Philips SureSigns VM8

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Philips SureSigns VM8 Vital Signs Features

The Philips SureSign VM8 is a part of the Philips VM series patient monitors. The VM8 is a compact patient monitor that is only 8 pound, making flexible to fit any situation. The monitor can go from a bedside monitor to a transport monitor in seconds. The monitor can measure multiple parameters; 3-5 lead ECG, SpO2, temperature, non-invasive blood pressure, respiration, and basic arrhythmia. The monitor is used on patients ranging from neonates to adults. The color 10-inch color display screen shows up to 4 different waveforms at a time. The system can store up to 96 hours of trending data. The SureSigns VM 8 comes with a USB port making it easy to maintain and update the software.

  • A multi-parameter monitor is suitable for use in adult, pediatric and neonatal care settings.
  • The portable design features an integrated bed rail hanger and carrying handle.
  • Bright, easy to read display panel shows up to four waveforms.
  • Fixed keys for quick and efficient operation.
  • Choose between three or five-lead ECG, with pulse detection and safety alarms.
  • Pacemaker and arrhythmia detection
  • Philips SpO2 is compatible with all patient sensors by Nellor or Masimo
  • Various Non-Invasive Blood Pressure modes: manual, interval, and STAT.
  • Store up to 96 hours of measurement trends on one monitor.
  • Complete software upgrades easily with a USB port.
  • Optional — On-board bar-code scanner for quick patient ID entry.
  • Optional — Microstream EtCO2 for intubated and non-intubated patients.
  • Optional — Printer for paper documentation.

Philips SureSigns VM8 Vital Signs Specifications


  • Height: 10.6 in (27 cm)
  • Width:12.6 in (32 cm)
  • Depth: 6.9 in (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs) excluding optional recorder and CO2


  • Screen type: 26.4 cm (10.4”) SVGA TFT-AM LCD display
  • Display resolution: 800 active pixels/line, 600 active lines/frame
  • Screen active area: 211.2 mm x 158.4 mm (8.31” x 6.24”)
  • Screen refresh frequency: 60 Hz
  • Pixel size: 0.264 mm (inch)
  • Viewing angle: approx. 60 °
  • Alarm Audio Range: 45 – 85 dB
  • System Response Time: 1 sec


  • Internal battery: Lithium-ion, Smart battery 10.9 V to 11.1 V, 7200 mAhr
  • Battery operating time (new, fully charged): 4 hr
  • Battery charge time: 4 hr
  • Internal power supply: 100 to 240 VAC
  • Power consumption: 72 W
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz


  • Recorder type: Thermal
  • Paper width: 58 mm (inch)
  • User Selectable Speeds: 6.25, 12.5, 25, and 50 ml/s


  • Mechanical Shock: Complies with mechanical shock requirements in ISO 9919 standards for use within the healthcare facility.
  • Mechanical Vibration: Complies with mechanical vibration requirements in ISO 9919 standards for use within the healthcare facility.
  • Operating temperature: 10 to 40 °C (50 to 104 °F)
  • Storage temperature (device): -20 to 50°C (-4 to 122 °F)
  • Storage temperature (device plus accessories): -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104 °F)
  • Operating humidity: Up to 80% RH, non-condensing
  • Storage humidity: Up to 90% RH, non-condensing
  • Altitude: Up to 3000 meters above sea level


  • Heart rate range: 15 to 300 beats per minute
  • Heart rate accuracy: Greater of ±10% or ±5 bpm
  • Bandwidth (normal monitoring): 0.67 to 40 Hz
  • Bandwidth (filtered monitoring): 0.67 to 20 Hz
  • Leads: 3-lead and 5-lead (user-selectable)
  • Display sweep speeds: 12.5, 25, and 50 ml/s
  • Pacemaker detection: Indicator on waveform display (user-selectable)
  • ECG size (sensitivity): 2.0, 1.0, 0.5 or 0.25 cm/mV or Auto
  • Lead Off condition: Detected and displayed
  • Input impedance: Signal reduction is less than 20% in the 0.67 to 40 Hz bandwidth
  • Input signal range: ±5 mV

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