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Veterinary Anesthesia Patient Circuits Cleaning Guide
At the request of several vets, we have compiled a brief guide for cleaning patient circuits. This guide is a simple reference to give you more insight into the cleaning procedures of the circuits. Is the patient circuit wet or damp after surgery? Do you want to avoid cross-contamination of patients? Did you perform a … [Continue Reading]
Video – The Differences Between Patient Circuits
Video transcription Hi everyone, welcome to another Dispomed video. Today, we are going to talk about the differences between the standard Y circuits and the Coaxial circuits. Everyone is familiar with the standard Y circuits. The Y circuit has two independent connections: one for inspiration and another for expiration. Both of them are 22-mm connectors. … [Continue Reading]
The truth about dead space in a breathing circuit
A lot of confusion exists in veterinary practices concerning the definition of dead space in a breathing circuit. There are 2 types of dead space: Anatomical dead space Mechanical dead space Nothing can be done about anatomical dead space, as it is the patient. Mechanical dead space, however, must be kept to a minimum. Understanding … [Continue Reading]
Why a patient circuit alarm should be mandatory ?
What is a patient circuit alarm? A patient circuit alarm measures pressure in the breathing circuit (Bain or rebreathing) and will alert the team when the pressure goes over a preset threshold. The alarm is connected between the common gas outlet and the breathing circuit. Except in rare cases (see below: limits of the alarm), … [Continue Reading]
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