Patient Monitor Capable of Being Field Upgraded


February 11, 2011

The Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor (CVSM) is the company’s first monitor to integrate the Masimo rainbow SET technology. The CVSM, which launched in August 2010, incorporates Masimo's SpO2-enabled measurements and is capable of being field upgraded.

Masimo rainbow SET noninvasive and continuous measurements provide detailed physiological data that helps clinicians to more rapidly assess patients and detect adverse conditions earlier.

Immediate availability of detailed clinical intelligence and measurement data lets clinicians proactively detect and treat the early signs of hemodynamic instability, potentially life-threatening conditions and internal bleeding.

The CVSM is a full-color, touch screen device that acts as three devices in one, providing comprehensive patient documentation on a single display. This documentation includes automatic measurements such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and pulse oximetry. It also includes manual parameters such as respiration, height, weight and pain level, and modifiers such as body position, O2 therapy details and others. The device also gives the clinician the ability to control alarms, patient data and monitoring in a customized manner for each patient, and document the data right on the device. This eliminates the need to locate a PC and transcribe it later.

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