VetSpecs® PM10

Vital Signs Monitor

6.75 x 4.5 x 1.75 inches (170 x 115 x 45 mm), 1.2 lbs. (0.54 kg), 5.6” HD screen

Developed for vital signs monitoring in surgery and dentistry, plus ECG and blood pressure testing, the PM10 offers

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

The PM10 is a user-configurable modular system featuring two digital modules: the main module containing ECG, pulse oximetry, airway-direct respiration, and temperature, and the optional noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) module.

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

NIBP Module
4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches (110 x 63 x 22 mm)

I. Vital Signs Monitoring

For monitoring in surgery or dentistry, the PM10 enters the multi-parameter monitoring mode, as shown above. It saves all registered waveforms and readings on a USB flash drive. Take the flash drive to your computer and transfer the saved data, compatible with ALL practice management software systems. You can then review the data, and print out a monitoring report, as shown below, through any office laser or ink-jet printer.

1. ECG and Temperature Monitoring

For monitoring in surgery, the PM10 registers ECG, heart rate, and core temperature with an esophageal probe. For monitoring in dentistry, the PM10 registers ECG, heart rate, and rectal temperature with a rectal 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

2. Pulse Oximetry

The PM10 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.

SpO2 Lingual Sensor and Leg/toe Sensor

3. Airway-direct Respiration

The PM10 offers the VetSpecs® proprietary airway-direct respiration, which provides respiratory waveforms, a respiratory rate, and a respiratory sound. This technology registers respiration directly inside the patient’s airway, and as a result works effectively even when motions are present. To apply airway-direct respiration, simply insert the airway sensor between the endotracheal tube and the breathing circuit after the patient is intubated.

4. Blood Pressure Monitoring

The PM10 features the VetSpecs® patented blood pressure (BP) technology – the volume plethysmography. This breakthrough noninvasive BP method, which employs a cuff to occlude arterial flow and a pulse sensor band to register arterial pulsations, has been proven to be easy-to-use, accurate, and effective in all cats, dogs, and other similar-sized animals. All you need to do is to wrap the cuff and the sensor band on a leg of the patient.

II. ECG Testing

ECG Testing Mode

ECG Leads with Flat Clips

The PM10 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 through any office printer. You can also save the ECG to your patient database under your existing practice management software system.

III. Blood Pressure Testing

Blood Pressure Testing Mode

The PM10 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.