Advanced monitoring

Almost all our surgical patients, and many others have advanced monitoring techniques used throughout their procedures.  The best monitor is always going to be a well-trained and diligent nurse, however they have an array of equipment to assist them.

These include –

  • Mainstream or sidestream capnography:- this measures the amount of expired CO2, so letting us know whether a patient has adequate ventilation and perfusion
  • Pulse oximetry:- a continuous check of the oxygen saturation of the blood
  • BP:- by various means, including systolic and diastolic abilities. We do not currently do invasive direct measurements, however this may be added in the future
  • Continuous ECG during anaesthesia:- giving us a continuous wave of the heart’s electrical activity allowing any issues to be identified and dealt with before becoming a problem.

In an emergency, please contact us and then come straight down to the clinic. 

By contacting us, we can talk you through any first aid necessary, and can also alert the clinical staff of your impending arrival.

Out of Hours, you will be redirected to our emergency service.  There is an emergency line bypass on our phone system.

Emergencies will always be prioritized.