Designed with Patient Outcomes in Mind
- Measure blood pressure in just 15 seconds with SureBP® technology
- Help ensure accurate hypertension detection with BP averaging
- Choose from SureTemp® Plus and/or Braun ThermoScan® PRO 6000 thermometry
- Capture pulse oximetry with Masimo®, Nellcor® or Nonin® SpO2
- Spot-check respiration rate with the Masimo® RRp® technology
- Connect to your EMR with WiFi®, Ethernet
- Quickly and securely access a device with single sign-on (including Imprivata® integration)
- Help identify signs of patient deterioration with automated Early Warning Scores
- Customize your workflow to document patient observations and vitals modifiers
- Meet your workflow needs with mobile stands, wall mounts and integrated exam systems
- Secure patient information with data encryption and additional security features approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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Spot check respiration rate is now at your fingertips. Automate your workflow to standardize protocols and avoid transcription errors by adding the Masimo® RRp® sensor to your Connex Spot Monitor.
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Frequently Asked QuestionsExpand all
Where is the power supply for my Connex Spot Monitor? How do I order one?keyboard_arrow_downYou don't need to order the power supply as it is shipped with the Connex Spot Monitor.
How do you power down the Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_down
Follow the directions below. When you power down your monitor, patient measurements will remain in the monitor's memory for a maximum of 24 hours and are available for recall or electronic transmission to the network. Any configuration settings you have changed and saved will be maintained at the next startup.
To power down your Connex Spot Monitor:
- Press <power sign>. If there is a software upgrade available, a system message will ask if you want to upgrade.
- If so, touch OK.
- After the upgrade, or if there is no system message, a dialog box appears with options: >> Sign out (if you signed in with a Clinician ID) >> Power down >> Sleep >> Cancel
- Select “Power down” (or one of the other options if you choose NOT to power down). The monitor will power down. Other options allow you to sign out as a clinician so that another clinician can sign in, go into Sleep mode, or return to the prior screen if you choose “Cancel”. The battery continues to charge while in Sleep mode.
How do I access the advanced settings on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor?keyboard_arrow_downThe Advanced tab provides password-protected access to the monitor's advanced settings (or admin mode), enabling nurse administrators, biomedical engineers and/or service engineers to configure specific features. The Advanced tab also presents read-only information about the monitor. (Note: You cannot enter the advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms are active or if vital sign measurements are displayed.) To Access the Advanced Settings: >> Touch the Settings tab >> Touch the Advanced tab >> Enter the Advanced settings code >> Touch OK >> The General tab appears
How do I replace the battery on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_down
- Turn the monitor upside down to access the battery cover.
- Locate the battery cover, indicated by in image of a battery icon.
- Using a double-slotted screwdriver, loosen the captive screw at the base of the battery cover, and then remove the cover.
- Remove the old battery from the battery compartment.
- Disconnect the battery connector from the battery connection port on the monitor.
- Insert the battery connector for the new battery into the battery connection port on the monitor.
- Insert the new battery into the battery compartment.
- Replace the battery cover, and then tighten the captive screw at the bottom of the battery cover.
How do I know if the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, Connex ProBP 3400, Connex Vital Signs Monitor and Connex Integrated Wall System will work with my EMR or EHR?keyboard_arrow_downWelch Allyn Connex vital signs devices are compatible with most of today's EMR/EHR products. For details, see our Connected Partner list to see if your EMR/EHR partner is listed.
Can I use bleach wipes or wipe solutions on the screen of the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_down
Yes, you can use wipes on the touchscreen surface of the Connex Spot Monitor as long as the bleach concentration does not exceed 10%.Note: When cleaning the device, avoid using cloths or solutions that include quaternary ammonium compounds (ammonium chlorides) or glutaraldehyde-based disinfectants.
The following agents are compatible with the monitor. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s guidelines:
- Bacillol® AF Wipes
- Universal Wipes
- Detergent Wipes
- Clorox Healthcare®
- Bleach Germicidal Wipes
- Clorox Healthcare
- Dispatch® Wipes
- Fuzion™ Solution
- Diversey™ Accel® INTERVention™ Wipes
- Diversey Accel® TB Wipes
- Diversey Oxivir® 1 Wipes
- Diversey Oxivir® Plus 1:40 Solution
- Diversey Oxivir® TB Wipes
- Diversey Virex II (256) Solution
- SekuseptTM Plus - 1.5% Solution
- PDI® Sani-Cloth® Prime Wipes
- PDI Sani-Cloth® Active Wipes
- PDI Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes
- PDI Super Sani-Cloth® Wipes
- PDI Sani-Cloth® Plus Wipes
- Mikrozid® AF Wipes
- Spartan Chemical
- Super HDQ®L 10 Solution
- Tuffie 5 Wipes
- Viraguard Wipes
- Wexford Labs
- CleanCide Wipes
- 70% IPA Solution
- 50% Bleach Solution
Note: Disinfect according to your facility’s protocols and standards or local regulations.
What are some factors that could cause an inaccurate measurement?keyboard_arrow_down
- Poor cuff position
- Cuff is too loose or tight
- Cuff applied over clothing
- Taking a measurement within an hour after patient eats or drinks
- Taking a measurement within 20 minutes after patient takes a bath
- Being in a cold environment
- Taking a measurement immediately after patient smokes or drinks caffeinated beverages
- Taking a measurement while patient is talking or moving fingers
- Taking a measurement when patient needs to urinate
- Taking measurements in rapid succession
Does the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor have timed intervals and alarm capabilities?keyboard_arrow_downYes, the Connex Spot Monitor can acquire automatic, unattended, interval measurements and can be programmed to initiate interval measurements at variable periods for up to five hours. The device can also be configured as a traditional spot-check device, which removes the interval and alarm functions from the user interface.
Does Hillrom provide bar code scanner mounting options for the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_downYes, both the Connex Spot Monitor Accessory Power Management Stand and Classic Mobile Stand have an integrated holder for Welch Allyn barcode scanners.
My new Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor—which powers up only when it is plugged in and connected to A/C—has no power.keyboard_arrow_down
The Connex Spot Monitor ships with the battery disconnected while inside the battery compartment, so you'll just need to ensure that the battery is connected:
- Turn the monitor screen down to access the battery cover
- Locate the battery cover, indicated by an image of a battery icon on the back of the monitor.
- Using a double-slotted screwdriver, loosen the captive screw at the base of the battery cover and remove the cover.
- Remove the battery to access the battery connection port on the monitor.
- Insert the battery connector into the battery connection port on the monitor.
- Insert the battery into the battery compartment.
- Replace the battery cover and tighten the captive screw at the bottom of the battery cover.
Why doesn't the configuration file appear on the list when plugging the flash drive into the Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_downThe device does not support configuration files that are named with parentheses. This is a common issue if you've downloaded the same file multiple times from your web browser, for example, "MyFile.config" and "MyFile.config(2)". If this has happened, rename the file by deleting the parentheses. It will then appear in the list on the Connex® Spot Monitor.
How do I replace the battery on my Welch Allyn Accessory Power Management Stand (APM)?keyboard_arrow_down
Before removing the APM work surface battery, power down the monitor and disconnect the power cord from the main outlet. (Note: You do not have to remove the APM work surface from the stand to remove the APM work surface battery.)
- Loosen the captive screw on the bottom of the APM work surface that secures the battery cover
- Remove the battery cover
- Gently lift the latch with one hand and pull the tab on the top of the battery with your other hand to remove the battery from its slot
- Slide the new battery into the slot. (Note: Ensure that the tab on the top of the battery is facing you.)
- Replace the battery cover and tighten the captive screw on the bottom of the APM work surface
What is the youngest a patient can be to have blood pressure measured with the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_downNewborn
How is a patient reading recalled with the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_downTouch the Review tab to see the previously saved patient data.
Can you explain how the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor Battery Status "time indicator" works or what that number signifies?keyboard_arrow_down
The battery status indicator displays the state of the battery as represented by icons in the upper-right corner of the monitor display. The battery state can be one of the following:
- The monitor is connected to a power source and the battery is charging or is fully charged. The estimated charge rate is displayed as a percentage of capacity.
- The monitor is not connected to a power source and is running on battery power. The estimated charge time remaining, representing all available batteries in the monitor and stand, is shown by a series of 1 - 4 bars and hours/minutes.
- The monitor is connected to a power source, but the battery does not maintain a charge (or has been removed). Bars description: >> 4 Running on battery, battery charge is high; 76% - 100%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 3 Running on battery, battery charge is medium; 51% - 75%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 2 Running on battery, battery charge is low; 26% - 50%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 1 Running on battery, battery charge is very low; 11% - 25%; display time remaining (HH:MM) When the battery is not being recharged and power becomes low, an amber low-priority alarm appears in the status area.
How do I access the Advanced settings on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_down
You cannot access Advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms are active, or if vital sign measurements are displayed.
- From the Home tab, touch the Settings tab.
- Touch the Advanced vertical tab
- Enter 6345 as the access code and touch OK—the General tab will appear (Note: This access code is configurable and could be different at your location.)
- Perform service tasks by making selections or touching other tabs (Note: Service tasks and how to perform them are detailed in this section.)
- When you are done, touch Exit and the Home tab will appear
What are the possible causes for the SpO2 to not give a reading on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?keyboard_arrow_down
The following factors may cause inaccurate measurements during a SpO2 reading:
- Patient is in cardiac arrest or shock
- Excessive patient movement
- Bright light
- Sensor is too tight
- Moisture in the sensor
- Placement of a sensor on an extremity with a blood pressure cuff, arterial catheter, or intravascular line
- Incorrect sensor application or use
- Poor patient perfusion
- Arterial occlusion proximal to the sensor
- Venous pulsations
- Intravascular dyes such as indocyanine green or methylene blue
- Significant levels of dysfunctional hemoglobins (e.g., carboxyhemoglobin or methemoglobin)
- Fingernail polish (if finger sensor is used)
- Patient has hypotension, severe vasoconstriction, severe anemia, or hypothermia
- Exposure to excessive illumination, such as surgical lamps (especially ones with a xenon light source), bilirubin lamps, fluorescent lights, infrared heating lamps, or direct sunlight. Exposure to excessive illumination can be corrected by covering the sensor with a dark or opaque material.
How many cycles can I expect the battery on a Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor to last?keyboard_arrow_downIn an 8.37-hour period using continuous 10-minute cycles, 50 patient cycles can be completed (BP, temp, Nonin® SpO2, no radio, no scanner).
The touchscreen on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor is not responding—what should I do?keyboard_arrow_down
The touchscreen might need calibration:
- Calibrate the touchscreen
- Run the host calibration
- Sequence from the Service tool
- Replace the LCD / touchscreen
- Replace the main board