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Measuring NBP
NBP Schedule
NBP measurements can be taken on a manual or predetermined automatic basis, depending on how
the device is configured and the patient's needs:
Manual - There is no schedule for additional measurements. One measurement is taken each time
you press the
Automatic - A measurement is attempted at configured intervals - every 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 or
120 minutes. In order for a measurement to successfully begin, any previous measurement has to
have ended, the cuff must be deflated and 30 seconds of rest time elapsed.
NOTE: All criteria must be met in order for an automatic NBP to be taken. For example, if you have the
automatic measurement setting set to every 1 minute, the device attempts to take an NBP every 60
seconds. However, for the measurement to successfully begin, the previous measurement must have
ended, cuff must be deflated and 30 seconds must have elapsed after cuff deflation. If these criteria
are not met, the device waits the 60 seconds to attempt another measurement.
Additional manual measurements can be taken without affecting the automatic measurement
schedule by pressing the
The configured NBP measurements schedule may be changed during an event.
To change the NBP schedule and/or the interval of automatic measurements for the current
Press the Smart Select knob.
Turn the Smart Select knob to highlight
Select the desired interval and press the Smart Select knob.
NOTES: Interval choices are listed in the format "qx" indicating measurements are taken every "x" minutes
from the time you first press the
When cuff measurements are set to be taken at an automatic interval, there is a forced 30-second
minimum period in between measurements, even if a measurement is due to be taken. The Efficia
DFM100 display shows the last NBP (if obtained in the last 60 minutes), time obtained and
If no subsequent measurements are taken, NBP values are removed from the display after 60 minutes
but can still be obtained through Vital Signs Trending and the Event Summary.
soft key. Take additional measurements by pressing the
and press the Smart Select knob.
and press the Smart Select knob.
soft key.
soft key.
11: Monitoring NBP
soft key.
and press the Smart Select knob.


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