Airway / Respiratory Physiology | Health Service Delivery & Management
The value of Bispectral Index Monitoring in preventing hemodynamic and ventilatory abnormalities
EP Klinkenberg *
*Corresponding author: EP Klinkenberg
Anaesthesiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 1 (poster) [Dutch]
Poster [341.37 KB]
Master Physician Assistant Symposium 2012, 17 Feb 2012, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
The pain and discomfort experienced by colonoscopies can be reduced by sedation and analgesia. However, sedation during endoscopy provides for possible hazards in the form of hypoventilation, hypoxia and hypotension. This may cause damage to the patient.
There is no question of a linear relationship between BIS and saturation, pulse rate and blood pressure. Determining the BIS is therefore not a measure of hemodynamic and ventilatory parameters.
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