Accessory Care for your LifeWindow One
**All accessories may be cleaned with dilute alcohol or a mild cleaner on gauze or cotton**
ECG (Keep attached to monitor and hang leads and cable)
LEADS: (EC015) ECG leads should be replaced as needed, if fraying is seen or approximately every 2 years.
CABLE: (EC024) Replace cable every 3-5 years or as needed.
SPO2 (Keep attached to monitor and hang sensors and cable)
SENSOR: This sensor will usually last about 8-12 months depending on use. Replace is fraying or replace sensor message is seen Use care when handling and cleaning and do not submerge into liquid to avoid damaging the sensor.
Cable:Clean with dilute alcohol or mild cleaner. Replace every 3-5 years or as needed or when damaged or replace cable message is seen.
**Speak with Digicare or you distributor when replacement parts are needed to ensure you receive the correct item
SIDESTREAM CO2 (This is the only accessory you should remove daily from the monitor)
There are 4 different sample lines that can be used. Sample lines are good for approximately 72hrs of use. We recommend when you open a new sample line to use a piece of tape to put the date on the line. Replace line if occlusion error is seen, has visible cuts or damage or if moisture gets into the line. Do not submerge in liquids.
- All sample lines should be rotated between surgeries to give the line time to dry. We recommend hanging lines with mouth piece down and filter to the ceiling to allow all the moisture to drain down to the mouth piece. When opening a new sample line or if you are measuring the patient and the readings seem a little off, you must do a zero calibration. Make sure the sample line is off the patient, click on CO2 then zero. It will ask is input exposed to 0mmHg, say yes.
- Types of lines:
- High humidity (CAP120) for trach tubes over 4. Recommended for general surgery
- High humidity, low dead space (CAP123) for trach tubes under 4. Recommended for general surgery
- Low humidity (CAP121) for trach tubes over 4. Recommended for dentals
- Low humidity, low dead space (CAP122) for trach tubes under 4. Recommended for dentals
- Luer lock/Low Humidity Equine (CAP124) Trach tube above 4, Recommended for dental cleanings or oral surgery
- Luer lock/High Humidity Equine (CAP125) Trach tube above 4. Recommended for general surgery
NIBP (Keep attached to monitor and wrap loosely next to monitor or in a basket or drawer)
HOSE: (BP013) The hose should last 3-5 years or until an air leak is reported on monitor or hose is damaged.
CUFFS: (BP014-BP024) All cuffs should have good sticking Velcro and no holes or gashes in the tubing. Never tape a cuff to keep it on and never tie off the hose to avoid a hole. These cuffs should be replaced as needed.
TEMP (Keep attached to monitor and hang)
-REUSABLE TEMP PROBE-(TP004) This probe has a sensor at the tip of the probe. Please be careful when placing this sensor to not hit hard feces or a wall in the rectum. This sensor usually last about 8-12 months depending on use. If tip of sensor is cracked or broken, please replace. Plastic disposable probe covers are available in boxes of 100, (PO732)
Masimo Transflectance Sensor
The transflectance sensor is a great option for use in dental procedures or oral surgery as it attaches to the base of the tail just above the rectum using Vetrap. It is important that the emitter and receiver touch directly onto skin so you might have to do a light clip of hair around the ventral tail.
Use vet wrap to place the sensor on the ventral base of the tail either transversely on a wide based tail or longitudinally if a narrow based tail so that it can hit a coccygeal bone and bounce back.
The transflectance sensor requires more technique to use than the lingual sensor.
Tips for using the transflectance sensor are:
If you wrap this sensor too tightly, you may impede perfusion to the sensor site. Wrap this sensor so that it is
“snug”. If the sensor is wrapped too loosely, it may move and display erroneous readings.
Optional Site - TFI sensor on the metatarsal*. There is a spot immediately behind the large pad that has a slight indentation. Remove the hair and wrap the ankle securely, without too much pressure, and wait 10 to 15 seconds to see if you get a good pulse signal every time the heart beats. Utilize the PI and SIQ bar to help optimize sensor placement. If SIQ and PI are RED reposition sensor or try another site. If SIQ and PI are GREEN secure sensor in place with wrap. PVI, SpO2, HR, and PI monitoring in Small Dogs (less than 60-70 lbs.) using TCI on the Tongue.
If you have a small size dogs (less than 60-70 lbs.), then double folding their tongue to itself so that you can increase thethickness of the tongue tissue. After such folding, then place the lingual probe over the thickening tongue. It is essential that the emitter and receiver are parallel. You should be able to get better PI and roughly after 3-4 minutes later you can get readings from PVI.
PVI, SpO2, HR, and PI monitoring in Large Dogs using TCI on the Tongue
When monitoring SpO2, HR, and PI only in Large Dogs (greater than 70 lbs.) place the Lingual TCI clip sensor on the tongue. Make sure the tip of tongue is touching the inner base of sensor and ensure the emitter and receiver are parallel.
Last Modified: 04/12/2019