We can now keep our small patients warmer (& safer) than ever during their anaesthetics.
Meet our new anaesthetic machine: not just a pointless bit of technology!
When our patients are under anaesthetic it’s very important to stop them getting cold which can slow their recovery and healing but the smaller they are the harder it is to avoid them getting cold. Now not only are they lying on a hot water bed, our new anaesthetic machine helps keep them warm.
On a non re-breathing system a patient is getting a constant flow of fresh, COLD oxygen to breath. But on a re-breathing system only a small amount of fresh cold oxygen is included in each breath.
When you add a heating device to warm the air then you make a real difference to their body temperature during an anaesthetic. They recover faster and their anaesthetics are more stable, perfect for the little oldies.
Add to that a hot air blanket that we can cover them with if needed and you’re talking toasty warm cats & dogs.