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Anesthetic monitoring: pulse oximetry

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Marieke de Vries

Uses

  • Non-invasive continuous determination of oxygen saturation (SpO2) of hemoglobin in arterial blood.
  • Measurement in %.
  • Normal SpO ≥97%.
  • Very cost-effective single monitoring aid which provides information about peripheral oxygen saturation and simultaneously displaced pulse rate.
  • Small and battery operated (recharged from mains), very portable.

Technical details

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Mair A, Martinez-Taboada F, Nitzan M (2017) Effect of lingual gauze swab placement on pulse oximeter readings in anaesthetised dogs and cats. Vet Rec 180 (2) 49-54 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Schauvliege S (2016) Patient monitoring and monitoring equipment. In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 3rd edition. Duke-Novakovski T, de Vries A, Seymour C J S (eds). BSAVA, Quedgeley (UK). Chapter 7, pp 77-98.
  • Haskins S C (2015) Monitoring anesthetized patients. In: Lumb and Jones' Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. 5th edition. Grimm K A, Lamont L A, Tranquilli W J, Greene S A, Robertson S A (eds). Wiley Blackwell, Ames, Iowa (USA). Chapter 4, pp 86-113.
  • Al-Shaikh B & Stacey S (2007) Pulse oximetry. In: Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment. 3rd edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier London (UK), pp 136-138.
  • Magee P T (2005) Physiological monitoring: principles and non-invasive monitoring. In: Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment. 5th edition. Davey A J & Diba A (eds). Elsevier Saunders Philadelphia (USA). Chapter 16, pp 350-352.


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