What is the expected battery life for the SunTech CT40?
When batteries are fully charged, the SunTech CT40 is designed to run on internal battery power for 120 measurement cycles (BP, temperature and SpO2 measurements) before requiring recharge. When only the bottom segment of the battery symbol is illuminated, there is between 11 percent and 40 percent battery power remaining.
Will the device automatically power down?
When no measurements have been taken or buttons pressed for one hour, the device will automatically power-down and enter the low-power state and is considered “off.”
What is the significance of different beeps I hear during operation?
One long beep (approximately 3-second beep): Successful end of BP measurement.
Three long beeps: Severe hardware error.
One short beep (1-second beep): Power-up or Power-down complete.
Four short beeps: There has been an error.
If you abort a BP measurement by pressing the Start/Stop button, you will hear one short beep. Then after the pressure has been completely dumped from the cuff, you will hear one long beep.
Can pulse oximetry, temperature measurement, a barcode scanner or printer be added later too?
Yes, you can add vital signs modules and accessories to the SunTech CT40 at any time.
Can EMR connectivity be established at a later date if not enabled as part of initial configuration?
Yes, EMR settings can be accessed via the Advanced Configuration Application at any time.
Why are no MAP measurements showing on the display?
The ability to measure MAP must be turned on using the Advanced Configuration Application. It is turned off by default at the factory. If MAP is enabled, the results will alternate with heart rate results on the display screen. Note that MAP results are only validated for use outside of the United States.
Why is no heart rate data showing on the display?
If the device is configured to use the SpO2 sensor as the pulse rate source, and the sensor is not attached to the patient, there will not be heart rate data on the display. Only dashes will appear, or MAP results if MAP measurement is enabled.
How many measurements can be stored in the SunTech CT40 memory?
The SunTech CT40 can store 99 unique sets of measurements. After the 99th measurement has been saved, the next measurement will have the Memory Location Identifier label “01” and will overwrite the most recent measurement (measurement 99). . After all results are cleared from the memory, the Memory Location Identifier also will return to “01.”
Does the CT40 use encryption?
Yes, the CT40 offers end to end SSL encryption from the CT40 to the EMR system. If SSL is selected, no plain text data is transferred between the CT40 and the EMR system. SSL can be selected using the Advanced Configuration Application (see document 80-0072-00-MO).
When data is transferred by WiFi to a hospital information system is the data encrypted?
WPA(2) WiFi encryption may be used to provide encryption on the wireless link for any data transmitted over the WiFi. WPA(2) encryption only encrypts the wireless portion of the transfer, data on the wired hospital network is unencrypted. To ensure end to end encryption, SSL must be used.
Is the data on the CT40 encrypted?
The data contained within the CT40 is not encrypted, but it is protected via password and/or encrypted communication channels.