Managing Haemodynamic status for Optimal Patient Outcomes
Haemodynamic Monitoring is important to avoid complications associated with unstable circulating blood volume. All patients undergoing surgery are at risk from consequent serious and potentially life-threatening complications. A reduction in circulating blood is known as hypovolaemia. It results from the combined effects of preoperative fasting, the anaesthetic agent and the blood lost during the surgical procedure. In many respects hypovolaemia can be thought of as akin to severe dehydration.
Hypovolaemia can lead to serious complications. Reduced circulating blood volume means an inability to supply sufficient oxygen to the major organs and tissues. All of these systems are at risk of failure as a consequence of the resultant oxygen deprivation.
ODM+ monitors the flow of blood leaving the heart with every beat as it happens and consequently can detect any reduction in circulating blood volume early and in real-time. This allows the anaesthetist to intervene quickly and safely to correct the situation, using a combination of specialised fluids and drugs, before the hypovolaemia becomes serious and potentially life threatening.
Haemodynamic Monitoring delivers
To optimise a patient’s status relies on giving the right amount of the right fluid at the right time whilst maintaining adequate blood pressure.
Using ODM+ for haemodynamic monitoring means the clinician can use accurate flow data to manage a patient’s circulating blood volume. In a surgical setting this is proven to lead to faster and fuller recovery, even in patients considered at low to moderate risk. It means that fewer patients need to go to intensive care. Those that do, tend to stay there for shorter periods. As a result patient journeys through the hospital can be more predictable. Because fewer patients unexpectedly need intensive care support, haemodynamic monitoring plays an important part in improving the efficiency and productivity of any healthcare system.