Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Pain Relief)
Many patients will require sedation, general anaesthesia or pain relief for their diagnostic and/or surgical treatments and the Southfields anaesthesia team works closely with our clinicians to ensure that every patient has an individual plan tailored to their specific needs, whether they are undergoing routine surgery, or the most complex of procedures.
Every patient is unique in terms of medical status, temperament, undergoing a procedure and their response to being in a strange environment. Our anaesthetist will consider pre-, peri- and post-operative management to make sure the patient has a safe anaesthetic, optimal pain relief and an uneventful recovery.
Our extensive range of anaesthetic monitoring equipment is tailored to each patient, depending on the nature of their condition and the likely risks of the procedure. Continuous electrocardiography, capnography, pulse oximetry, temperature, arterial blood gas monitoring, indirect blood pressure monitoring, direct arterial blood pressure monitoring, as well as central venous pressure and urine output.
Critically ill patients are continuously monitored by our Specialist anaesthesia team, together with our dedicated intensive care team, comprising Interns and veterinary nurses.