Anesthesia Monitoring

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 & Wellness Center.

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 anesthesia.

The 3rd line (B) graphs respirations, and the bottom line ( C ) graphs blood oxygenation.

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 patient’s medical record.

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