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Continuous Temperature Monitor

Core Temperature Monitoring in Companion Animals

HYPOTHERMIA is a common complication for companion animals in emergency rooms and intensive care units and can hinder resuscitative, therapeutic, and diagnostic efforts. Severe or critical hypothermia can increase morbidity and mortality in critically ill animals.

Event temperature monitoring of the hypothermic patient with a digital thermometer can be technique dependent and time consuming. We at RG Medical Diagnostics would like to offer a better solution…

The DataTherm II Temperature Monitor is your first choice for accurate and effective core body temperature assessment in the treatment of hypothermia.

Causes of Low Body Temperatures in Companion Animals:

  • Exposure to external cold, and/or extreme drafts resulting in heat loss
  • Trauma can inhibit thermoregulation
  • Geriatric and immunosuppressed pets can be more susceptible to hypothermia
  • Certain drugs such as those used for anesthesia in surgery can inhibit the body’s ability to regulate temperature

Peer reviewed and evaluated by Markee Kuschel, D.V.M., Hospital Director at your VCA Deer Creek
Animal Hospital.

Dr. Kuschel stated, “The DataTherm II made temperature monitoring of our critical patients a breeze, freeing up valuable technician time. The monitor was easy to read and allowed temperature recording without requiring the movement of painful patients. Sleeping patients can continue to rest without being disturbed to get a temperature”

“Patients should be monitored from the time they are given anesthetics until they are fully recovered from the anesthesia”  said Sandra Perkowski, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVA. (1)

1- Correct Body Temp During Surgery Speeds Recovery “Continuous monitoring throughout anesthesia to avert hypothermia is highly recommended”. By Marie Rosenthal, MS , Published:
2013.12.30 12:00 AM Veterinary Practice News

Applications may Include:

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Post Trauma, Critical Care
  • All Surgical Procedures
  • Parvo-Puppies
  • Extended Dental Procedures

Features

  • Compact, portable, and water resistant
  • Temperature updated every 4 seconds
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • Allows patient to rest undisturbed
  • Reusable probes. May be gas steralized.
  • Capacity to record and store 140 temperatures
  • Transfer recorded data to PC (software included)