The GE Dash 2000 patient monitor offers a compact design, yet provides clinical facilities and hospitals with a useful interface for monitoring all patient vitals. The device offers a color screen that gives physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff the ability to adjust settings and gain an overview of blood pressure, pulse rate, and other patient vitals.
The GE Dash 2000 comes with a 5.8-inch monitor, featuring a Hi-Bright LCD display, with a resolution of 320 pixels by 240 pixels. The display unit can provide real-time information and non-real-time data simultaneously, and displayed vitals are prioritized based on the parameter of each particular vital.
The monitor offers a trim knob for easy controlling of the interface, along with five keys that are programmed in the following ways:
A 24 MHz 32-bit MPC 821 microcontroller is integrated as the monitors main processor, along with a 15.72 MHz 32-bit MC68332 data acquisition microprocessor. The monitor also features 4MB of internal flash memory, as well as a 4MB DRAM data storage unit.
Four alarm levels are built into the pre-programmed settings, which include:
Notifications of alarms are provided to nursing staff in both audible and visual manners, with a one-minute silencing feature.
Multiple vitals can be monitored simultaneously to ensure nursing staff can notify physicians of any significant changes to the patients health instantaneously. Vital monitoring options provided by the GE Dash 2000 include: