TOesophageal Doppler Monitoring (ODM+) is unique in its ability to guide fluid and drug interventions with accuracy and in real time. The principle is to keep surgical patients in their best haemodynamic state. This means ODM+ helps clinicians to optimise outcomes, with fewer complications.
The adverse effects of poor haemodynamic management during surgery aren’t always immediately obvious. In other words, they often only become apparent later in the care continuum. However complications can be nonetheless serious, study after study reporting a high incidence of conditions such as Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Surgical Site Infection (SSI). The result can often be a demand for prolonged care. Importantly, resources may even end up being used to treat conditions that the patient unfortunately, and avoidably acquired in hospital.
The good news is that careful haemodynamic management avoids complications and helps clinicians to deliver better outcomes.