Covid -19 and the CAT Doppler
  • mikebrampton
  • June 16, 2020
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The whole Covid-19 pandemic has made us all contemplate our lives – why do we do the things that we do? What makes us get up in the morning? How can I help the rest of the world, and what does all this actually mean? Small Business, Big Reach Many people look at the CAT…

Our Renewed Commitment to the Environment
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  • June 10, 2020
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The Covid-19 situation has shown us so many unexpected revelations – clean beaches, clear skies, reduced pollution, petrol at under a £1 a litre with no-where to go… But what it has really highlighted to us here at Thames Medical is just how much we love Planet Earth and all it’s inhabitants – especially the…

Brain Salad Surgery and the CAT Doppler
  • mikebrampton
  • June 3, 2020
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1994 Neuro Operating Theatres, Brook Hospital, Shooters Hill. I was working with Alan the SODA and a couple of Anaesthetists, learning about the skills and dangers of hypotensive anaesthesia for open brain surgery. The Flat Probe Doppler The key difficulty is balancing the hypotension to facilitate surgery on the open brain (with top of skull…

What happens if I don’t replace my Capnograph Disposables?
  • mikebrampton
  • May 9, 2020
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Airway adapters, breathing circuits, sample lines and filters are all capnograph ‘disposables’ – designed to be replaced after every patient. This is not just so the manufacturers can keep customers paying out – there are sound clinical and physical reasons why this is recommended. Sidestream Capnographs Sidestream capnographs work by drawing a gas sample away…

Testing the CAT+ Doppler’s Resilience
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  • April 22, 2020
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They say cats have nine lives, but this is ridiculous… Recently, we’ve been testing the resilience of our CAT+ Dopplers, after learning that other competitor’s probes were easily broken. We know that the kit you purchase is expensive, and we want to make sure your product can perform under pressure. So we took it upon…

The Capnography Resource Centre Launch
  • mikebrampton
  • March 30, 2020
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There’s never been a worse time to train your staff. As a company that offers CPD sessions, trust me – we’ve felt the sting. We know this also means that several of our customers who we had booked for sessions over the next six months will not be able to get the on-hand training that…

Dangers of using a Sidestream Capnograph on patients under 5kg
  • mikebrampton
  • March 4, 2020
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Most sidestream capnographs are made for human use. While these kinds of capnograph can still be used on bigger animals such as dogs, most are not tested on patients smaller than 10kg. Capnography with smaller animals can therefore cause a few unusual (and potentially lethal) results – here’s our guide on what to watch out…

5 Common Capnography Mistakes – And How You Can Avoid Them
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  • February 23, 2020
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Capnography is a vital part of every veterinary practice’s procedures – yet it is one that can be misinterpreted very easily. At Thames Medical, we provide in-depth training sessions for capnography – and we’ve noticed a few mistakes that come up time and time again. Here’s a quick guide to the most common mistakes –…