The Lion, The Dentist and The Pulse Oximeter
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  • May 11, 2020
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“Would your device work on one of my patients?”, the gentleman sitting next to me asked. The Dentist The year was 1987. The place, a British Dental Association meeting somewhere in London. I had just addressed the British Dental Association advisory panel on Safety in Anaesthesia and Sedation (headed by Professor David Poswillo) and had…

What happens if I don’t replace my Capnograph Disposables?
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  • 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…

The Capnography Resource Centre Launch
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  • 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
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  • 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 –…

Capnography for Small Patients – How Low Can You Go?
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  • February 5, 2016
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Capnography is an essential element when anaesthetising  patients. It helps ensure you achieve positive outcomes for your patients, especially neonatal or small patients where there is a larger risk involved. This was highlighted in a recent article in the Veterinary Times (Vol 46 No5) by Carrington-Brown and Walsh. Sidestream or Mainstream Capnography? The article states…

Tour de Vet – week 3 update
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  • June 9, 2014
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Apologies for the delay in sending this report but life in the office continues and we have been exceptionally busy and no Mike to help us !!