How do I use my Zio XT?

How do I use my Zio XT?

Place Zio XT Patch in the recommended position. Press firmly across the entire device for 2 minutes (see image 3). Peel off the 2 parts of the top label (see image 4a). Press firmly across the entire device for 2 minutes, working adhesive into the skin.

How do I know my Zio XT is working?

You should have seen a brief green flash after pushing the Zio button when first attaching the patch, which means it is working. After this the Zio Patch will not flash or make a noise if all is well. If you would like to check press and hold the Zio button until the brief green flash occurs (~10 seconds).

How does my Zio work?

The Zio Patch has been created to monitor your heart rhythm for 2 weeks. The patch simply sticks to the your chest, over your heart, and can be easily peeled off once you’ve finished using it. People who have worn the patches have found them discrete and comfortable to wear.

What can you not do with a Zio Patch?

Do not use the Zio XT monitor on patients with known allergic reaction to adhesives or hydrogels or with a family history of adhesive skin allergies. Your patient may experience skin irritation.

  • Do not reuse the Zio XT monitor on multiple patients. It is a single patient use device.
  • Does Zio XT record all the time?

    The Zio Service provides a continuous recording of ambulatory cardiac monitoring for up to 14 days. The wearer can go about their normal daily activities during monitoring, including showering or bathing because the device is water resistant.

    Is the Zio XT supposed to flash?

    While recording the Zio monitor will not flash or make any sound. You can ensure it is active and recording by holding down on the button for 10 seconds. A green light will flash indicating it is working, and don’t worry, this won’t be recorded as a symptom.

    Should the Zio Patch blink?

    The ZIO® XT Patch may blink orange after removal. It is okay to mail the device while it is blinking. Turn to the end of this booklet for return instructions.

    How much does a Zio cost?

    The Zio patch is more expensive than older monitors: about $360 for Medicare versus $100 to $150 for Holter monitors, King said. The higher price can occasionally cause trouble with insurance reimbursement, though Gerstenfeld estimated about 80 percent of insurance companies cover the patch.

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