Submitted by: GA Dumont & J. Mark Ansermino
Anesthesia requires careful titration of at least two drugs: one to “put the patient to sleep” and one to suppress response to pain. Currently, anesthesiologists inject these drugs based on patient weight. This results in loose and poor control of clinical effects, affecting long-term outcomes negatively, particularly for children and elderly patients. To improve safety we have developed a system that automatically delivers personalized optimal doses to maintain desired clinical effects. This system was tested in children (world’s first) and a more advanced system is currently being tested on adults. We believe this represents the future of safety in anesthesia.