Free
Correspondence  |   January 1995
Reply: A Monitor with a Mind of Its Own
Author Notes
  • Marketing Manager, Patient Monitoring Division, Hewlett Packard Company, 3000 Minuteman Road, Andover, Massachusetts 01810.
Article Information
Correspondence
Correspondence   |   January 1995
Reply: A Monitor with a Mind of Its Own
Anesthesiology 1 1995, Vol.82, 317. doi:
Anesthesiology 1 1995, Vol.82, 317. doi:
In Reply:—The “demo mode” of a monitoring product exists for the primary purpose of training new users. Because it is extremely important that the monitor is not placed into “demo mode” while monitoring a patient, we have installed a safety check requiring the use of a password to enter into “demo mode.” Once in “demo mode,” a visual indication on the monitor indicates “demo mode” status. It is also clearly stated in our documentation that “demo mode” does not support patient monitoring (product warning):
Warning:
The Configuration, Service and Demo modes do not support patient monitoring. When the monitor is attached to a patient it must be in the monitoring mode. However, we will review the suggestions of increasing the size of the “demo mode” notification and eliminating the password for leaving the “demo mode” and evaluate how we could implement these ideas, to further improve our product.
Mike Bunnell, Marketing Manager, Patient Monitoring Division, Hewlett Packard Company, 3000 Minuteman Road, Andover, Massachusetts 01810.
(Accepted for Publication October 5, 1994.)