The purpose of this How to Guide is to provide instructions for pairing a VitalPatch to the physIQ phone and applying the patch to the skin. These steps should be followed each time a new patch is applied
Prior to pairing the VitalPatch, the participant profile must already be created in the physIQ portal. For instructions on creating a participant profile, refer to How to Guide: Creating a Participant Profile
Prior to pairing the VitalPatch, the physIQ phone must already be paired to a participant profile in the physIQ portal. For instructions on pairing the physIQ phone to a participant profile, refer to How to Guide: Assigning the physIQ Phone to a Participant Profile
If the VitalPatch is being replaced, prior to pairing a new patch, the current VitalPatch must be disconnected. For instructions on disconnecting the VitalPatch, refer to How to Guide: Disconnecting the VitalPatch
- On the physIQ phone, select the Tile for VitalPatch
- Select Connect New Patch
- Follow the visual instructions on the phone, Steps 1-4
Step 1 Prepare the skin for application by removing any excess hair from the area and cleaning the area with a provided alcohol wipe. Allow the area to dry for at least 30 seconds. Select Next on the phone when completed.
Step 2 Power on the patch. Once turned on, a green light will show on the patch. Select Next on the phone when the patch is turned on. Note: Once the patch is powered on, it cannot be turned off.
Step 3 Locate the Bluetooth ID on the patch and select Next on the phone. The ID displayed on the phone should match the ID on the patch. Once IDs are confirmed, Select the matching ID on the physIQ phone and select Connect.
Step 4 Apply the patch to the prepared area on the skin by holding one end of the patch against the prepared skin and lifting the other end to remove the adhesive area, pull the tab to remove the backing, and press firmly down on the skin to apply. Repeat this process to apply the other side of the patch. When the patch is firmly applied to the skin, select Next on the phone.
- Once the patch is applied to the skin appropriately, the phone will display a message instructing the participant confirmation of the correct patch placement is in progress.
- Once the correct placement is confirmed, the physIQ phone will display a success message.
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