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Verifying The Alarms; Patient Disconnect Alarm Test; Apnea Alarm Test; Low Minute Ventilation Alarm Test - Philips Respironics BiPAP AVAPS C Series Provider Manual

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Verifying the Alarms

Use the test orifice from the "Verifying the Pressure" instructions and the patient's prescription for
the following tests.

Patient Disconnect Alarm Test

1. Set the Apnea Alarm setting to Off.
2. Set the Patient Disconnect Alarm setting to 15 seconds.
3. Exit to the Monitor Pressure screen. Remove the closed end cap. Verify that the Patient
Disconnect alarm occurs in approximately 15 seconds.
4. Press the Alarm Silence/Indicator button to silence the alarm, and wait for one minute until the
alarm sounds again.
5. Press the Wheel to clear the alarm.
6. Replace the closed end cap.
7. Set the Patient Disconnect alarm to Off.
Note: The Patient Disconnect alarm relies on a fixed relationship between the patient pressure settings and the
open circuit flow of the patient circuit. You must verify that the Patient Disconnect alarm operates properly with the
prescribed patient pressures and circuit.

Apnea Alarm Test

1. Set the Apnea Alarm setting to 10 seconds.
2. Exit to the Monitor Pressure screen. Verify that the Apnea alarm occurs in approximately 10 seconds.
3. Press the Wheel to clear the alarm.
4. Set the Apnea Alarm setting to Off.

Low Minute Ventilation Alarm Test

1. Connect the device to a test lung.
2. Observe the displayed Min Vent parameter.
3. Set the Low Minute Ventilation Alarm to a value greater than the displayed Min Vent parameter
on the bottom of the Monitoring screen. Verify that the Low Minute Ventilation alarm occurs.
4. Press the Wheel to clear the alarm.
5. Set the Low Minute Ventilation Alarm setting to Off.
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