I have not worked with the Baxter monitor alot. Set one up last week and continued to get the Light intensity too bright message on the SV02. I recalibrated the entire machine, and also switched machines, but still could not get the message to go away and get the SV02. None of the nurses I worked with and in any other units had any other suggestions. What could be causing it?
Nov 9, '00
The tip of your swan was probably up against the vessel wall. You could try wedging the swan, flushing it or you may need to pull back a cm. Hope that helps!
Nov 9, '00
Thanks for the reply. As it turns out there was some sort of Y2K comp constant issue- we have to change all of our comp constants and I don't get it, but we use older equipment at our hospital... I'm still a little confused about it, luckily I haven't had to Swan anyone since. But, I am keeping ALL the TIPS you gave,. they are great. The Swan in the most intimidating piece of equipment I have come up against so far (even more so than Ventrics, etc.) SO any tips for dealing with them are most appreciated. (HINT: if you have anymore, share away!!!!) Thanks again.. I am adding to my troubleshooting repertoire!