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Troubleshooting - Philips 50 XM Series Instructions For Use Manual

Fetal/maternal monitors.
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Troubleshooting

Problem
Erratic trace.
Fetal arrhythmia.
Erratic display.
Obese patient.
Transducer wrongly positioned.
Belt loose.
Too much gel.
Very active fetus.
Maternal movement.
Insufficient gel.
Signal quality
Transducer wrongly positioned.
indicator is red
continuously.
FHR less than 50 bpm.
Questionable
Recording MHR by mistake.
FHR.
Recording periodic signals when the
transducer is not applied to the
patient.
FHR exceeds 300 bpm.
FHR not recorded.
FHR is less than 50 bmp or over 300.
Light or no trace.
Wrong paper or dirty printhead.
End of paper
Bad paper feed or wrong paper.
noted when pack
not finished.
Error message is displayed.
If you suspect the transducer.
If you suspect the recorder or display.
Chapter 5 - Monitoring FHR and FMP Using Ultrasound
Possible Causes
Solutions
None.
None.
Reposition transducer until signal quality
indicator is green.
Tighten belt.
Remove excess.
None.
Relax the patient.
Use recommended amount.
Reposition transducer until signal quality
indicator is green.
None.
Reposition transducer.
FHR is half-counted (for example 320 bpm is
recorded as 160 bpm).
None.
Use recommended paper or clean printhead.
Check paper feed and use recommended paper.
See Chapter 19, "Troubleshooting" for a table of
error messages, their causes and their solutions.
Carry out the Parameter Test as described on page
152.
Carry out the Quick Test as described on page
151.
Troubleshooting
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