Evaluation: Nihon Kohden America Life Scope G9 CSM-1901 ICU Physiologic Monitoring System

May 21, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • Depending on their configuration, physiologic monitoring systems measure and display waveforms and numeric data for various parameters, including ECG, respiratory rate, noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) and invasive blood pressure (IBP; systolic, diastolic, and mean), body temperature, pulse rate, arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SpO2), mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO2), cardiac output, end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2), intracranial pressure, and airway gas concentrations (particularly during the administration of anesthesia).
  • Major device components and software features:
    • Life Scope BSM-1700 transport monitor—This unit offers a 14.5 cm (5.7 in) color touchscreen LCD display and is intended for continuous measurement of adult, pediatric, and neonatal physiologic parameters. The BSM-1700 can be docked to the Life Scope G9 bedside monitor as a patient measurement module and can also function as a transport monitor with wireless communication directly to the bedside monitor and central station using an IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n connection.
    • Life Scope G9 CSM-1901 bedside monitor—A high-acuity bedside monitor intended for continuous monitoring of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients
      • The Life Scope G9 is intended to:
        • Admit and discharge patients via an automatically populated list from the hospital's admit/discharge/transfer (ADT) system by using a bar-code scanner or through a patient search feature
        • Display numeric data, graphical trends, and parametric waveforms received from a data acquisition unit (BSM-1700) as well as visual and audible alarm signals
        • Serve as a connectivity hub to integrate patient data from different stand-alone medical devices connected to the patient (e.g., ventilators, hemodynamic monitors) using the optional peripheral-device-specific interface cables (QF and IF series)
        • Communicate and transfer patient data to the Life Scope CNS-6801 central station over a wired LAN connection through Nihon Kohden's proprietary LS-NET network
      • Life Scope G9 specifications:
        • Display: 54.6 cm (21.5 in) LCD touchscreen display. The G9 can support up to three configurable screens.
        • Parameters monitored using the...

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