Vital Signs Monitor
6.75 x 4.5 x 1.75 inches (170 x 115 x 45 mm), 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg), 5.6" HD screen
For vital signs monitoring in surgery and dentistry, and ECG and blood pressure testing, the PM10 offers
- Pulse Oximetry
- Airway-direct Respiration
- Core or Rectal Temperatures
- Noninvasive Blood Pressure (optional)
The PM10 is a user-configurable modular system featuring two digital modules: the main module containing ECG, pulse oximetry, airway-direct respiration, and temperatures, and the optional noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) module.
I. Vital Signs Monitoring
For monitoring in surgery or dentistry, the PM10 enters the multi-parameter monitoring mode, as shown above. It saves all registered waveforms and readings on a USB flash drive. Take the flash drive to your computer and transfer the saved data, compatible with ALL practice management software systems. You can then review the data, and print out a monitoring report, as shown below, through any office laser or ink-jet printer.
1. ECG and Temperature Monitoring
For monitoring in surgery, the PM10 registers ECG, heart rate, and core temperature with an esophageal probe. For monitoring in dentistry, the PM10 registers ECG, heart rate, and rectal temperature with a rectal probe.
After the patient is intubated, insert the probe into the esophagus. Due to its proximity to the heart and ensured good contacts, the probe registers large and clean ECG tracings even in the smallest kittens. With no ECG leads attaching on the patient’s body, ECG monitoring becomes much easier than ever before. The esophageal probes are available in three different sizes, suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes.
2. Pulse Oximetry
The PM10 offers two veterinary-specific SpO2 sensors, the lingual sensor and the leg/toe sensor. The leg/toe sensor is designed specifically for use in dentistry. Employing a high-power LED, the leg/toe sensor can work effectively even at sites covered with pigmented tissue and dense fur.
SpO2 Lingual Sensor and Leg/toe Sensor
3. Airway-direct Respiration
The PM10 offers the VetSpecs® proprietary airway-direct respiration, which provides respiratory waveforms, a respiratory rate, and a respiratory sound. This technology registers respiration with a thermal sensor placed inside the patient’s airway, and as a result, works effectively even when motions are present. To apply airway-direct respiration, simply insert the sensor airway adapter between the endotracheal tube and the breathing circuit after the patient is intubated.
4. Blood Pressure Monitoring
The PM10 features a breakthrough technology for noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement - the volume plethysmography. This technology works in the same principle as the Doppler method, but is much easier to use, and provides systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures, a real-time pulse rate, and pulse waveforms. The volume plethysmography has been proven to be effective and accurate in anesthetized and conscious cats or dogs of all sizes.
II. ECG Testing
ECG Testing Mode
ECG Leads with Flat Clips
The PM10 features an ECG testing mode, which displays cascaded three lines of ECG tracings on one screen, as shown above, and saves all registered ECG tracings on the USB flash drive. You can transfer the saved ECG to your computer, review them, and print out, as shown below, through any office laser or ink-jet printer. You can also save the ECG to your patient database under your existing practice management software system or send the ECG for consultation via email.
III. Blood Pressure Testing
Blood Pressure Testing Mode
The PM10 also features a blood pressure testing mode, which displays systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure readings, a real-time pulse rate, pulse waveforms, and the averages of all measurements on one screen, as shown above, and saves all registered readings on the USB flash drive. You can review the data on your computer, print out a report, and save them in your patient database under your existing practice management software system.