We can supply a wide variety of monitoring solutions, all tailored to the anaesthetic method being used. These range from pulse oximeters to monitors that include the full range of normal parameters such as CO2 and anaesthetic agents as well as temperature and also invasive monitoring options.
We use Mindray machines as we have found them extremely reliable, an excellent company to work with and very competitively priced.
Most commonly we tend to supply one of two machines. Firstly, the Mindray VS 900 machine. This does blood pressure and oxygen saturation and has full alarm and cycling capabilities. Secondly, we often supply another Mindray monitor that includes ECG and CO2, as well as oxygen saturation and blood pressure.
All machines have battery backup and are supplied with two of each adult to neonatal accessories.
The image above left shows a VS900 being used in recovery at a children’s surgical unit in Kampala and the below image is a small screen version of the ECG/CO2 monitor.
I am pleased to report that the equipment arrived safely in Mwanza… I can confirm that all the large items were present …All the instrument sets were in order… The quality of the surgical instruments is superb. As promised, you included an enormous number of extras, the largest of which was a multifunction patient monitor. There are two ambulance emergency kits, a large range of anaesthetic equipment and vast supplies of surgical disposables. There are surgical scrubs and white gowns as well. Thank you for your efficiency and generosity. The people of rural Tanzania will most definitely benefit.
One of the easy we can make budgets go a long way is the sensible use of equipment no longer required in the west. This recycling is very effective. Please do contact us for further details if you think you have equipment of any sort that may help.