Table 3

Data from closed-ended questions that allowed respondents to select single answers (presented as total response counts per respondent category)

QuestionChoiceRespondent category
Approximately what proportion of the anaesthetics at your practice do you monitor? VS RVN SVN Total
All33334 70
Most1211624 152
Some6115353 267
None2950 34
Total 135 307 81 523
Do you have other jobs to do while monitoring an anaesthetic? VS RVN SVN Total
Yes336316 112
No3911238 189
Sometimes3412727 188
Total 106 302 81 489
As an anaesthetist, do you feel you would benefit from further training in using and interpreting anaesthetic monitoring modalities in general? VS RVN SVN Total
Yes7925774 410
Maybe22347 63
Probably not360 9
No350 8
Total 107 302 81 490
Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:
‘Monitoring of anaesthesia is important in relation to patient outcome’ VS RVN SVN Total
Strongly agree11228772 471
Agree22209 51
Somewhat agree000 0
Neither agree/disagree100 1
Somewhat disagree100 1
Disagree000 0
Strongly disagree000 0
Total 136 307 81 524
‘Standard of anaesthetic monitoring in my practice could be improved’ VS RVN SVN Total
Strongly agree558426 165
Agree3312128 182
Somewhat agree285518 101
Neither agree / disagree5143 22
Somewhat disagree2102 14
Disagree11163 30
Strongly disagree271 10
Total 136 307 81 524
‘Standard of anaesthetic monitoring in my practice needs to be improved’ VS RVN SVN Total
Strongly agree19399 67
Agree164213 71
Somewhat agree317116 118
Neither agree / disagree194819 86
Somewhat disagree13389 60
Disagree274710 84
Strongly disagree11225 38
Total 136 307 81 524
‘Improving the standard of anaesthetic monitoring is not a priority in my practice at the moment’ VS RVN SVN Total
Strongly agree10144 28
Agree 33 39 15 87
Somewhat agree236617 106
Neither agree / disagree 30 65 22 117
Somewhat disagree12369 57
Disagree 13 46 7 66
Strongly disagree15417 63
Total 136 307 81 524
Have you received any further training in anaesthetic monitoring since qualifying? VS RVN SVN Total
Yes872124 303
No489328 169
Total 13530532 472
Do you feel patients are being adequately monitored in your practice? VS RVN SVN Total
Definitely yes4511131 187
Probably yes6513835 238
Maybe13215 39
Probably not11268 45
Definitely not2112 15
Total 136 307 81 524
  • RVN, registered veterinary nurse; SVN, student veterinary nurses; VS, veterinary surgeon.