How do I connect to a surgery monitor after installation?
Modified on: Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 at 5:24 PM
IMPORTANT: We are not currently connecting any new customers as we are working to stabilize this integration feature. If you have previously connected and are already using anesthetic monitor integration, please contact our support if you need assistance.
Once your clinic has been set up with the Surgery Monitor Integration by our IT team (or possibly your internal IT team), you may proceed to the next step which is connecting the monitor to the iPad. At this point, we are assuming that you have an account for Smart Flow and you are logged in into the program on the iPad.
Before you start
The monitor must be connected to the network and turned on. This probably means it is plugged into an Ethernet cable (some monitors work wirelessly, but we recommend to use a wire connection in most cases).
The computer running the Surgery Monitor software must be turned on as well.
Please ensure the monitor is connected to at least one of the probes and has data displayed (a temperature probe at room temperature works fine, or ask a volunteer to place the Pulse Ox on their finger!)
Launch the Smart Flow application from an iPad:
1. Select your test patient by tapping on the patient's name:
2. Click More actions button (...) > Anesthetic Sheet:
3. On the Preoperative page, select Show Intervals - 1m for faster testing, and then hit Save in the bottom right:
4. In the next screen, click More actions button again (...) and select Surgery Monitor (Beta):
5. From the pop up that comes up on the screen select the monitor that you have previously registered with the Surgery Monitor application (see Surgery Admin Manual) and click Connect:
6. Under Monitoring, a circle icon • with the name of the monitor will appear. It is yellow while connecting and will turn blue once connected:
7. Select Start Anesthesia to start monitoring in real-time.
NOTE: If you have a Digicare monitor, please read THIS FAQ for more details.
Now the Anesthetic Sheet will receive the values in real-time from the monitor. You will see data on the anesthetic sheet within a few seconds from each "minute" change-over.
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