Understanding the Basics
What is a home monitor?
The home monitor is a small, portable machine to monitor an infant’s breathing and heart rate. Alarm limits are programmed in the monitor according to your baby’s age and doctor’s orders.
The monitor will alert you if it detects apnea or a change in heart rate.. The monitor records event information during the alarm and stores it in its memory. This information can than be downloaded from the monitor and evaluated to determine the plan of care.