Heart Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry

A healthcare professional’s main priorities for any type of treatment include keeping their patients safe and improving their long-term quality of life; This means that it is important to have the best tools available to ensure that every patient remains safe throughout a surgical dental procedure. Certain types of dental treatments require general anesthesia to help eliminate a patient’s chance of experiencing pain or trauma, while also allowing the surgeon to perform with precision. We make a point of using current technology to monitor every patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen concentration during every procedure that requires general anesthesia.

What is pulse oximetry?

Pulse oximetry is the process of measuring the oxygen concentration in blood cells using a device called a pulse oximeter. These devices are small and are gently clipped onto a patient’s ear or finger to gather information about the blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen concentration in a minimally invasive manner. Although pulse oximeters are great multiple function monitors, it is important to use a standard heart rate monitor to ensure that all the information is accurate.

Heart rate monitoring

Dedicated heart rate monitors are comfortably attached to key areas of the upper body where a patient’s pulse can be detected easily.

What is the benefit of combining these devices?

It is important to gather the most accurate information about a patient’s condition during a surgical procedure. The combination of dedicated heart rate monitors and pulse oximeters help surgical teams make quick, informed decisions about how to adjust oxygen and anesthesia administration throughout a procedure to keep patients safe.