VetSpecs® WM100

Wireless Modular Patient Monitor

Bluetooth 10.4” Display Platform

11 x 7.7 x 2 inches (280 x 195 x 50 mm), 42 oz (1200 g)

Designed for wireless multiparameter monitoring in surgery, dentistry, and postoperative intensive care, and wireless ECG test and blood pressure monitoring at points of care, the WM100 offers:

●  Noninvasive Blood Pressure (with real-time pulse rate and waveforms)
●  Single-lead ECG (featuring esophageal probes)
●  Pulse Oximetry
●  Airway-direct Respiration (for monitoring in intubated patients)
●  Impedance Respiration (for monitoring in postoperative intensive care)
●  Core & Rectal Temperatures
●  Six-lead ECG (optional)
●  Capnography (optional)

The WM100 comes standard with a Bluetooth 10.4” display platform; a Bluetooth multiparameter module containing single-lead ECG, pulse oximetry, airway-direct respiration, impedance respiration, and temperature; a Bluetooth blood pressure module; and a full set of companion animal specific accessories. A Bluetooth six-lead ECG module, specifically for diagnostic ECG test, can be acquired later at any time. And the WM100 offers the option to add mainstream or side-stream capnography through the Bluetooth integrated VetSpecs® Capno-M or VetSpecs® Capno-5 capnographs.

Bluetooth Multiparameter Module

(4.6 x 4.0 x 1.0 inches, 118 x 100 x 25 mm)

Bluetooth Blood Pressure Module

(3.75 x 2.6 x 0.85 inches, 96 x 65 x 22 mm)

All modules and accessories for the WM100 are the same as those for the VetSpecs® WM10 monitor, i.e., all above Bluetooth modules can be used interchangeably between the WM100 and the WM10.

I. Wireless Patient Monitoring

For wireless monitoring in surgery or dentistry, place the multiparameter module and the blood pressure module on or close to the patient. The display platform can be placed on a cart or counter, or hung onto an IV pole or wall, up to 15 meters (50 feet) away from the patient with no cables, wires, or BP hose in between.

For wireless monitoring in postoperative intensive care, attach the blood pressure module and/or the multiparameter module onto the patient with self-adhering elastic gauze. The display platform can be placed up to 15 meters (50 feet) away from the patient, with no cables, wires, or BP hose in between.

The WM100 features multiple monitoring modes. In all-parameter monitoring mode (shown below), the WM100 provides a heartbeat sound and a respiratory sound, and displays on one screen:

●  ECG
●  Pulse Waveforms
●  Blood Pressure Waveforms
●  CO2 Waveforms
●  Heart Rate and Pulse Rate
●  Respiratory Rate
●  Temperature
●  Systolic, Diastolic, and Mean Arterial Pressures
●  SpO2
●  End-tidal CO2 (EtCO2)
●  Fractional Inspired CO2 (FiCO2)

ALL Parameter Monitoring Mode

The WM100 automatically saves all registered waveforms, readings, and trend graphics on a USB flash drive. Take the flash drive to your computer and transfer the saved data, which is 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 printer.

1. Noninvasive Blood Pressure

The WM100 features the Volume Plethysmography, a breakthrough noninvasive blood pressure method which has been proven to be accurate and effective in all cats, dogs, and other similar-sized animals. Sharing the same principle of the Doppler method, the Volume Plethysmography employs a cuff to occlude arterial flow and a pressure sensor band to register arterial pulsations. But unlike the manually operated Doppler method, which provides only the systolic arterial pressure, the Volume Plethysmography is fully automated, and provides a real-time pulse rate with pulse waveforms, as well as the systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures.

For blood pressure monitoring, wrap the pressure sensor band and an appropriately sized cuff on the patient’s leg and attach the blood pressure module onto the patient’s body or leg with self-adhering elastic gauze. For blood pressure monitoring in intensive care, you may have the patient stay inside a cage at the recovery or ICU area and place the display platform up to 15 meters (50 feet) away.

When only the blood pressure module is in use, the WM100 enters the blood pressure mode (shown above), displaying on one screen:

●  Pulse Waveforms
●  Real-time Pulse Rate
●  Systolic Arterial Pressure
●  Diastolic Arterial Pressure
●  Mean Arterial Pressure
●  Readings of 32 the most recent measurements and their averages

The WM100 saves all registered readings on the USB flash drive. You can review the data on your computer, print out a report through any office printer, and permanently store the data in your patient database under your existing practice management software system.

2. ECG and Temperature

For monitoring in surgery or dentistry, the WM100 registers ECG and core temperature through an esophageal probe, with no leads or sensors on the patient’s body or legs. The WM100 comes with two different sized probes suitable for use in all cats, dogs, and other similar-sized animals.

Esophageal Probes

For monitoring in postoperative / intensive care, the WM100 registers ECG, impedance respiration, and rectal temperature through the ECG leads (shown below) with two limb-plate electrodes and a detachable temperature probe.

ECG Leads

3. Pulse Oximetry

The WM100 comes with a SpO2 lingual sensor and a SpO2 leg/paw sensor. While the lingual sensor is for use in most surgical procedures, the leg/paw sensor is designed specifically for use in oral surgery, dentistry, and postoperative / intensive care.

Employing a high-power LED light source, the leg/paw sensor can work effectively on patients’ legs and paws, even at sites covered with pigmented tissue and dense fur. The leg/paw sensor can also be used for quick spot checks on the pulse rate and SpO2 in awake and conscious patients.

SpO2 Lingual and Leg/paw Sensors

4. Respiration

The WM100 features two VetSpecs® proprietary respiratory monitoring techniques: the airway-direct method for monitoring of intubated patients in surgery and dentistry, and the impedance method for monitoring of un-intubated patients in postoperative / intensive care.

The airway-direct method, with an airway respiration sensor (shown below) inserted between the endotracheal tube and the breathing circuit, can effectively register the respiration of intubated patients even when constant motions are present in surgical or dental procedures.

Airway Respiration Sensor

The impedance technique, developed specifically for respiratory monitoring of patients in postoperative / intensive care, utilizes the same two ECG leads to simultaneously register respiration as well as ECG, with no additional wires or sensors on the patient.

5. Capnography

The WM100 offers optional mainstream or side-stream capnography with the VetSpecs® Capno-M or VetSpecs® Capno-5 Bluetooth capnographs. While designed for portable independent use at points of care, the Capno-M or Capno-5 can be connected to the WM100 via Bluetooth for integrated performance. For more information, refer to the VetSpecs® Capno-M and VetSpecs® Capno-5 pages.

II. Wireless ECG

The WM100 can perform ECG screening with the multiparameter module and diagnostic ECG test with the six-lead ECG module. For ECG screening or test, place the ECG leads onto the patient’s legs and attach the multiparameter module or the six-lead ECG module on or close to the patient. The WM100 enters the ECG mode, displaying cascaded four lines of a single lead ECG (below left) or six Leads of ECG (below right).

Single Lead ECG

Six Leads of ECG

The WM100 can record ECG continuously for up to 24 hours from a patient inside a cage located up to 15 meters (50 feet) away from the display platform. All ECG data are saved on a USB flash drive, which can be reviewed on your computer, printed through any office printer, and stored in your patient database under your existing practice management software system.