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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are existing monitor power cords used with the Capnostream™ 20p bedside monitor and the Nellcor™ bedside respiratory patient monitoring system, PM1000N compatible with the RespArray™ patient monitor?
    No. The existing power cords have not been validated with RespArray™ patient monitor. Please use the approved power cords for your region only. Ensure that the AC power supply complies with the following specifications: 100V-240 V~, 50 Hz/60 Hz.
  • Does the RespArray™ patient monitor have an internal battery that enables hot swapping the removable battery?
    No. The RespArray™ patient monitor does not contain an additional internal coin-cell battery along with the replaceable battery that comes standard with the monitor. If the replaceable battery is removed while being powered by battery only (no AC power), the monitor will completely shut down.
  • How long does the removable battery last?
    The battery has a capacity of 6,800 mAh and should power the monitor for a minimum of five hours on a full charge.
  • Can the monitor be connected to a USB keyboard or mouse for installation and setup needs?
    Yes. The RespArray™ patient monitor supports a USB 2.0 output. It connects approved USB devices, such as a USB flash disk, barcode scanner, mouse, and keyboard.
  • What algorithms does the RespArray™ patient monitor have?
    The RespArray™ patient monitor has the following algorithms: Integrated Pulmonary Index™ algorithm, Nellcor™ SatSeconds technology, Apnea-Sat Alert™ algorithm (A/hr and ODI), and Smart Alarm for Respiratory Analysis algorithm. CCHD is also included for the IEC-certified monitor.
  • Does the RespArray™ patient monitor have the Smart Breath Detection (SBD) algorithm?
    Yes, it does have the Smart Breath Detection (SBD) algorithm.
  • What Early Warning System (EWS) algorithms does the RespArray™ patient monitor have?
    The RespArray™ patient monitor includes MEWS (Modified Early Warning Scores), NEWS (National Early Warning Score), NEWS2 (National Early Warning Score 2), and PEWS (Pediatric Early Warning Score). Please consult the instructions for use (IFU) to select the desired score system.
  • Are the parts and accessories latex and DEHP free?
    None of the accessories contain latex or DEHP.
  • Can I turn off/disable a parameter like etCO2?
    Yes. You can enable and disable each parameter using the parameter switch. You can also set which parameters are on and off by institutional default.
  • Does the NIBP button turn green when in use?
    No, the NIBP button does not illuminate green when in use. The shortcut key turns grey briefly when selected, and the permanent key perimeter illuminates white briefly when selected. You can also hear the pump as the NIBP measurement is in progress.
  • What kind of NIBP tube and connection does the RespArray™ patient monitor use?
    The RespArray™ patient monitor uses a single tube (single lumen) blood pressure (BP) hose and is set up to receive one tube bayonet for both reusable and disposable cuffs.
  • Can I generate overnight or other related sleep study reports with the RespArray™ patient monitor?
    When the RespArray patient monitor is integrated and connected with the Vital Sync system, you can generate an “apneas per hour” patient report. Clinicians may want to review apneas for patients in their unit to better understand their condition, make assessments on supplemental oxygen needs, or sleep study evaluations. This report could also be useful if an “apneas per hour” assessment is required for patient discharge.
  • Does the RespArray™ patient monitor have an analog output for waveforms?
    Yes, the monitor has an analog output port that uses a PS2 connector. This port is also known as the “nurses call port” and it can send ECG waveforms via analog output. It does not send any capnography waveforms.
  • Does the monitor support nurse call?
    The RespArray™ patient monitor provides a dedicated nurse call port which can be connected to a nurse call system. The nurse call interface type is a PS2 connector. To activate the nurse call function, please consult the IFU.
  • Can the RespArray™ patient monitor have a hard-wired connection? My hospital doesn’t have a stable internet connection.
    Yes, the RespArray™ patient monitor allows for both wireless (WPA2 2.4 and 5G Hz) and hard-wired connections (ethernet port). The monitor has WPA2 encryption.
  • Does the RespArray™ patient monitor have output capabilities and data export standards?
    You can export patient trend data onto a USB drive. The monitor also supports HL7 protocol to output data to HIS (hospital information systems) like EMR for patient record keeping, or the Vital Sync™ system for remote patient monitoring. Please refer to the IFU for details on how to export and upload data from the RespArray™ patient monitor.
  • Does the USB port in the RespArray™ patient monitor allow for live data, or is it simply for external data storage?
    The USB ports do not transfer live data from the monitor and are only used for USB input devices, including barcode scanner, keyboard, and mouse, as well as USB thumb drives and service laptops to support firmware updating.
  • Does the RespArray™ patient monitor require calibration? If so, how often?
    The RespArray™ patient monitor only requires calibration for the Microstream™ capnography module. Initially calibrate the Microstream™ module after 1,200 operating hours, then once a year or after 4,000 operating hours, whichever comes first.
  • What kind of maintenance does the RespArray™ patient monitor require?
    The overall check of the monitor, including the safety check, should be performed only by qualified personnel every 24 months and each time after each repair.

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