Sailor the Great Dane was the first patient to benefit from a generous donation to the University of Queensland Veterinary Medical Centre for the purchase of a Portable Patient Monitor.
The monitor enabled the close observation of Sailor’s vital signs while moving him to and from receiving CT Scans.
Sailor was suspected of having lesions in the cervical area of the spine, and this condition would have predisposed him to a drop in heart rate or respiratory arrest – so the monitor enabled monitoring for these complications if they occurred.
The Head of UQ’s School of Veterinary Science, Professor Glen Coleman, said the donation enhances patient care and was very appreciated by the staff and veterinary students who benefit from hands-on exposure to the monitor during their anaesthesia rotations.
The UQ Veterinary Medical Centre opened in August 2010 and hosts the latest in veterinary medical and surgical diagnostic and treatment options which underlie the School of Veterinary Science’s commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care to meet the needs of the patient, client and referring veterinarian while providing quality learning experiences for clinical veterinary students.
If you are interested in supporting equipment purchases like this, please click here to discuss further projects to support the School or contact Julia at email@example.com.