Patient Monitor, How To Read On A Vital Signs Monitor?

This medical equipment, required in clinics and hospitals, is used to control and monitor the vital signs of the patient connected to the device and who requires continuous monitoring; this device detects, processes and records the patient’s physiological and cardiac parameters, the design of this equipment must be simple to facilitate its use by medical staff, nurses and paramedics.

Each function must be separate so that it can be replaced individually if it develops faults; they must be easy to use and their functions easy to learn, so an ergonomic and simple design is necessary, we at KALSTEIN can offer you these features on monitors HERE

Values recorded by a vital signs monitor

  • Heartbeat: these are two noises and they should be rhythmic and regular, occurring 60 to 100 times in a minute, the latter being called heart rate.
  • Blood pressure: Blood pressure readings use two numbers. Generally, the systolic number is placed before or above the diastolic number.
  • Pulse: number of heartbeats per minute.
  • Oxygen saturation: This is the amount of oxygen available in the blood.
  • Body temperature: Measuring body temperature can detect illness, the effectiveness of treatment or whether it corresponds to a fever.

General features of a patient monitor

  • Modular system, flexible and open to new developments.
  • Graphical user interface.
  • Configurable and customizable.
  • Arrhythmia detection, storage and classification.
  • 24-hour trend storage.
  • Visual and audible alarm systems.

Parts of a vital signs monitor

  • Visual alarm.
  • ECG signal display.
  • SpO2 signal display.
  • Respiration signal display.
  • Carrying handle.
  • Power button.
  • NPI socket start and stop.
  • Selection control.

How to read a vital signs monitor

A vital signs monitor needs to be handled by specialized medical staff, some can be programmed and configured manually with the data we require, set parameters and define alarms, others are already factory-configured; however, we need to observe the graph of an electrocardiogram, also to read alterations in invasive and non-invasive blood pressure, oxygen saturation in the blood, body temperature, intracranial pressure, among other values for which it has been configured.

The monitor displays all the values recorded, so we need to know that 20/80 means you have a systolic pressure of 120 and a diastolic pressure of 80; the appropriate saturation levels ensure that the body’s cells receive the right amount of oxygen; alarms signal when these parameters deviate from what are considered normal values.

KALSTEIN patient monitors

  • YR02161 patient monitor: color LED display, adjustable alarm limits and rechargeable battery lasting up to 4 hours.
  • YR02181 Fetal Doppler Ultrasound Monitor: 7-wafer pulse ultrasound transducer, configured with a special heart rate autocorrelation reading algorithm to ensure correct and reliable fetal heart rate (FHR) measurement.
  • Fetal Doppler Monitor YR02180: High-sensitivity multi-wafer ultrasound transducer, MHZ working mode, easy to obtain FHR.
  • YR02178/YR02179 multiparameter patient monitor: visual and audible alarm with three-color alarm light.
  • Patient monitor YR02175/YR02176/YR02177: anesthetic depth and EtCO2 monitoring modules available.
  • Header monitor YR02173/YR02174: continuous long-term monitoring and real-time attention to various physiological parameters.
  • Patient monitor YR02170/YR02172: unique adjustable breathing cable for more accurate neonatal patient monitoring.
  • Vital signs monitor YR02164: simple, accurate assessment of vital signs or for continuous monitoring.

We provide you with more information on the different types of patient monitors, their models and features, by following the link HERE feel free to contact us KALSTEIN via the website, we are a manufacturer of laboratory equipment of international coverage with the best offers in online sale/purchase, if you have any doubts about what you are buying, we will help you, in addition to offering you the best products.