avalon FM40. In addition, you can
monitor one FHR internally with a direct fetal electrocardiogram (DECG), and uterine activity
internally using an intra-uterine pressure (IUP) catheter together with a Toco
transducer or patient