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ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Pausing

When a patient is showering, traveling off of the unit, or being discharged, proper pause monitoring is needed. This is when vital signs monitoring needs to be stopped temporarily and you intend to restart monitoring the same patient with the same monitor. Monitoring may not be paused until the patient’s demographic data has been confirmed (on the Monitor) Here are a few things to guide you in Pausing, Resuming & Troubleshooting.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - NIBP Adapter Hose

There are numerous things that need setting up, especially when you’re preparing for a New Patient, but before anything else, Cleaning and Inspecting the Equipment and Accessories is a must before setting all this up. the NIBP Adapter Hose is just one of the many parts of the System.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - When to Replace Thumb Sensors

The disposable thumb sensor is reusable for up to thirty days. For the best performance and most accurate cNIBP and SpO2, the best practice encourages replacing all thumb sensors once a month. The monthly exchange of thumb sensors reduces troubleshooting and reduces the clinician’s time at the bedside. It is highly advisable to pick a consistent day of the month to swap all thumb sensors each month during one of the device swap timeframes.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Pre Pie Trouble Shooting

How does ViSi Mobile get more accurate blood pressure readings? It is a patient-worn, portable, battery-operated, physiological monitoring device to measure arterial blood pressure (systolic, diastolic, and MAP) using a Cuff. Measurements may be initiated manually (one at a time), automatically at selectable predefined intervals of 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes or continuously.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Blood Pressure Cuff

Selection of the correct ViSi Mobile Disposable Cuff size is necessary to ensure accurate NIBP measurements. A Cuff that is too small can result in a falsely high NIBP measurement. A Cuff that is too large can result in a falsely low NIBP measurement.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Skin Preparation

Skin preparation and ECG electrode placement directly impact the quality of the ECG signal, HR value, and cNIBP value. ViSi Mobile Disposable Kit comes with 5 ECG Electrodes which are adhesive pads with conductive gel connected to the ECG lead wires of the chest Sensor to display the ECG waveforms and detect the HR.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Performing an EKG

The ViSi Mobile Monitoring System is intended for use by clinicians and medically qualified personnel for single or multi-parameter vital signs monitoring of adult patients (18 years or older). It is indicated for ECG (3 or 5 lead-wire) but it does not provide automated arrhythmia analysis. As a result, certain arrhythmias may cause the Monitor to display variable heart rates. If frequent arrhythmias are suspected, their presence should be confirmed by visual observation of the ECG waveform or another method, such as a 12-lead ECG.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - NIBP, cNIBP and Interval Modes

The ViSi Mobile has three BP modes: one-time, interval, and continuous. The Monitor will automatically default to NIBP mode depending on which sensors are connected. You only need to select an NIBP mode if you want to change the default.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Corrosion

Corrosion is most often caused by improper cleaning or drying of the devices. Corrosion is visible along the edge of the contacts. The greenish discoloration and white residue are indicators of corrosion. Nursing personnel are responsible for the cleaning of patient care equipment, abiding by manufacturer recommendations. Patient care equipment such as blood pressure cuffs, O2 saturation monitors, etc. are cleaned once daily or after patient use as indicated.

ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Radiology

If the patient’s vital signs are monitored with Visi Mobile, the chest sensor should be removed from the chest securements if it will interfere with the quality of imaging of chest CT scans, chest X-rays, etc. To remove, lift the chest sensor out of the chest securement. There is no need to remove the clear plastic securement from the patient’s chest or arm if you intend to add ViSi Mobile back onto the patient after their scan.