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VetSpecs® Flex™ DM10

Modular Vital Signs Monitor

 

The Flex™ DM10 (the “Monitor”) is designed for vital signs monitoring in surgery and dentistry, and ECG or blood pressure testing. The Monitor offers

  • ECG
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Airway-direct Respiration
  • Core or Rectal Temperatures
  • Noninvasive Blood Pressure (optional)
  • Capnography (optional)

 

The Monitor is a digital modular system with available three parameter modules: the main module containing ECG, pulse oximetry, airway-direct respiration, and temperature, which comes standard, the noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) module (optional), and the capnography module (optional). The modular design allows the two optional modules to be added on later at any time without having to return the Monitor to its manufacturer for the upgrade. The Monitor can be used with the main module only, the main module and the NIBP module together, or the main module and the capnography module at the same time, but not all three modules simultaneously. If you want a monitor which allows all three modules to be used all at once, please see the VetSpecs® SM100 page.

 

I. Vital Signs Monitoring

 

For monitoring in dentistry or surgery, you may place the Monitor on a flat surface, or hang it on a wall, anesthesia machine, or IV pole.

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 6.75 x 4.5 x 1.75 inches (170 x 115 x 45 mm)
1.2 lbs., 5.6" HD screen

 

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 Main Module
4.6 x 3.9 x 1 inches (118 x 100 x 25 mm)

 

The Monitor saves all registered waveforms and readings on a USB flash drive. Simply take the flash drive to your computer and transfer the saved data, which is compatible with ALL practice management software systems. You can review the data, and print out a monitoring report, as shown below, through any office laser or ink-jet printer.

 

1. Pulse Oximetry

The SM100 offers two veterinary-specific SpO2 sensors, the lingual sensor and the leg/toe sensor. The leg/toe sensor is designed specifically for use in dentistry. Employing a high-power LED, the leg/toe sensor can work effectively even at sites covered with pigmented tissue and dense fur.

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SpO2 Lingual Sensor and Leg/toe Sensor

 

2. Airway-direct Respiration

The Monitor offers airway-direct respiration, which provides respiratory waveforms, a respiratory rate, and a respiratory sound with apnea alarms. This technology registers respiration with a thermal sensor placed inside the patient’s airway, and as a result, works effectively even when motions are present. To apply airway-direct respiration, simply insert the sensor airway adapter between the endotracheal tube and the breathing circuit after the patient is intubated.

 

3. ECG and Temperature Monitoring

For monitoring in surgery, the Monitor registers ECG, heart rate, and core temperature with an esophageal probe. After the patient is intubated, insert the probe into the esophagus. Due to its proximity to the heart and ensured good contacts, the probe registers large and clean ECG tracings even in the smallest kittens. With no ECG leads attaching on the patient’s body, ECG monitoring becomes much easier than ever before. The esophageal probes are available in three different sizes, suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes.

Esophageal Probes

 

For monitoring in dentistry, the Monitor registers ECG and heart rate with the ECG leads with flat clips, and the patient’s temperature with a rectal probe.

ECG Leads with Flat Clips

 

4. Noninvasive Blood Pressure (optional)

The Monitor features a breakthrough technology for noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement - the volume plethysmography. This technology works in the same principle as the Doppler method, but is much easier to use, and provides systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures, a real-time pulse rate, and pulse waveforms. The volume plethysmography has been proven to be effective and accurate in cats and dogs of all sizes, anesthetized or conscious. The blood pressure package consists of a NIBP module, as shown below, a pulse sensor band, and a set of six cuffs.

NIBP-Module

NIBP Module

 

5. Capnography (optional)

The Monitor offers the choice of VetSpecs® mini-cap™ mainstream capnography or micro-flow™ side-stream capnography. For more information on mainstream capnography, please refer to the VetSpecs® SM100 page.

The micro-flow™ capnography, consisted of a module, which can be affixed on the main module, and the sample lines with an inline moisture filter and an airway adapter, as shown below, is ideal for use in both surgery and dentistry. With a sample flow rate of only 50 ml/m, the micro-flow™ capnography is suitable for use in pets of all sizes, and provides CO2 waveforms, an end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) reading, a fractional inspired CO2 (FiCO2) reading, a respiratory rate (RR), and a respiratory sound with apnea alarms. To apply micro-flow™ capnography, simply insert the airway adapter on the sample line between the endotracheal tube and the breathing circuit after the patient is intubated.

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Main Module + Micro-flowTM Capnography Module (white)

 

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Micro-flowTM capnography sample line with inline moisture filter and airway adapter

 

II. ECG Testing

 

ECG Testing Mode

ECG Testing Mode

 

The Monitor features an ECG testing mode, which displays cascaded three lines of ECG tracings on one screen, as shown above, and saves all registered ECG tracings on the USB flash drive. You can transfer the saved ECG to your computer, review them, and print out, as shown below, through any office laser or ink-jet printer. You can also save the ECG to your patient database under your existing practice management software system or send the ECG for consultation via email.

 

III. Blood Pressure Testing (optional)

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Blood Pressure Testing Mode

 

The Monitor also features a blood pressure testing mode, which displays systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure readings, a real-time pulse rate, pulse waveforms, and the averages of all measurements on one screen, as shown above, and saves all registered readings on the USB flash drive. You can review the data on your computer, print out a report, and save them in your patient database under your existing practice management software system.

 

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