Big challenge in Intensive care unit is excessive or insufficient patient sedation. Recent study has shown that more than 69% of patients are inadequately or excessively sedated. Patients who are insufficiently sedated can feel fear or unpleasent experiences. Insufficient sedation is also related to psychomotor restlessness, extended time in recovery room (PACU), ICU and extra care costs. Patients who are excessively sedated have an extended time of using mehanical ventilation, stay at ICUand/or hospital stay with increasing costs. Excessive sedation is also related to increased complication risk and can result with extra diagnostic tests. Device measuring sedation depth enables adequate control. Combining measurements of EEG waves and special algorithm, a special number can be calculated, which is used for orientation during patient sedation.
- Constant monitoring of consciousness depth during anesthesia and sedation
- Easy to use
- Shows unique number as a result of collected EEG waves and algorithm
- Anesthetized patients
- Sedated patients
- Head traumas