USING YOUR PATIENT PROGRAMMER DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR

You will use your patient programmer to turn your therapy on or off and check the battery. You may also be able to adjust the stimulation within options programmed by your doctor.


PATIENT PROGRAMMER BASICS

  • Know what to do when you see a warning or alert.
  • Start by learning the easy, basic operation of your programmer.
  • Over time, learn more features of your programmer.
  • Always keep the programmer with you.

MODELS

There are three models of patient programmer.

  • DBS Patient Programmer for Activa™ neurostimulators
  • Access Review Patient Programmer for Soletra™
  • Access Patient Programmer for Kinetra™

INSTRUCTION AND HELP

  • Your clinician or nurse will show you how to use your programmer. Call the clinic if you need more help or have questions.
  • You will receive a manual with detailed instructions.
  • Medtronic Patient Services is here to answer questions about how to use your programmer. Call us at 800-510-6735, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

WHAT DO THE BUTTONS DO?

Your manual explains the symbols displayed on the screen. The illustration shows the main buttons on the DBS Patient Programmer for Activa neurostimulators.

DBS Patient Programmer
  1. Turn therapy on and off.
  2. Check status of neurostimulator battery.
  3. Press up or down arrows for menu options. Press left or right arrows to see more choices.
  4. Increase or decrease therapy settings if provided by your physician.
  5. Turn programmer on and off.

MANUALS

Your clinician will give you the printed manual for your programmer. You can get a replacement copy by calling Medtronic Patient Services at 800-510-6735 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.