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Fetal monitor comparison chart


Philips Avalon FM20 and FM40 monitors provide comprehensive external fetal monitoring, as well as optional noninvasive maternal vital signs. The Avalon FM30 and FM50 monitors both add internal fetal monitoring. This chart can help you decide which mix of Avalon FM monitors is best for your labor and delivery department. 

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Care stage

Antepartum

Intrapartum

Antepartum

Intrapartum

Patient type

Fetal and maternal

Fetal and maternal

Fetal and maternal

Fetal and maternal

ECG

MECG

DECG, MECG

MECG

DECG, MECG

Waveforms

No

Standard

No

Standard

External fetal parameters

US, Toco

US, Toco

US, Toco

US, Toco

Twin capability

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Triplets capability

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Internal fetal parameters

N/A

DECG, IUP

N/A

DECG, IUP

Maternal parameters

MECG, Pulse.
Optional: NIBP

MECG, Pulse.
Optional: NIBP, SpO2

MECG, NIBP, Pulse, SpO2

MECG, NIBP, Pulse, SpO2

Smart Pulse technology

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Cross channel verification

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Fetal movement profile

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

System interface

Serial, LAN (optional)

Serial, LAN (optional)

Serial, LAN

Serial, LAN

PS/2 interfaces

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

USB interfaces

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Monitor screen display

6.5" (16.51 cm)

6.5" (16.51 cm)

6.5" (16.51 cm)

6.5" (16.51 cm)

Touch screen operation

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Video out interface

N/A

N/A

Standard

Standard

External touch interface

N/A

N/A

Optional

Optional

Rear interface for Avalon CL

2

2

2

2

NST timer

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

NST trace interpretation (optional)

For up to three FHRs

For up to three FHRs

For up to three FHRs

For up to three FHRs

Data buffer (standard)

Minimal 7 hours

Minimal 7 hours

Minimal 7 hours

Minimal 7 hours

Battery operating time (optional)

Minimal 4 hours

Minimal 4 hours

N/A

N/A

Weight

11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)

11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)

< 19.8 lbs (< 9.0 kg)

< 19.8 lbs (< 9.0 kg)

Weight with battery option

11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)

11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)

N/A

N/A

Care stage

Antepartum

Patient type

Fetal and maternal

ECG

MECG

Waveforms

No

External fetal parameters

US, Toco

Twin capability

Standard

Triplets capability

Optional

Internal fetal parameters

N/A

Maternal parameters

MECG, Pulse.
Optional: NIBP

Smart Pulse technology

Standard

Cross channel verification

Standard

Fetal movement profile

Standard

System interface

Serial, LAN (optional)

PS/2 interfaces

Optional

USB interfaces

Optional

Monitor screen display

6.5" (16.51 cm)

Touch screen operation

Standard

Video out interface

N/A

External touch interface

N/A

Rear interface for Avalon CL

2

NST timer

Standard

NST trace interpretation (optional)

For up to three FHRs

Data buffer (standard)

Minimal 7 hours

Battery operating time (optional)

Minimal 4 hours

Weight

11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)

Weight with battery option

11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)

Care stage

Intrapartum

Patient type

Fetal and maternal

ECG

DECG, MECG

Waveforms

Standard

External fetal parameters

US, Toco

Twin capability

Standard

Triplets capability

Optional

Internal fetal parameters

DECG, IUP

Maternal parameters

MECG, Pulse.
Optional: NIBP, SpO2

Smart Pulse technology

Standard

Cross channel verification

Standard

Fetal movement profile

Standard

System interface

Serial, LAN (optional)

PS/2 interfaces

Optional

USB interfaces

Optional

Monitor screen display

6.5" (16.51 cm)

Touch screen operation

Standard

Video out interface

N/A

External touch interface

N/A

Rear interface for Avalon CL

2

NST timer

Standard

NST trace interpretation (optional)

For up to three FHRs

Data buffer (standard)

Minimal 7 hours

Battery operating time (optional)

Minimal 4 hours

Weight

11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)

Weight with battery option

11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)

Care stage

Antepartum

Patient type

Fetal and maternal

ECG

MECG

Waveforms

No

External fetal parameters

US, Toco

Twin capability

Standard

Triplets capability

Optional

Internal fetal parameters

N/A

Maternal parameters

MECG, NIBP, Pulse, SpO2

Smart Pulse technology

Standard

Cross channel verification

Standard

Fetal movement profile

Standard

System interface

Serial, LAN

PS/2 interfaces

Optional

USB interfaces

Optional

Monitor screen display

6.5" (16.51 cm)

Touch screen operation

Standard

Video out interface

Standard

External touch interface

Optional

Rear interface for Avalon CL

2

NST timer

Standard

NST trace interpretation (optional)

For up to three FHRs

Data buffer (standard)

Minimal 7 hours

Battery operating time (optional)

N/A

Weight

< 19.8 lbs (< 9.0 kg)

Weight with battery option

N/A

Care stage

Intrapartum

Patient type

Fetal and maternal

ECG

DECG, MECG

Waveforms

Standard

External fetal parameters

US, Toco

Twin capability

Standard

Triplets capability

Optional

Internal fetal parameters

DECG, IUP

Maternal parameters

MECG, NIBP, Pulse, SpO2

Smart Pulse technology

Standard

Cross channel verification

Standard

Fetal movement profile

Standard

System interface

Serial, LAN

PS/2 interfaces

Optional

USB interfaces

Optional

Monitor screen display

6.5" (16.51 cm)

Touch screen operation

Standard

Video out interface

Standard

External touch interface

Optional

Rear interface for Avalon CL

2

NST timer

Standard

NST trace interpretation (optional)

For up to three FHRs

Data buffer (standard)

Minimal 7 hours

Battery operating time (optional)

N/A

Weight

< 19.8 lbs (< 9.0 kg)

Weight with battery option

N/A

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