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Connex Vital Signs Monitor
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Welch Allyn®

Connex® Vital Signs Monitor

One simple solution for continuous, interval and spot check monitoring that's designed to help you capture vital patient data.


With more patients on your General Ward floor that are sicker than they used to be, you need a vital signs solution that can continuously monitor your patients, even when you can’t. The Welch Allyn® Connex® Vital Signs Monitor can help.


Its intuitive, touchscreen monitor features bright, vivid colors to improve workflows and training. Adaptable for most low-acuity healthcare environments and clinical workflows, it can measure pulse oximetry, non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), temperature, end-tidal CO2 (EtCo2), respiration and more. Since no two patients are alike, multiple profiles support continuous monitoring, interval monitoring, spot check vitals and averaging—so you can meet varying needs throughout your facility. Wireless EMR connectivity gives caregivers access to real-time patient information and helps reduce manual data entry errors. For high-risk patients, additional features—like early warning scores and etCO2—can help you ensure their safety by identifying patient deterioration sooner.


Simple. Secure. Connected.


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  • Measure blood pressure in just 15 seconds with SureBP® technology
  • Customize workflows to document patient observations and vitals modifiers
  • Choose between SureTemp® Plus or Braun ThermoScan® PRO 6000 Thermometry
  • Help identify signs of patient deterioration with automated Early Warning Scores
  • Capture pulse oximetry with Masimo® or Nellcor® SpO2 sensors
  • Quickly and securely access a device with single sign-on (including Imprivata® integration)
  • Use Medtronic® Microstream Capnography (etCO2) with Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI)
  • Take advantage of Masimo noninvasive continuous monitoring of total hemoglobin (SpHb) and Masimo Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (RRa)
  • Add on 3- or 5-Lead ECG monitoring with arrhythmia detection
  • Integrate with Connex Central Stations to centralize monitoring and alarm management
  • Secure patient information with data encryption and additional security features approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Connect to your EMR via WiFi® or Ethernet
A nurse uses a Connex Vital Signs Monitor while caring for a male patient in bed, with nasal cannula


Seamlessly transition from spot check to continuous monitoring


Trust U.S. DoD-approved data encryption and security features


Efficiently send patient data to your EMR for improved accuracy


Help detect patient deterioration sooner with continuous monitoring
A nurse checks ECG leads from the Connex Vital Signs Monitor on a male patient in a hospital bed

Closely monitor those at risk

Beyond measuring patient vital signs, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor also includes basic cardiac monitoring. ECG functionality provides waveform visualization and immediate notifications for lethal cardiac arrhythmias so you can closely monitor the patients who need it most.



Education & Documentation

Get in the know to get the most value out of your solution.

Product Documentation

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  • Brochure

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    Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor Brochure
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    Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor ECG Option Spec Sheet
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    Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor with EtCO2 Brochure
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    Welch Allyn Respiratory Rate Overview Brochure
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    360 Connected Vitals Overview Brochure
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    Patient Deterioration – Sepsis Brochure
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    Welch Allyn Multi-Parameter Vital Signs Devices Comparison Sheet
  • Comparison Sheet

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    Welch Allyn Multi-Parameter Vital Signs Devices Comparison Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use bleach wipes or wipe solutions to wipe down the screen of the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor?


    Yes, you can use wipes on the Connex® Vital Signs Monitor touch screen surface as long as the bleach concentration does not exceed 10%.

    Note: When cleaning the device, avoid using cloths or solutions that include quaternary ammonium compounds (ammonium chlorides) or glutaraldehyde-based disinfectants.

    The following agents are compatible with the monitor. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s guidelines: 

    • 70 percent isopropyl alcohol
    • 10 percent chlorine bleach solution

    70 percent isopropyl alcohol: Wipe the monitor with a clean cloth slightly dampened with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

    10 percent chlorine bleach solution:

    1. Wipe the monitor with a clean cloth slightly dampened with a 10 percent bleach and water solution. Follow the cleaning agent manufacturer’s guidelines.
    2. Rinse with a clean cloth slightly dampened with water that meets EP and USP quality standards.
    3. Allow the monitor surface to dry for a minimum of 10 minutes before using the monitor. 

    Note: Disinfect according to your facility’s protocols and standards or local regulations.

  • Does the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor have timed intervals and alarm capabilities?

    Yes, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor can acquire automatic, unattended, interval measurements. It can also be programmed to initiate interval measurements at variable interval periods for up to five hours. Or, the device can be configured as a traditional spot-check device, which removes the interval and alarm functions from the user interface.
  • How many years or cycles can I expect a Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor battery to last?

    The manufacturer's specifications estimate that the Connex Vital Signs Monitor battery will be at 70% of its original capacity after approximately 300 complete charge/discharge cycles.
  • Does Hillrom have any mounting options for the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor bar code scanner?

    Although Hillrom does not sell mounting options for the bar code scanner used with Connex Vital Signs Monitor, you may be able to find an appropriate scanner mounting option by contacting Jadak Technologies at
  • How do I access the Advanced Settings on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor?


    The Advanced tab provides password-protected access to the monitor's Advanced settings (or Admin mode), enabling nurse administrators, biomedical engineers, and/or service engineers to configure specific features. The Advanced tab also presents read-only information about the monitor. (Note: You cannot enter the Advanced settings if sensors or physiological alarms are active, or if vital sign measurements are displayed.)

    Access the Advanced Settings.

    1. Touch the Settings tab.
    2. Touch the Advanced tab.
    3. Enter the Advanced settings code.
    4. Touch OK. The General tab appears.
  • Why doesn't the printer print on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor?


    There could be a few reasons why your printer is not working. Try these troubleshooting activities:

    • If the reactive side of the thermal paper is not facing the print head, reverse the printer paper.
    • If the thermal paper is wet, clean and dry the inside of the printer housing and replace the printer paper.
    • If the printer module is not connected, check the internal USB and power harness connection.
    • If the printer does not have power, check J17 on the main board.
    • If the printer module does not function, replace the printer module.
    • If the USB cable is defective, replace the USB cable.
    • If the power harness is defective, test the power harness. Replace if necessary.
    • If no printer error is logged, the main board may be defective. Check the error logs for printer errors. Replace the main board if necessary.
    • If the printer fuse has blown, check MCE printer fuse F5. Replace the MCE PCBA.
  • Why isn't the touch screen on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor responding?


    If your device touchscreen is not working, try these troubleshooting activities.

    • If there is a software error, reboot the device. Press and hold the Power button until the device shuts down. Press the Power button to restart. (Note: Any configuration settings not saved as default will be lost.)
    • If the touchscreen is out of calibration, recalibrate the screen. In Advanced settings, touch the Service tab and then touch the Self-tests tab.
    • If the touchscreen lock is activated, unlock the screen. To unlock, touch the Lock icons at the bottom of the screen. To disable the touchscreen lock, touch the Settings tab, touch the Device tab and uncheck Allow display lock timeout.
    • If there is a faulty internal connection, check the connection at J48 on the main board with display flex cable.
    • If a display flex cable is broken, replace the touchscreen and display assembly.
    • If the main board has a faulty touchscreen controller, replace the main board.
    • If the touchscreen has experienced excessive force or prolonged rubbing in one area of the screen, replace the touchscreen.
  • Why doesn't my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor power up?

    • If a new battery was installed, connect AC power to wake up the battery.
    • If the AC power is disconnected, connect AC power.
    • If the power cord is defective, replace the power cord.
    • If the battery is discharged, charge the battery.
    • If the power button is defective, replace the right-side panel and power button.
    • If an internal connection is faulty…
      • Check the power-flex cable connection at J6 on the main board. 
      • Check the AC power harness connections from the IEC connector to the power supply. 
      • Check the power harness from the power supply J2 to J30 on the main board. 
      • Check the battery power harness from J2 on the battery connector board to J29 on the main board. 
    • If the power supply is defective, check the output voltage on the power supply. The voltage should be 15 V ± 0.45 V DC. If it is not, replace the power supply. 
    • If the battery is defective, charge the battery for five hours. If the battery icon on the display still shows an empty battery symbol, replace the battery. 
    •  If the main board is defective, replace the main board.
  • The display on my Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor is dim when the unit is powered on. How do I adjust the brightness?


    If the display on your device is dim when powered on, try these troubleshooting activities.

    • If the brightness setting is too low, increase the brightness setting. Touch the Settings tab, touch the Device tab, touch the Defaults and set Display brightness to the desired level.
    • If the display has reached the end of its useful live, replace the display.
  • How does the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor battery status "time indicator" work and what does that number signify?


    The battery status indicator displays the different states of the battery as represented by icons in the right corner of the Device Status area, including:

    • The monitor is connected to a power outlet and the battery is charging or is fully charged. The estimated charge rate is displayed as a percentage of capacity.
    • The monitor is not connected to a power outlet and is running on battery power. The estimated charge time remaining is displayed in the hour(s): minute(s) format. Each section of the battery status indicator represents a percentage of remaining charge.
    • The monitor is connected to a power outlet but the battery does not maintain a charge (or has been removed).
    • When the battery is not being recharged and power becomes low, a low level alarm appears in the Device Status area.

    (Note: Observe the remaining battery charge in the battery status indicator and plug the monitor into a power outlet as soon as you are able.)

    If the low level alarm is dismissed or if you take no action to charge the battery, a high-priority alarm appears when battery power is critically low. Plug the monitor into a power outlet immediately to prevent it from shutting down.