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ARGUS LCM

Patient monitor
ARGUS LCM & ARGUS LCM PLUS

User Guide

FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY MONITOR CONTROLS 2 .User Guide Argus LCM/LCM plus (Low Weight and Compact Monitor) is a portable multifunction patient monitor with possibility of monitoring all vital parameters both in adults and children and infants.

Print – print displayed parameters 4. 1. Direct keys for: NIBP start/stop –start/stop non-invasive pressure measurement or press the same key for 2 sec to start automatic or manuel pressure measurement. Alarm keys . The indicator is flashing above the parameter in which the current alarm is deactivated. 2. . Completely discharged battery is charching on mains supply for 5 hours. In the case of mains supply battery is autocharging and device is regulating the battery capacity level. Trend keys – measured parameters trend display 3. Menu key – enter the main menu settings Enter key – confirms the selected parameter in the setup menu.alarm limits definition Alarm off – turn off individual alarm parameters. Alarm key – on/off active physiological and technical alarms. Depending on whether battery or mains supply green light indicator is flashing.Keys detailed description ON/OFF key – Monitor on/off.

Navigation key – free navigation through the menus (up/down-left /right). .

By pressing enter key you can select 1or 3 – channel display. The volume of audio alarm or QRS signals. 4. 7.Detailed description of functions displayed on monitor screen 2. 3. Power supply – mains or battery supply. 5. 1. 6. 11. 10. by pressing up/down arrows you can select lead group you wish to monitor. The adjustment is made by pressing the left navigation key (3 levels) Type of patients (adults/children/infants) Non-invansive pressure measurement values > 0:12 elapsed time since the last measurement (hour/min) < 0:12 A time until the next measurement (hour/min) (A-automatic measurement) Measured temperature values Respiration values SpO2 and peripheral pulse values Heart rate numerical value and signals indicating the pacemaker is detected or not . 8. 9. Field for displaying physiological alarm status Field for displaying technical alarm status 1 or 3 channel ECG display.

When connecting the monitor to the mains supply pay attention that indicator is showing 230V voltage value. i.Connecting the monitor to the mains supply 1.30 VDC power supply . Potential equalization connector .RS-232 connector used by technical staff of SCHILLER company or its authorized personnel to change/install monitor software. When running on battery power the indicator battery the indicator will flash.Place for subesquent connection key for nurse or other medical personnel calling or monitor power socket for 11-30VDC. will constantly light up. the indicator start to flash constantly. 4. In case of normal use of device there is no need for any special maintenance. It is also necessary to ground the power cord and check that there is no mechanical damage that could cause a short circuit. it is necessary to connect those devices each other to equalize potential. RS-232 connector– connection to a PC serial port .e. Connector to mains supply (115/230VAC) . „Nurse Call“ – Connection to the nurse calling or 11. In case of completely discharged battery it is necessary to connect the device to the mains for 5 hours to fully charge the battery while the device can be normally used.In case that several different devices are connected to the patient. in case of discharged . When you plug the monitor on a wall socket.In case of termination of power supply monitor automatically switches to battery power without turning off device. 2. The purpose of is to prevent the possible impact of electric field on patient. 3. Connecting the monitor to the battery power In addition to the power supply monitor is equipped with an integrated battery. recharching the battery because the device is equipped with a automatic regulation recharching system.

Milimeter side of the paper should be facing the opening lever. white (blank) part of paper should be facing the roller. Replacing the paper is carried out by pressing a releasing lever of printer cover upwards.e.1-arrow). SCHILLER can only guarantee the quality and durability of printouts when original SCHILLER chart paper is used. It is necessary to pay attention to the red mark on the edge of paper marking the end of paper and it should be placed at the bottom of paper magazine.Replacing paper Thermal printer is optional and not supplied as standard with each monitor but can be incorporated afterwards. as shown in the figure (No. i. .

Placement the 3-wire patient cable in children and infants Placement the 3 and 5-wire patient cable in adults and children .Starting and connecting the patient to the monitor Monitor is activated by pressing ON/OFF key and the ECG patient cable or at least one of sensors must be connected to obtain a display on the screen. There are 3 types of patient cables and their connection to the patient are shown on followng figures. ECG display and number of channels depends on the type of cable that is connected. it should be noted that only those values of parameters whose sensors are currently connected to the monitor will be displayed. Also.

Placement the 10-wire patient cable Labeling patient cables with aplhanumeric signs and colors is in accordance with the decision of the European Health Insurance Association. IT IS POSSIBLE TO PERFORM DEFIBRILATION WITH SCHILLER ORIGINAL UNDAMAGED CABLE EVEN THE ECG CABLE IS CONNECTED TO THE PATIENT. .

. 1.Basic setup When installing the monitor the technician of SCHILLER company sets parameters according to the user requirements. Select the parameter by pressing enter key. Select the group of parameters by pressing the buttons to navigate left and right. So set parameters will appear each time you turn on the monitor. 4. The user has the ability to change active parameters during work with the patient. Press again the enter key to confirm the selection of a new parameter. when a parameter field changes color. 2. all of the changed parameters return to default settings (set when installing the monitor by the technicall staff of SCHILLER company). by pressing up and down keys the new parameter can be selected. Exit the menu by pressing again the menu key. Entering the menu is done by pressing the menu key. 3. Select the parameter you wish to change by pressing up and down keys. Thereby the table with groups of parameters which are built-in monitor is displayed. 5. By switching off the monitor.

5. 2. when a parameter field changes color. Enter the menu for setting the alarm by pressing the alarm key. Select the parameter you wish to change by pressing left and right keys. Press again the enter key to confirm the selection of a new parameter. the table with alarm groups is displayed on the screen of the monitor. Selection of alarm groups whose values we want to change is made by pressing the up and down navigations keys. 4. by pressing up and down keys the new parameter can be selected. 3. Exit the menu by pressing again the alarm key. At the same time. all of the changed alarm limits return to default settings (set during installation of the monitor): 10 . By switching off the monitor. Select the parameter by pressing enter key.Setting the alarm values 1.

acoustic/audible signal can be terminated by pressing the button of triggered alarm function. In case of physiological alarm activation an audible signal is triggered and the alarm field is flashing. 2. Alarm key execute complete repeal of all active parameters. This time interval as well as other alarm functions are defined by SCHILLER technical staff or its authorized personnel in accordance with the agreement of the authorized user. blinking alarm status field at the top of the screen and a message that the sound alarm is repealed. displayed in the top left corner in the alarm status field. Technical alarm. Pressing the same button system return to the . In case of activation of certain parameters. For example: Alarm ECG OFF.Procedure in case of alarm There are two types of LCM monitor built-in alarm functions: 1. At the same time the physiological alarm still exists as is indicated by blinking LED indicator above the activated key. displayed in the top right corner in the alarm status field. Physiological alarm. Alarms can instantly be turned off or suspended „Alarm suppressed 3:0“ at a certain time interval. In case of technical alarm activation an audible signal is triggered and the alarm status field is flashing.

. Alarm is self reactivated after the defined time interval expiration. In this case the alarm is automatically activated. by pressing one button the acoustic/audible alarm signal is terminated for a predefined time interval (alarm suspended for 3 minutes).active alarm mode. A second press on the same button exclude all alarms until the moment when another parameter reaches the alarm limit. . If the alarm is activated. The visual alarm in alarm status field remains active with blinking fields and values in colors of parameter which is triggered.

Sensor off Temp.out of range 15 CO 45 C Turned off not detected Out of printing paper Check paper Paper jammed Check if the paper is jammed or wrinkled in printer Battery low Battery discharged Connect the device to mains supply and recharge the battery NIBP pressure range NIBP time too long Check the cuff and NIBP module connectors Check the cuff or hose for leaking Connect sensor O Limiti are fixed in the range of 15 CO 45 C Turn on or replace senors Fill in the paper magazine . Alarm ECG cable off ECG lead off SpO2 Low Perfusion SpO2 Sensor off SpO2 no sensor NIBP no module detect NIBP error NIBP no/off cuff NIBP signal low Cause ECG cable disconnected Electrode disconnected or damaged Incorrect placement of sensor Sensor off SpO2 sensor disconnected or broken NIBP not connected NIBP not detected Cuff is not placed correctly Troubleshooting Connect ECG cable Check or replace the electrode Check the sensor or place it correctly Check sensor-patient contact Turn on or replace sensor Restart monitor or NIBP module Call authorized service Place the cuff correctly replace Check/place the cuff Temp. failed Paper insert Incorrect cuffs position or pulse too low for proper measurement Pressure is outside the set limits Override pumping time (40s –children.Following table shows the most common alarm messages with causes and quick troubleshooting. 60s – adults) Sensor disconnected O Temp. out of range Temp.

You can wipe the cable with a damp cloth moistened with a mild soap. not exposed to direct sunlight for a longer period of time. If it is necessary to sterilize the cord. Before any cleaning you should switch off device from mains supply and do not leave it running on battery power. For disinfection purpose. high temperatures. X-rays or be placed close to large transfomers. Do not expose the patient cable to mechanical stress. . you can use any standard disinfectant.Maintenance of device During operation the device must not be in a damp environment. do it with gas and not in an autoclave or dry sterilization.

Do not immerse the device in liquids nor sterilize!!! .