Application Testing Plan

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SafeNSound Test Plan

The intent for testing is to validate the technical aspects for the project. This includes access, interfaces, and integrations listed below.

Prerequisites for Testing

  • SnS to be made available on the workstation 
  • Barcode Scanner attached to the workstation
  • A Test Patient ID
  • A Simulator 
  • 1 Staff Member to be the Caregiver (Can be anyone to assist in testing)
  • 1 Staff Member to be the Monitor Technician 
    • If a local resource would like to fill as the Monitor Tech role, please have another workstation or PC available as well as access.
  • Confirm all users have access prior to testing.
  • Identify at least 2 tele boxes and one bedside monitor before testing.
  • Confirm the device is setup in XprezzNet and in SNS. 
  • Confirm ADT Interface for Patient Information
  • Confirm ROL Interface for Auto Staffing
  • Confirm Vitals Interface Outbound
  • Confirm Waveform Interface

Creating an ADT Message

  1. Log into SafeNSound using administrative login.
  2. Click on the Systems Management Tab on the bottom right hand corner of the screen above the log out button.


  1. Select the Tools option.
  2. Enter in the following information:
      • Organization
      • Facility
      • Unit
      • Bed
      • Medical Record Number
      • First, Middle and Last name
      • Date of Birth
      • Gender
  3. Select save when finished.

Device to Patient Pairing

Admitting Patient

  1. Log into SafeNSound
  2. If not already present select the Bedside Module located in the bottom right corner 
    • Begin scanning the Device barcode
      • Confirm the device shows a green check mark along the right side. This confirms the device is available for use.
    • Begin Scanning the Patient ID Band
      • Confirm the test Patient information shows accurately, along with a green check mark.
    • Confirm the Bed field is populated, and correct
      • This field is auto populated from the ADT stream. This can also be populated for units such as ED, ICU, etc. where a Bedside Monitor is not mobile. We can assign each of those to a specific room, auto populating this field regardless of an ADT message including the room.


    • Optionally, select a Monitoring Type
      • Primarily this function serves as a reminder to a Central Monitoring Room in regards to a specific patient type.


    • Click 'Associate Device'

Opportunity for Education 

  • Reset Device (Bedside Monitor Functionality Only)  - This will clear the monitor, and reset it to your default settings. If you are late admitting, please toggle this off to preserve your settings and captured data on your patient. By default this is enabled is ensures each new admit starts from default settings.
  • Auto Assignment - By default this is toggled on. This assigns the patient to the scanning caregiver in Staff Assignment. If toggled off, the patient will not be assigned to the scanning caregiver and will require assignment manually. 
      • If Staff Assignment integration (ROL Segment Capturing, etc) is in use, it will override the Auto Assignment Toggle located in SafeNSound Bedside


Assigning Primary and Secondary Caregiver

  1. Select the staffing tab on the left hand side of the screen. 
  2. Select caregiver and assign patients. 

Discharge Patient

  1. Select the Bedside Module located in the bottom right corner 
    • Select the Barcode icon to begin Scanning the Device
    • Click 'Disassociate Device'

Discharge on Standby

  1. On the bedside monitor, touch the Standby key.
  2. Select Discharge and Standby. The Discharge and Standby removes the patient and their data from the bedside monitor, Xhibit central station, and SafeNSound. This removal in SafeNSound can take up to 5 minutes. The bedside monitor is placed into Standby mode with this selection eliminating any nuisance alarms while the device is not in use.
Note: If the patient is associated with an unmanaged device then the caregiver can discharge the patient from the details tab located in the overview screen. Monitor Techs and Admins have the discharge option under details regardless if the device is managed or unmanaged. 


Confirming Alarms, Vitals, & Waveforms 

  1. Connect a simulator to the device
  2. Confirm vitals are populating into SNS
    • Select the test Patient, select the Vitals tab
  3. Generate an alarm with the simulator
  4. Confirm alarm is populating into SNS within 30 seconds. 
    • Select the test Patient, select the Alarms tab
  5. Confirm waveforms are populating into SnS
    • Select the test Patient, select the Waveforms Tab 
  6. Next step, we'll work on documenting an event
    • Select anywhere on that waveform
    • Place a caliper anywhere on that event and Save    


Approving Saved Events

Approving an event can happen in 3 different ways. Choose one:

  1. Select 'Approval All'.
  2. Click the checkbox located on the specific saved event, then select Approve.
  3. Click the saved event itself, bringing you to an enlarged document review window and select Approve.
    • Alternatively, any saved Event can be physically printed as well, using the Print icon 



Validation via Testing:

  • Confirming SnS has been installed and is accessible to staff
  • Confirms AD/LDAP functionality 
  • Confirms device list, and connectivity is functional 
  • Confirms ADT feed is functional and accurate to the patient ID band
  • Confirms XprezzNet connectivity is accurate
  • Confirms document integration connection is correct 


Testing Sign Off

Step  Pass/Fail Notes

Log into SnS

Scan Device Barcode    
Scan Patient ID Band    
Select Associate    
Simulate & Check Vitals (Vitals Tab)    
Simulate & Check Alarms (Alarms Tab)    
Save A Strip    
View A Saved Strip (Waveforms Tab)    
Approve Strip (If Part of Workflow)    
Disassociate Device from Patient    



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