A multiparameter monitor is a medical device for monitoring a patient’s vital signs. It is mainly used in intensive care, hospitalization or ER. In general, basic models are used to monitor cardiac activity (ECG), blood pressure (NIBP), respiration (RESP), oxygen saturation (SpO2) and temperature (TEMP).
They display the value of each parameter while presenting the evolution curves over time. For some models, modules can be added to measure other parameters (ETCO2, CO2, pCO2, IBP, EEG, EMG, etc.). They have audible and visual alarms to alert medical personnel to any risks related to the patient’s condition. Some monitors are designed for veterinary use.