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3: Operating the Device

Responding to Alarms

Alarm limits are displayed with each parameter, if alarms for the parameter are on. When an alarm
condition occurs there are several ways to respond. Initially:
Attend to the patient.
Identify the alarm(s) indicated.
Silence (pause) the alarm(s). Press the Smart Select knob on the front panel of the Efficia
DFM100 to pause/silence the alarm and then press the knob again to acknowledge the alarm.
The alarm is paused for the configured pause period while you attend to the patient. If the
alarming condition continues to exist, it re-alarms after the configured pause period ends.
Silencing a specific alarm does not prevent another alarm from sounding. If you silence the
second alarm, it resets the pause period for all active alarms.
If you press the Alarms button, you are silencing all parameter alarms for the configured pause
period. No new alarms sound.
Address the alarm condition on the Efficia DFM100 by using the Alarm Response Menu, see
Figure 36
Turns the parameter's
alarms off and prevents
future alarms from alarming.
NOTE: Alarm history can be accessed in the patient's Event Summary. This information is maintained after
powering the device down and in the unlikely event of a power loss. To access this information, see
"Event Summary"
For more information on alarms and messages as they pertain to a particular functionality, see the
specific alarm section in the Efficia DFM100 Instructions for Use:
Heart rate and arrhythmia alarms - see
AED alarms - see
Defibrillation alarms - see
Cardioversion alarms - see
Pacing alarms - see
Pulse alarms - see
NBP alarms - see
Power alarms - see
Sample Alarm Response Menu
on page 130.
"AED Alarms"
"Manual Defibrillation Alarms"
"Cardioversion Alarms"
"Pacing Alarms"
alarms - see
"Pulse Rate Alarms"
"NBP Alarms"
and AwRR alarms - see
"Power-Related Alarms"
"Heart Rate and Arrhythmia Alarms"
on page 75
on page 90
on page 97
on page 113
on page 115
on page 122
and AwRR Alarms"
on page 176
For latching alarms,
clears the
alarm condition when the
condition no longer exists.
Select this entry to change
the parameter's alarm
on page 59
on page 84
on page 103


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