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Chapter 3. Device Alarms; Audible And Visual Alarm Indicators - Philips BiPAP S/T User Manual

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3. Device Alarms
This chapter describes the ventilator alarms and what you should do
if an alarm occurs.
There are three types of alarms:
High Priority – Require immediate response by the
operator
Medium Priority – Require prompt response by the
operator
Low Priority – Require operator awareness. These alarms
alert you to a change in the ventilator status.
Additionally, the ventilator also displays informational messages and
confirmation alerts that notify you of conditions that need attention
but are not alarm conditions.

Audible and Visual Alarm Indicators

When an alarm condition occurs:
The alarm LED indicator on the Alarm Silence/Indicator
button lights
The audible alarm sounds
A message appears on the screen describing the type of
alarm
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Note: If multiple alarms occur
at the same time, only the
highest priority alarm will be
active. The precedence is in the
following order: high priority,
medium priority, then low
priority. When multiple priority
alarms are active, the highest
priority LED light displays and
the highest priority audible
indicator sounds. On the display
screen, the last highest priority
alarm displays.
Note: Informational messages
are a lower precedence than
alarms and will not display on
the screen if any alarm is active.
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