This is a display of what we see with
our anesthesia monitoring software. This system is used with all
surgical and dental patients at Four Paws Animal Hospital &
The green lines on the top half of
the screen (A) are an ECG tracing, which helps us monitor the
electrical activity of the heart. By watching this we can
monitor for any signs that the heart is having difficulty under
The 3rd line (B) graphs
respirations, and the bottom line ( C ) graphs blood
The column on the left shows from
top to bottom: heart rate, blood oxygenation, respiratory rate,
and temperature. Alarms will sound if any of these values stray
outside predetermined safe ranges.
All of this information is
recorded, and kept with the patientís medical record.
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