Monitoring of the emergent small animal patient.

Abstract

Monitoring of the emergent patient can be one of the most challenging aspects in veterinary medicine, but can also be one of the most rewarding. Careful monitoring of the emergent patient is crucial in assessment and treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions. While advanced monitoring equipment is becoming increasingly available, triage evaluation and serial assessment can recognize patient changes before clinical deterioration. In addition to hands-on serial patient assessment, valuable monitoring tools include pulse oximetry, blood pressure monitoring, urine output, electrocardiography monitoring, and central venous pressure monitoring.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2013.03.014

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@article{Pachtinger2013MonitoringOT, title={Monitoring of the emergent small animal patient.}, author={Garret E Pachtinger}, journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice}, year={2013}, volume={43 4}, pages={705-20} }