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Oxycon Initialization


Initialize the Oxycon
  • Setup:
    • Insert battery in to DEx.
    • Connect TripleV measuring sensor and sample line to the SBx
    • Connect PCa to computer via USB cable
    • Connect SBx with PCa (using yellow cable)

  • Turn on DEx. wait for green light to appear.
  • Click 'Lab Manager' icon on desktop. Automatic Self-check will be initiated, and system will takearound 15 minutes to warm-up afterwards.
    • Check for round green 'OK' sticker in the lower left hand corner of the middle box under the heading that hopefully says "System Check OK".
    • Make sure flashcard is in DEx. (Is DEX connected?)
    • Connect Flowmeter to the colar. Then connect the ''Triple V'' line to the 'Cal Flow' opening and the "Sample Line" to the 'Cal Gas' opening on the PCa.
    • Make sure 12V DC, 35W power supple is connected, and stays connected throughout the calibration process only! (add a picture about how the connections should look like).




  • After warm-up is complete,
    • Unplug the SBx device from the PCA unit. Then, plug it to the DEx and Flowmeter as shown in the picture. (add picture)
    • Unplug TripleV and Sample Line from PCa (Make sure Sample line is attached to TripleV at a hole on the outside of the sensor)
    • Press the "ON" button in the DEx unit.
      • In the DEx unit, make sure that the orange light is "on" and the green light "blinks", to indicate "Standby".
      • In the SBx unit, make sure that the green light "blinks".
      • Note: When you are calibrating or running the programs, those lights should remain on and constant.







    • In the Oxycon PC, click 'Ambient Conditions' icon:
      • Click 'F1' on top left corner to start.
      • Wait for numbers to populate.
      • Once the numbers have been populated, press 'F12' on the bottom left of the screen to save the data.
      • New window opens to save the data. Click 'Yes'.
      • Lab manager application should close automatically after. Do not be alarmed that the program closed out, wait a few seconds and the main menu will appear again.




    • Connect SBx to PCa as shown in the picture. (Picture?)
      • Put Sample line in to 'Cal Gas'.
      • Click 'Auto CalVol Calibration' icon
        • Press 'F1' to start.
        • You will hear flow noise.
        • Wait for "old","new", and " % Diff" values to populate.
        • Once the values have been populated press 'F12' to save.
        • When prompted to save, click 'Yes








    • Connect 'Cal Gas' line to the gas tank.
        • Do not remove any other connections.
        • Make sure that the sample tube is connected to the PCa unit (Cal. Gas opening).
        • Turn gas tank on. Make sure you turn on the tank valve until it is "fully" open.




    • Click 'Gas Analyzer Calibration' icon
      • Click 'F1' to start.
      • Wait for new " * ", " % ", " Diff " values to populate.
      • Close gas tank.
      • Disconnect 'Cal Bus' line.
      • Click 'F12' to save.




    • Click 'Patient Data' icon
      • Enter current session name for Last Name, First Name and Identification.
      • Enter Date of Birth, gender, height in inches/cm, weight in lbs/kg.
      • Click 'F12' to save.
      • When prompted to save, click 'Yes'.




    • Connect SBx to DEx.
    • Remove Sample line from PCa./
    • Remove Triple V unit from PCa.
    • Attach SBx+DEx with correct orientations to backpack.
    • Place mask on the subject.
    • Connect Triple V unit to mask.
    • Click 'Breath by Breath' icon
      • New window opens showing ambient values. Check to see correct values are shown and click 'OK'. (what are the values here? screen capture)
      • Click 'F1' to start. Open 'Oxycon Sync Application' on PC.
      • Check for 'Background Zeroing' at bottom right corner of the screen to turn green.
      • When it turns green insert Sample line into the mask and at the same time click 'Synchronize Oxycon' button. (Do not press 'Synchronise Oxycon' button before the Sample line has been inserted into the mask.)
      • Click 'F1' until phase changes from 'Rest' to 'Test' (bottom right corner of the screen).






NOTE:
  • In the Report Designer application in Utilities open the report template you want to use for the test results. Double click on the box containing the data elements to be printed.
      • a) It's important to make sure that Time, Energy expend, O2 uptake, and CO2 production are included in the elements printed in the report. If they aren't in the Selection box find them in Parameters and insert them. If the Insert button can't be clicked delete some of the elements in Selection until the necessary elements can be inserted.
      • b) Go over to the Interval tab and change the averaging type to Breath Averaging and the Step Size to 1. Save and exit.





  • In the Startup settings box for the Breath x Breath test, go to the averaging box and set the Method to Time and the Delta Time to 5. Combined with the report settings these produce the most accurate results.






More Initialization Tips



  • **Insert battery in DEx
    • Turn on DEx
    • Open lab manager icon on desktop
      • System will warm up for 15 mins
      • check for green "ok" light
      • Make sure Flashcard is in DEx
      • Connect flowmeter to collar, connect to triple V line, place into Cal FLow opening in PCa

**




    • After warm-up is complete:
      • Click on Ambient Conditions icon
        • wait for numbers to populate
        • Press F12, save
        • Save? Press "yes"







      • Click on Auto Cal Vol Calib
        • Connect SBx to PCa
        • put sample line in Cal Gas outlet
        • Press F1 to start
          • You'll hear flow
          • wait for values to populate "New" and "%Diff"
          • Press F12 to save. Press "yes" button once you are asked if you want to save








      • Gas Analyzer Calib
        • Leave all connections, just add Cal Gas line to tank
        • turn tank to open
        • F1 to start
        • Wait for "New" and "%Diff" values to populate
        • Close tank
        • Disconnect Cal Gas line
        • Press F12 to save





      • Patient data
        • Enter session ID (e.g. ####v1mar2110) for last name, first name, and ID
        • Enter DOB
        • Enter gender
        • Enter height in inches/cm
        • Enter weight in lbs/kgs
        • F12 to save





      • Prepare for BxB
        • Connect SBx to DEx
        • Remove sample line from PCa
        • Remove Triple V unit from PCa
        • Attach SBx and Dex to backpack
        • Place mask on participant
        • Connect Triple V unit to mask





      • BxB
        • Check for Ambient Values--> OK
        • F1 to start
          • Background zeroing check green--> insert sample line into mask







        • F1 to change phase from rest-->ref-->test










Oxycon Setup/Start Tips


1. After turning on the device and waiting for the system warm-up in Lab Manager run an automatic volume calibration test and save the results.

2. In the Report Designer application in Utilities open the report template you want to use for the test results. Double click on the box containing the data elements to be printed.

  • a) It's important to make sure that Time, Energy expend, O2 uptake, and CO2 production are included in the elements printed in the report. If they aren't in the Selection box find them in Parameters and insert them. If the Insert button can't be clicked delete some of the elements in Selection until the necessary elements can be inserted.

  • b) Go over to the Interval tab and change the averaging type to Breath Averaging and the Step Size to 1. Save and exit.

3. In the Startup settings box for the Breath x Breath test, go to the averaging box and set the Method to Time and the Delta time to 5. Combined with the report settings these produce the most accurate results.

4. Run the test and save. Make sure when saving, always save to a new test. This is usually the default setting but you can check it by clicking Advanced. Before you save the flash data test open up the disk in Window's Explorer and check the properties of the CPX file. The Modified time corresponds to when the test ended (the last press of F1). Make sure to copy over the CPX file into another directory and preferably name it in a manner that makes it easy to match it up with whatever test it refers to. Save the flash data test and exit.

5. Now go into patient data and load the current patient. On the bottom pane click Reset to remove all the tests from the right hand table. In the test directory the last 2 entries should correspond to the PC saved data and the flash disk data, respectively, saved as 2 different tests. However, the flash data might not be the test right after the PC data if you've run and saved multiple tests without saving any of the flash data. It might be easier to keep track of, if you save the flash data immediately after running a test. Click the right arrow to select that test to be output by the report. Only output 1 test at a time (meaning reset after printing a report).

6. Generate the output files, save them and send them along with the raw oxycon data files from the PC and from the flash (including CPX file) to MIT.







Oxycon Troubleshooting


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