oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Clinical monitoring of our patients - have we lost the art? : editorial

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



In this day and age of BIS monitoring, transthoracic bioimpedance, TCI and the like, we seem to get totally distracted by our machines and gadgets, and sometimes forget basic clinical monitoring of our patients. Many of us were taught this during an era when the hand and eye were all we had, and were certainly more reliable than the pulsometer or oscilloscope screen.

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