A Close Look at the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor

Whether it’s at the gym, an automobile accident, or on a battlefield, the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor is ready to help emergency medical services (EMS) save lives. Philips is dedicated to assisting medical personnel in prehospital settings or other critical healthcare situations. The rugged, lightweight construction of the Tempus Pro Monitor, combined with its intuitive functionality, allows it to be the hub of critical care in any situation. 

When the Tempus Pro Monitor is powered up with the Philips Tempus LS manual defibrillator, the units automatically pair up and form the Philips Tempus ALS system. We’re going to look at the benefits of the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor for civilian and military medical staff. 

Your Companion in an Emergency

Portability is of the utmost importance since first responders often cover rough terrain or move through hostile conditions. Philips understands this, which is why the Tempus Pro Monitor only weighs seven pounds. It’s easily transportable along with the Tempus LS and other necessary lifesaving equipment. 

The Philips Tempus Pro Monitor is also built tough and has an IP66 rating, making it ready for use even in the worst conditions. IP is an abbreviation for Ingress Protection, which is a measurement of how well a device resists infiltration by foreign material. The first number represents the protection against solid objects. Six is the highest rating, indicating that even dust can’t infiltrate the device. The second number indicates the protection against infiltration by water or liquids, which is a six out of a possible score of nine for this device. 

The monitor features a 6.5-inch color display that’s bright enough to be readable even in full daylight. All of the monitor’s functions are controlled via touch screen menus that can still be operated with gloved hands. Patient data can be reviewed in a variety of ways, including four waveform color displays. The screen is also night vision compatible with an integrated tactical switch for use in hostile situations, including military applications.

Other useful features include a 4.3-inch thermal printer for providing hard copies of patient monitoring data. The fully integrated 3.2-megapixel camera can record detailed images to add to the patient’s record of care for later review. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides over ten hours of battery life with the screen brightness at sixty percent or up to 14 hours of battery life with battery-saving mode activated. With the unit’s extended battery life, emergency personnel don’t have to be concerned about their equipment failing during a long shift or at the moment when it’s needed most. 

An Expandable System

The Philips Tempus Pro Monitor acts as a general-purpose device that can be upgraded depending on the situations that emergency healthcare providers typically encounter. Its unique capability as a scalable platform makes the Tempus Pro Monitor unmatched among medical monitoring systems.

Not only can defibrillation capabilities be added with the pairing of the Philips Tempus LS, but the Tempus Pro Monitor can also act as a video laryngoscope imager via USB and vital sign monitor. Medical professionals can customize and add accessories as necessitated by patient care requirements and budgets. 

The Sensor Capabilities of the Philips Tempus Pro 

The Philips Tempus Pro Monitor includes multiple sensing capabilities and can report a variety of patient data

  • ECG monitoring
  • Real-time arrhythmia detection and alarming
  • Real-time ST and QT measurement and alarming
  • 12 Lead diagnostic ECG recording
  • 12 lead ECG recording interpretation
  • Heart rate (from ECG) or pulse rate (from pulse oximetry)
  • Invasive blood pressure (IBP)
  • Non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP)
  • End-tidal CO2 (ETCO2)
  • Respiration rate
  • Pulse Oximetry, including oxygen saturation (SpO2), total hemoglobin (SpHb), methemoglobin saturation (SpMet), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), oxygen content (SpOC), pleth variability index (PVI)
  • Patient temperature

Data Transmission and Management

The Tempus Pro Monitor sets a new industry standard for on-site data management. First responders have total control over how much data is collected and how it gets shared. Users can augment the onboard patient record of care with images taken from the device’s camera (and all data is encrypted and shared using secure methods). Two-way communication and real-time data transfer allow emergency medical attendants to relay information straight to ER personnel. Patient data can also be exported to USB or integrated into ePCR software. 

The Tempus Pro Monitor uses Masimo, a worldwide leader and innovator in sensor and signal processing solutions, to provide the latest breakthroughs in the field of vital sign monitoring.  

Users of the Tempus Pro Monitor can collaborate and share data quickly and effectively utilizing Philips IntelliSpace Corsium. This is a web-based software platform that allows for real-time data sharing and collaboration. Physicians and hospital-based care providers can make diagnoses and care recommendations relayed directly to the Philips Tempus Monitor, allowing advanced care to begin long before the patient ever gets to a hospital. 

Live and historical patient data from multiple Tempus Pro devices can be collected and viewed securely via web browser or on smartphones, tablets, or PCs without any additional software or applications. IntelliSpace Corsium can receive data from the Tempus Pro Monitor using a multitude of transmission methods: Wi-Fi, ethernet, and local cellular networks. Users can rest assured that data transmission remains secure and reliable even in situations when communication is not ideal. 

Comprehensive Patient Monitoring

The Philips Tempus Pro Monitor is the best solution for real-time patient monitoring and diagnostics, combining the ability to provide video laryngoscopy with airway maintenance, ultrasound, and telemedicine. No other portable field monitor has a vast array of patient monitoring options while simultaneously being able to expand to become the focal point of a single lifesaving system. 

The Tempus Pro Monitor is rugged, reliable, and ready for the most complex medical situations. When equipped with this monitor, medical personnel will be free to perform their jobs and not be held back or distracted by their equipment’s shortcomings. For more information on the Philips Tempus Pro Monitor or any other medical products in the Philips family, contact Penn Care