GE—Solar 8000i and Solar 8000M Patient Monitor Software: Automatic-View-On-Alarm Feature May Fail

February 26, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a February 12, 2014, Urgent Medical Device Correction letter submitted by ECRI Institute member hospitals, GE states that the AVOA feature on the systems below may stop functioning if the patient monitor is discharged from the CIC Central Station while a remote automatic bedside alarm view is being displayed on the Solar. If this problem occurs, subsequent remote AVOA alarms will not automatically appear on the left side of the Solar display. GE also states that the user interface menus on the discharged patient monitor may not function correctly, potentially resulting in delayed treatment because of missed alarms that may be serious. GE further states that parameters, waveforms, and alarms associated with the patient directly connected to the above patient monitors are not affected. The manufacturer has not confirmed the information provided in the source material.


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