Archive for month: September, 2010

Haemodynamic Monitoring Principles


22 September, 2010 | Haemodynamic Monitoring

Conventional assessment during surgical procedures or in critical care comprises monitoring of heart rate, arterial blood pressure and urinary output, with or without catheter-base measurement of Central Venous Pressure (CVP). The decision to use cardiac output monitoring in addition (or occasionally as substitute) to conventional assessment is a clinical judgment, usually taken by an anesthetist [...]

Operating Room Lighting


12 September, 2010 | Surgical Light

Effective and successful performance within the operating room is enhanced by having lighting which does not cause visual, operational and environmental difficulties such as: glare, shadowing or visual stress. The operating room environment requires a combination of satisfactory ambient lighting and effective direct and indirect task lighting. The ability to adjust these lighting levels and [...]