The MOVES® SLC™ Patient Monitoring

All MOVES® SLC™ patient monitors are connected to the patient connection panel (pictured below) as indicated by the labels.

Patient monitoring on the MOVES® SLC™ is done through various measures:

  1. Non-invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP)
  2. Pulse Oximetry (Rainbow SET® Pulse Co-Oximeter)
  3. Invasive Pressure (IP)
  4. Temperature
  5. Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  6. Ventilation Readings

Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP)

After selecting the appropriate cuff for the patient, NIBP measurements can be completed on either an arm or thigh. NIBP measurements made with the MOVES® SLC™ for paediatric and adult patient populations are equivalent to those obtained by trained observers using the cuff/stethoscope auscultatory method.

Readings can be affected by the measurement site, the position of the patient, exercise, or the patient’s physiologic condition.

To obtain accurate resting blood pressure measurements for conscious patients with hypertension, ensure the following:

  • Patient is comfortably seated with legs uncrossed, feet flat on the floor, back and arm supported and the middle of the cuff at the level of the right atrium of the heart.
  • It is recommended that the patient relax as much as possible and not talk during the measurement procedure.
  • It is recommended that five (5) minutes should elapse before the first reading is taken.

Note: If unexpected readings are obtained, verify the position and integrity of the cuff, make certain that there is no compression or restriction of the connecting tubing, and ensure that the patient is lying down or sitting still during measurement.

Pulse Oximetry (Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse Co-Oximeter)

The Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse Co-Oximeter measures arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI), along with optional measurements of hemoglobin (SpHb), total oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), methemoglobin (SpMet), and pleth variability index (PVI).

Invasive Pressure (IP)

Data is available from three types of Invasive Pressure (IP) sensors: Arterial, Central Venous, and Intracranial. Arterial Blood Pressure (ABP) is shown with numeric systolic and diastolic readings.

Note: To minimize the performance results due to ageing, and the effects of environmental conditions on the tubing, transducer or cable, always ensure that the IP transducer and tubing are stored appropriately and have not expired.

Temperature

When the temperature probe is attached to the patient and connected to the MOVES® SLC™, the patient’s body temperature is displayed on the Monitor Screen. The temperature can be displayed in degrees Fahrenheit from 82.4°F to 108.0°F or degrees Celsius from 28°C to 42°C.

Electrocardiogram

MOVES® SLC™ uses a standard 12-lead ECG system for monitoring the heart and produces 12 ECG channels (I, II, III, aVL, aVR, aVF, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5 and V6).

ECG data can be displayed on the Graphs / Trends section of the Monitoring Screen with a vertical scale (for data) and a horizontal scale (for time).

The HR (Heart Rate) area of the Monitoring Screen displays heart rate in BPM (Beats per Minute) and data can be drawn from any of the ECG channel waveforms shown on the ECG monitor, but also from SpO2 or ABP .

Note: If the ECG monitor is being used, and the readings are erratic, the accuracy of the heart rate cannot be guaranteed. The ECG heart rate meter’s response to irregular rhythms has not been assessed.

Ventilation Readings

The Expired Tidal volume (Vte) is only displayed when ventilating; otherwise, a series of dashes (- – -) is shown. The Inspired Tidal volume (Vti) is displayed in the location if Vte, alternating with Vte display every 2 seconds. This is only shown if “High expired tidal volume” or “Leak detected” alarm is active.

Other displayed readings include the Respiratory Rate (RR), the Partial Pressure of End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide (PetCO2), Partial Pressure of Inspired Carbon Dioxide (PiCO2), the Peak Inspiratory (Airway) Pressure (PIP) and the Positive End Expiratory (Airway) Pressure (PEEP).