Table 6

Comparison of data obtained from CEPSAF to the present study

CEPSAFPresent study
Oesophageal stethoscopes were routinely usedIn 96 (82%) centresBy 343 (66%) respondents
Pulse oximeters were routinely usedIn 84 (72%) centresBy 447 (85%) respondents
ECGs were routinely usedIn 20 (17%) centresBy 166 (32%) respondents
NIBP facilitiesRegularly used in 23 (20%) centresRoutinely used by 338 (65%) respondents
CapnographyRegularly used in 24 (21%) centresRoutinely used by 250 (47%) respondents
Patient temperature routinely monitored4 (3%) of centresBy 379 (72%) respondents
  • CEPSAF, Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities; NIBP, non-invasive blood pressure.