This state of the art monitor allows us to far exceed the industry standards for patient monitoring. The parameteres are maintained through a trained technician who is dedicated to your pet's well being during the anesthetic event. If you ever have any questions regarding our surgical protocols please ask us and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.
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One of the biggest questions that is asked whenever an anesthetic process is recommended is:
"HOW IS MY PET MONITORED DURING ANESTHESIA?"
Northside is proud about our newest acquisition for patient monitoring. We have invested in a Mindray 9000 Verterinary multi-parameter patient monitor. This means that during your pet's anesthetic period we will be monitoring an electrocardiogram, saturated oxygen, pulse rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and blood pressure.
An Electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical activity within the heart, our monitor is capable of monitoring for arrhythmias during anesthesia. Saturated oxygen is a measure of oxygenation of the hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen saturation should stay above 90% during the anesthetic event, this is closely watched. Pulse rate is the beats per minute of the heart and each species should stay within a normal rate during anesthesia. Respiratory rate is
the breaths per minute, once again there are well known normals that are imputed into the monitor for each species.
Hypothermia can be a problem during anesthesia, every animal is placed on a circulating warm water heating pad during anesthesia, then temperature is maintained in normal limits. By maintaining body temperature in normal limits the time for recovery from anesthesia is decreased. This means your pet wakes up quickly. Fluctuations in blood pressure can cause anesthetic complications. Our new monitor continually measures blood pressure so that minute changes can be noticed and fixed.