Defibrillator system including a removable monitoring electrodes adapter and method of detecting the monitoring adapter

  • US 6,304,783 B1
  • Filed: 10/14/1999
  • Issued: 10/16/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A defibrillator system for monitoring or defibrillating a patient, comprising:

  • a defibrillator capable of delivering an electrical pulse to the patient; and

    a removable monitoring adapter in communication with the defibrillator and a set of patient sensors, the monitoring adapter operable to communicate a patient parameter to the defibrillator and enable detection of the monitoring adapter by the defibrillator when the monitoring adapter is connected to the defibrillator, wherein the defibrillator inactivates a defibrillation capability in response to detection of the monitoring adapter.

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