After 30 minutes my medSim 300B shuts itself off. The battery is not dead so why did it shut off?
You can adjust the time that the medSim 300B will stay on in the Utilities menu under the TIME button. You can adjust the time that the medSim 300B will stay powered on from 30 minutes to 8 hours or select off and it will never turn off. You can also save any of these settings by pushing the save button in Utilities. For extended periods of use you should always use the battery eliminator and not rely on battery power.
Can I create a preset series of simulations using my medSim 300B that will run automatically?
There are two different types of sequential procedures that can be used in the medSim 300B menu. The first is called auto sequences. These are eight preprogrammed sequences that run by automatically without showing the current simulation on the screen of the medSim 300B and no user interaction. The second type of sequential procedure is the step sequences. These can be started and stopped by the user prompts on the screen of the medSim 300B. There are three preprogrammed step sequences which include CCU, Holter and Pacemaker series. The other four step sequences are User sequences which can be completely programmed by the user to include several different types of simulations. You can program up to 20 simulation segments that will each run from 0.0 to 99 minutes. Each of these segments can be started and stopped at any time by the user.
How can I tell if my medSim 300B has the cardiac output option?
If your medSim 300B has the cardiac output option installed CO will be in the F1 position on the second menu of your medSim 300B. If cardiac output is not installed the F1 position will be blank. Your medSim 300B can be upgraded to give you the cardiac output option.
I am not getting any respiration signal on my monitor. Is something wrong with my medSim 300B?
The respiration signal is embedded in the signal from the ECG leads so make sure that they are connected properly using a known, good lead set. In the upper left corner on the front of the medSim 300B there are two switches that are used for respiration impedance and for selecting the lead for the respiration signal. Check with your monitor manual to see which baseline impedance should be used and adjust it accordingly on your medSim 300B. Try switching the lead position to see if the respiration signal comes in. If you still have no respiration signal call the service department at (888)993-5853 option 1 for an RMA and send your medSim in for repair.
My injectate temperature cable on my catheter set will not fit into the connector on my medSim 300B cardiac output box. What should I do to simulate cardiac output?
On some monitors you may need to cut off the thermister from the catheter set. There are two wires in the cable. These two cables must be connected to pins 1 and 3 on the injectate connector on the cardiac output box for the medSim 300B. The larger four pin connector is the injectate connector. Pins 1 and 3 are the two points that lead to the pot that is being adjusted for the injectate temperature. You can solder the wires from the thermister to the general purpose connector, part number 2392158, which can then be plugged into the injectate temperature connector on the cardiac output box.
What is the part number for the cardiac output box and cable that can be used in conjunction with the medSim 300B?
The part number for the CI-3 cardiac output cable and box assembly is 2392199. Cardiac output is an option on the medSim 300B. Buying this cable does not give you the cardiac output option
What is the part number for the medSim 300B battery eliminator?
The part number for the battery eliminator is 2183983.
What is the part number for the medSim 300B cardiac output cable for HP, Agilent and Philips monitors?
Two cables are needed to do cardiac output simulations on these monitors in addition to the HP catheter set. These two cables plug into each other to become the injectate temperature line from the medSim 300B to the thermister connection on the HP catheter set. The two cables that you will need are the HP temperature adapter, part number 2199257, and the cardiac output adapter cable, part number 2199240.
What is the part number for the medSim 300B temperature cable for HP, Agilent and Philips monitors?
Two cables are needed to do temperature simulations on these monitors. These two cables plug into each other to become the temperature line from the medSim 300B to the temperature module. The two cables that you will need are the HP temperature adapter, part number 2199257, and the YSI 400 series temperature cable, part number 2523334.
What is the part number for the temperature cable for the medSim 300B?
There are two different temperature cables for the medSim. YSI 400 temperature simulations use part number 2523334. YSI 700 temperature simulations use part number 2199019. Check to see which YSI specification is needed for clinical use.
What is the purpose of the medSim 300B's blood pressure sensitivity switch?
The blood pressure sensitivity switch allows you to change the transducer sensitivity for the blood pressure for either 5 or 40 uVolts. When using HP, Agilent, or Philips monitors with older M1006A blood pressure modules flipping this switch does not allow you to use a 40uV cable on a 5 uV transducer system. You still need the proper blood pressure cable, part number 2198902 for the 5uV systems or 2198916 for the older 40uV systems. The M1006B modules are all 5 uV systems.
What medSim 300B temperature cable should I use for my Zoll M-series defib with the temperature option?
The Fluke Biomedical (FBC) Patient Simulator YSI-400 temperature feature will interface to the Zoll Medical M-Series Defib Resuscitation System (NIBP/Temp Option) using the Fluke Biomedical (UT-4, temperature cable, Part Number 2523334). If your Zoll M-Series unit is equipped with the optional dual-temperature "Y" cable (Zoll Medical Part Number 8000-0675), I would recommend purchasing two (2) of the FBC temp cables for optimal simulation and medical product evaluation. Using the FBC medSim 300B, you will be able to perform simulations on both channels simultaneously. Additionally, you can check the "delta" temp feature of the M-Series that computes the difference between the two temperature channels. This feature is clinically used quite often when major gashes (re-attachments) in/of limbs are surgically repaired and the surgeon wants to ensure that the patient's (warming blood) circulation/perfusion is bridging the surgical site gap.
Excellent technical documentation regarding Zoll Medical M-Series temperature measurement capabilities is available from the Zoll Medical website (www.zoll.com) in their tech pub 9650-0220-01 Rev B.
Will the medSim 300B perform a room temperature injectate cardiac output simulation? I have tried adjusting my injectate to 20 degrees but then my simulated output readings are off.
No, the medSim 300B will only simulate cardiac output for chilled injectate (0 degrees C). Turn the pot used to adjust the simulated injectate temperature slowly as monitors do not update the temperatures shown on the screens very quickly. By turning the pot too quickly you may pass right by the 0 degree target temperature. The closer that you can set the injectate to exactly 0 degrees, the more accurate your cardiac output readings will be to the output that you have selected.