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(Timisoara) The differences that standard intra-operative monitoring offers and what Adequacy of Anesthesia monitoring adds.
Romania (FASMR) - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes", Timisoara
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Prof. dr. Dorel Săndesc
dr. Ovidiu Bedreag
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Adequacy of Anesthesia (AoA) is a modern concept of intra-operative anesthetic monitoring made up of various parameters to help the clinician to assess patients’ individual responses to the delivery of general anesthesia. Adequacy of Anesthesia parameters provide continuous non-invasive measurement of: Depth of anesthesia with SPECTRAL ENTROPY™, Patient’s response to surgical stimuli and analgesic medications with SURGICAL PLETH INDEX (SPI) ™, Muscle relaxation/recovery with NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION (NMT). The use of these monitoring parameters together with the standard monitoring of vital signs (ECG- electrocardiogram, pulse-oximetry, End Tidal CO2, blood pressure, body temperature) and respiratory parameters (ventilation parameters, levels of inhalatory hypnotic agents) are helping clinician to provide a more accurate, personalized, general anesthesia.
What is the aim of the project?
The project aims to study the difference between standard therapy not having included the Adequacy of Anesthesia parameters and therapy using Adequacy of Anesthesia monitoring in order to assess the clinical benefit of the patient.
What techniques and methods are used?
uring the clinical research, data from various types of patients will be collected and statistically analyzed. Patients requiring different types of surgery (emergency, elective surgery) and different sites of surgery (neurosurgery, politraumatology etc.) will be included in this study. The project aims to study the difference between standard therapy not having included the Adequacy of Anesthesia parameters and therapy using Adequacy of Anesthesia monitoring in order to assess the clinical benefit of the patient. The student will be taught up to what level is the standard intra-operative monitoring limited to and how does Adequacy of Anesthesia offer a more detailed insight into the patient’s response to anesthesia.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will collect data during general anesthesia. The data will be provided by the intra-operatory machinery and it will serve as post operatory analysis. The analysis will be done by the student with the help of the tutors and will compare the benefits of having monitored the AoA parameters besides the standard ones. The student will work together with the anesthesia team, in the operating room, being guided by them and also if possible (in case the anesthetist has some intra-operatory time available) the student will have the patient’s case explained from a medical point of view. The student will ask questions, take notes, make sure he/she understands the concept and also the need for monitoring those parameters.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Students will be taught during their entire internship here.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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