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Connex Spot Monitor
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Welch Allyn®

Connex® Spot Monitor

Discover comprehensive monitoring—from basic vitals capture to early warning scoring and interval monitoring—in a simple, secure, connected solution.

 

Help enhance productivity and patient outcomes by capturing a full set of vital signs in less than a minute. With an easy-to-use, vivid touchscreen display, the Connex Spot Monitor provides the accurate vital signs measurements you need—including blood pressure averaging, custom scoring and spot check or interval monitoring. And with secure EMR connectivity, you can send vitals data directly from the bedside to a patient's chart—reducing manual data entry to help minimize errors so you can spend more time with your patients.

 

Adapt to the needs of your facility with an upgradeable design and custom configurations. Help identify and respond to signs of patient deterioration sooner with Early Warning Scores. Take advantage of blood pressure averaging to confidently detect hypertension. And choose from multiple mounting and mobility options, industry-leading thermometers and pulse oximeters, along with your preferred connectivity method.

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Features

Designed with Patient Outcomes in Mind

  • Measure blood pressure in just 15 seconds with SureBP® technology 
  • Help ensure accurate hypertension detection with BP averaging
  • Choose from SureTemp® Plus and/or Braun ThermoScan® PRO 6000 thermometry
  • Capture pulse oximetry with Masimo®, Nellcor® or Nonin® SpO2
  • Spot-check respiration rate with the Masimo® RRp® technology
  • Connect to your EMR with WiFi®, Ethernet, Bluetooth® or Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Quickly and securely access a device with single sign-on (including Imprivata® integration)
  • Measure height, weight and BMI with Scale-Tronix®, Detecto®, Health o meter® or SECA scales
  • Help identify signs of patient deterioration with automated Early Warning Scores
  • Customize your workflow to document patient observations and vitals modifiers
  • Meet your workflow needs with mobile stands, wall mounts and integrated exam systems
  • Secure patient information with data encryption and additional security features approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Female nurse puts a blood pressure cuff on a female patient who's in a hospital bed with the Connex Spot Monitor in the background

Simple

Color touchscreen is designed for simplicity and ease of use

Secure

Data encryption and security features are U.S. DoD approved

Connected

Send patient data to your EMR from the bedside for improved accuracy

Accurate

Our BP algorithm captures accurate readings despite patient movement
Nurse puts on the Marimo SpO2 sensor on a patient to capture respiration rate

Are you manually assessing respiration rate?

Spot check respiration rate is now at your fingertips. Automate your workflow to standardize protocols and avoid transcription errors by adding the Masimo® RRp® sensor to your Connex Spot Monitor.

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Parts & Accessories

Education & Documentation

Get in the know to get the most value out of your solution.

Product Documentation

  • Videos

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  • Assembly Guides

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    Connex Spot Monitor MS3 Classic Stand, Assembly Instructions
    Connex Spot Monitor (CSM) Integrated Wall Panel; Assembly Guide
    Welch Allyn Mobile Stand, Model 7000-APM, 7000-MWS, 4800-60 and 4900-60, Assembly Instructions
  • Brochure

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    Connex Spot Monitor Ambulatory Care Brochure
    Connex Spot Monitor Acute Care, Brochure
    Connex Spot Monitor and Masimo RRp Feature
    Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Devices for Ambulatory Care, Brochure
    Secure Device Access for Connex Vital Signs Devices Overview
    Manual to Digital Vitals Overview
    MACRA, Welch Allyn and You
    Welch Allyn WhisperDrive™ Technology
    Connex Clinical Surveillance System Partners In Care Support Program (SM4015), Brochure
    CSM, Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation For Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, Brochure
    Welch Allyn Solutions to Help Identify, Diagnose and Manage Hypertension
    Advancing Frontline Care: Ambulatory Care Overview Brochure
    Connecting Health o Meter Professional Scales to Welch Allyn Devices, Brochure
    Connecting DETECTO® Scales to Welch Allyn Devices
    Welch Allyn and Cerner Vitals Connectivity, Sales Brochure
    Connex Spot Monitor PIC Comprehensive Sell Sheet, Brochure
    Welch Allyn Vital Signs Devices Warranty Uplift Options, Brochure
    CSM Partners in Care Biomed Service Sheet
    CSM CVSM Ambulatory Surgery Center Brochure
    Connex Spot Monitor and Masimo RRp Feature
  • Comparison Sheet

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    Welch Allyn Multi-Parameter Vital Signs Devices Comparison Sheet
  • Configuration Sheet/Tool

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    Connex Spot Monitor Configuration Logic and Ordering
  • Customer Service Bulletin

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    CSM_EMR _USB DRIVER INSTALL BEHAVIOR; Customer Service Bulletin
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    Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6000 (CVSM), Connex Integrated Wall System (CIWS), CP50, CP150, Connex Spot Monitor (CSM), Update to Service Manuals Regarding Recommended Electrical Safety Testing, Customer Service Bulletin
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    6000-916HS and 7000-916HS, Connex Scanner I2of5 Symbology Disabled, Customer Service Bulletin
  • Installation Guide

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    Wall Mount Kit 7000-GCX for Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, Installation Guide
    Welch Allyn Connex SPOT Monitor; Start Up Guide
    Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor Desk Stand, Installation Guide
  • Quick Reference Guide

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    Connex Spot Monitor 1.x Quick Reference Guide
    Blood Pressure Accuracy and Variability, Quick Reference Guide
    Digital Device Replacement Blood Pressure Cuff, Quick Reference Guide
  • Service Manual

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    Connex Spot Monitor Software Version 1.X, Service Manual
  • Specification Sheet

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    Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor Specification Sheet
    Connex Spot Monitor Mounting and Mobility Options, Specification Sheet
    CSM SmartCare Service Sheet
    Connex Spot Monitor Blood Pressure Capabilities Overview Flyer
  • User Manual

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    Connex Spot Monitor, Version 1.X User Manual, English
    Instructions for Use Amendment CE Insert
    Wireless Best Practices
  • User Manual (Previous Versions)

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    2017 Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, Version 1.X, User Manual
    2018 Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, Version 1.X, User Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the power supply for my Connex Spot Monitor? How do I order one?

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    You don't need to order the power supply as it is shipped with the Connex Spot Monitor.
  • How do you power down the Connex Spot Monitor?

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    Follow the directions below. When you power down your monitor, patient measurements will remain in the monitor's memory for a maximum of 24 hours and are available for recall or electronic transmission to the network. Any configuration settings you have changed and saved will be maintained at the next startup.

    To power down your Connex Spot Monitor:

    1. Press <power sign>. If there is a software upgrade available, a system message will ask if you want to upgrade.
    2. If so, touch OK.
    3. After the upgrade, or if there is no system message, a dialog box appears with options: >> Sign out (if you signed in with a Clinician ID) >> Power down >> Sleep >> Cancel
    4. Select “Power down” (or one of the other options if you choose NOT to power down). The monitor will power down. Other options allow you to sign out as a clinician so that another clinician can sign in, go into Sleep mode, or return to the prior screen if you choose “Cancel”. The battery continues to charge while in Sleep mode.
  • How do I access the advanced settings on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor?

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    The Advanced tab provides password-protected access to the monitor's advanced settings (or admin mode), enabling nurse administrators, biomedical engineers and/or service engineers to configure specific features. The Advanced tab also presents read-only information about the monitor. (Note: You cannot enter the advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms are active or if vital sign measurements are displayed.) To Access the Advanced Settings: >> Touch the Settings tab >> Touch the Advanced tab >> Enter the Advanced settings code >> Touch OK >> The General tab appears
  • How do I replace the battery on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?

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    1. Turn the monitor upside down to access the battery cover.
    2. Locate the battery cover, indicated by in image of a battery icon.
    3. Using a double-slotted screwdriver, loosen the captive screw at the base of the battery cover, and then remove the cover.
    4. Remove the old battery from the battery compartment.
    5. Disconnect the battery connector from the battery connection port on the monitor.
    6. Insert the battery connector for the new battery into the battery connection port on the monitor.
    7. Insert the new battery into the battery compartment.
    8. Replace the battery cover, and then tighten the captive screw at the bottom of the battery cover.
  • How do I know if the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, Connex ProBP 3400, Connex Vital Signs Monitor and Connex Integrated Wall System will work with my EMR or EHR?

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    Welch Allyn Connex vital signs devices are compatible with most of today's EMR/EHR products. For details, see our Connected Partner list to see if your EMR/EHR partner is listed.
  • Can I use bleach wipes or wipe solutions on the screen of the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?

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    Yes, you can use wipes on the touchscreen surface of the Connex Spot Monitor as long as the bleach concentration does not exceed 10%.Note: When cleaning the device, avoid using cloths or solutions that include quaternary ammonium compounds (ammonium chlorides) or glutaraldehyde-based disinfectants.

    The following agents are compatible with the monitor. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s guidelines:

    • Bacillol® AF Wipes
    • Clinell®
    • Universal Wipes
    • Clinitex®
    • Detergent Wipes
    • Clorox Healthcare®
    • Bleach Germicidal Wipes
    • Clorox Healthcare
    • Dispatch® Wipes
    • Fuzion™ Solution
    • Diversey™ Accel® INTERVention™ Wipes
    • Diversey Accel® TB Wipes
    • Diversey Oxivir® 1 Wipes
    • Diversey Oxivir® Plus 1:40 Solution
    • Diversey Oxivir® TB Wipes
    • Diversey Virex II (256) Solution
    • Ecolab
    • SekuseptTM Plus - 1.5% Solution
    • Metrex™
    • CaviWipes™
    • PDI® Sani-Cloth® Prime Wipes
    • PDI Sani-Cloth® Active Wipes
    • PDI Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes
    • PDI Super Sani-Cloth® Wipes
    • PDI Sani-Cloth® Plus Wipes
    • Schuelke
    • Mikrozid® AF Wipes
    • Spartan Chemical
    • Super HDQ®L 10 Solution
    • Vernacare
    • Tuffie 5 Wipes
    • Veridien
    • Viraguard Wipes
    • Wexford Labs
    • CleanCide Wipes
    • 70% IPA Solution
    • 50% Bleach Solution

    Note: Disinfect according to your facility’s protocols and standards or local regulations.

  • What are some factors that could cause an inaccurate measurement?

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    Several, including:

    • Poor cuff position
    • Cuff is too loose or tight
    • Cuff applied over clothing
    • Taking a measurement within an hour after patient eats or drinks
    • Taking a measurement within 20 minutes after patient takes a bath
    • Being in a cold environment
    • Taking a measurement immediately after patient smokes or drinks caffeinated beverages
    • Taking a measurement while patient is talking or moving fingers
    • Taking a measurement when patient needs to urinate
    • Taking measurements in rapid succession
  • Does the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor have timed intervals and alarm capabilities?

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    Yes, the Connex Spot Monitor can acquire automatic, unattended, interval measurements and can be programmed to initiate interval measurements at variable periods for up to five hours. The device can also be configured as a traditional spot-check device, which removes the interval and alarm functions from the user interface.
  • Does Hillrom provide bar code scanner mounting options for the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?

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    Yes, both the Connex Spot Monitor Accessory Power Management Stand and Classic Mobile Stand have an integrated holder for Welch Allyn barcode scanners.
  • My new Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor—which powers up only when it is plugged in and connected to A/C—has no power.

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    The Connex Spot Monitor ships with the battery disconnected while inside the battery compartment, so you'll just need to ensure that the battery is connected:

    1. Turn the monitor screen down to access the battery cover
    2. Locate the battery cover, indicated by an image of a battery icon on the back of the monitor.
    3. Using a double-slotted screwdriver, loosen the captive screw at the base of the battery cover and remove the cover.
    4. Remove the battery to access the battery connection port on the monitor.
    5. Insert the battery connector into the battery connection port on the monitor.
    6. Insert the battery into the battery compartment.
    7. Replace the battery cover and tighten the captive screw at the bottom of the battery cover.
  • Why doesn't the configuration file appear on the list when plugging the flash drive into the Connex Spot Monitor?

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    The device does not support configuration files that are named with parentheses. This is a common issue if you've downloaded the same file multiple times from your web browser, for example, "MyFile.config" and "MyFile.config(2)". If this has happened, rename the file by deleting the parentheses. It will then appear in the list on the Connex® Spot Monitor.
  • How do I replace the battery on my Welch Allyn Accessory Power Management Stand (APM)?

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    Before removing the APM work surface battery, power down the monitor and disconnect the power cord from the main outlet. (Note: You do not have to remove the APM work surface from the stand to remove the APM work surface battery.)

    1. Loosen the captive screw on the bottom of the APM work surface that secures the battery cover
    2. Remove the battery cover
    3. Gently lift the latch with one hand and pull the tab on the top of the battery with your other hand to remove the battery from its slot
    4. Slide the new battery into the slot. (Note: Ensure that the tab on the top of the battery is facing you.)
    5. Replace the battery cover and tighten the captive screw on the bottom of the APM work surface
  • Can you explain how the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor Battery Status "time indicator" works or what that number signifies?

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    The battery status indicator displays the state of the battery as represented by icons in the upper-right corner of the monitor display. The battery state can be one of the following:

    • The monitor is connected to a power source and the battery is charging or is fully charged. The estimated charge rate is displayed as a percentage of capacity.
    • The monitor is not connected to a power source and is running on battery power. The estimated charge time remaining, representing all available batteries in the monitor and stand, is shown by a series of 1 - 4 bars and hours/minutes.
    • The monitor is connected to a power source, but the battery does not maintain a charge (or has been removed). Bars description: >> 4 Running on battery, battery charge is high; 76% - 100%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 3 Running on battery, battery charge is medium; 51% - 75%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 2 Running on battery, battery charge is low; 26% - 50%; display time remaining (HH:MM) >> 1 Running on battery, battery charge is very low; 11% - 25%; display time remaining (HH:MM) When the battery is not being recharged and power becomes low, an amber low-priority alarm appears in the status area.
  • How do I access the Advanced settings on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?

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    You cannot access Advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms are active, or if vital sign measurements are displayed.

    1. From the Home tab, touch the Settings tab.
    2. Touch the Advanced vertical tab
    3. Enter 6345 as the access code and touch OK—the General tab will appear (Note: This access code is configurable and could be different at your location.)
    4. Perform service tasks by making selections or touching other tabs (Note: Service tasks and how to perform them are detailed in this section.)
    5. When you are done, touch Exit and the Home tab will appear
  • What are the possible causes for the SpO2 to not give a reading on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor?

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    The following factors may cause inaccurate measurements during a SpO2 reading:

    • Patient is in cardiac arrest or shock
    • Excessive patient movement
    • Bright light
    • Sensor is too tight
    • Moisture in the sensor
    • Placement of a sensor on an extremity with a blood pressure cuff, arterial catheter, or intravascular line
    • Incorrect sensor application or use
    • Poor patient perfusion
    • Arterial occlusion proximal to the sensor
    • Venous pulsations
    • Intravascular dyes such as indocyanine green or methylene blue
    • Significant levels of dysfunctional hemoglobins (e.g., carboxyhemoglobin or methemoglobin)
    • Fingernail polish (if finger sensor is used)
    • Patient has hypotension, severe vasoconstriction, severe anemia, or hypothermia
    • Exposure to excessive illumination, such as surgical lamps (especially ones with a xenon light source), bilirubin lamps, fluorescent lights, infrared heating lamps, or direct sunlight. Exposure to excessive illumination can be corrected by covering the sensor with a dark or opaque material.
  • How many cycles can I expect the battery on a Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor to last?

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    In an 8.37-hour period using continuous 10-minute cycles, 50 patient cycles can be completed (BP, temp, Nonin® SpO2, no radio, no scanner).
  • The touchscreen on my Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor is not responding—what should I do?

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    The touchscreen might need calibration:

    • Calibrate the touchscreen
    • Run the host calibration
    • Sequence from the Service tool
    • Replace the LCD / touchscreen
    • Replace the main board
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Special Information for U.S. Customers Only

The FDA issued Enforcement Policy for Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring Devices Used to Support Patient Monitoring During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. During this emergency and while the policy is in effect, FDA does not intend to object to limited modifications to the FDA-cleared indications without prior submission of a 510(K) where the modification does not create an undue risk. Hillrom does not yet have FDA 510(k) clearance on the combination use of the Connex Spot Monitor with Masimo RRp. Hillrom intends to adhere to FDA’s recommendations to market CSM with Masimo RRp with appropriate testing and labeling while the policy is in effect. 

This device is intended to provide recommendations that should be used in an adjunctive (supportive) manner and are not intended to be used as a primary means to make diagnosis, prevention, or treatment recommendations. 

Modifications to FDA Cleared Indications for Use (modifications are underlined)

The Connex Spot Monitors are intended to be used by clinicians and medically qualified personnel for monitoring of noninvasive blood pressure, pulse rate, noninvasive functional oxygen saturation of arteriolar hemoglobin (SpO2), and body temperature in normal and axillary modes of neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients. Monitoring Respiration Rate from photophlethysmogram (RRp) is indicated for adult and pediatric patients greater than 2 years old.

The most likely locations for patients to be monitored are general medical or surgical floors and general hospital and alternate care environments. The product is available for sale only upon the order of a physician or licensed health care professional.

Device Performance 
Validation of the integration of Masimo RRp technology into the CSM device was completed through software verification testing and design validation of the RRp parameter in the device user interface and IFU. The CSM device has been tested and shown to comply with IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 and IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition. A Risk assessment has been performed according to ISO 14971. Any identified hazards have been found to be acceptable.

Potential Risks 
See the Instructions for Use included on the enclosed CD for a complete list of Warnings and Cautions. 

For Further information on the Hillrom Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor, including the Instructions for Use, please visit Hillrom.com.