Selecting the patient type, Selecting cuff inflation settings – ZOLL R Series Monitor Defibrillator Rev A NIBP User Manual

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9650-0914-01 Rev. A

R Series Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP)


NIBP Stat: Take a STAT blood pressure measurement, as many as possible (up to 10) in
5 minutes.

NIBP Auto: Take an automatic blood pressure measurement at regular intervals (the default
is 30 minutes)

NIBP PT. Type: Select the patient type of Adult, Pediatric, or Neonatal

Settings: Adjust the settings for Cuff Inflation or Auto Interval.

Trend: View the patient trend data.

Selecting the Patient Type

On R Series units, you can select a patient type for NIBP measurements: adult, pediatric, or
neonate. The patient type setting determines the default cuff inflation pressure, as well as
default alarm limits for high/low systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure values.Unless
configured otherwise, the R Series defaults to adult patient mode when initially powered on.
See the R Series Configuration Guide for more information.


When you change the patient type setting, the unit clears any currently displayed NIBP
values from the display. You must reinitiate NIBP measurement to display new blood
pressure values.

To change the Patient Type setting:

1. Press the NIBP PT. Type softkey from the NIBP menu. If the NIBP PT. Type softkey label

is not displayed, see “Displaying the NIBP Menu” above.

The R Series displays the NIBP Patient menu. The current patient type setting is highlighted.


Press the NIBP Adult, NIBP Ped, or NIBP Neonate softkey to select the appropriate patient
type setting.

The unit displays a Patient Type indicator in the NIBP display area (“P” for pediatric mode, or
“N” for neonatal mode, blank for adult mode), and automatically updates the default cuff
inflation pressure and default alarm settings accordingly.


If you press the Return softkey, the R Series unit returns to the NIBP menu without
changing the patient type setting.

Selecting Cuff Inflation Settings

Before taking a measurement, ensure that the cuff inflation settings are appropriate for the
patient. To measure a patient’s blood pressure, the cuff begins the measurement cycle by
inflating to a pressure higher than the patient’s systolic blood pressure. This value is called the
cuff inflation pressure. During an NIBP measurement, the R Series unit may increase the cuff
inflation pressure over the initial value to obtain a systolic reading.

By default, the cuff inflation pressure for the first measurement after power-up is set as follows:

160 mmHg (21.3 kPa) for adult mode

120 mmHg (16.0 kPa) for pediatric mode

90 mmHg (12.0 kPa) for neonatal mode