Public needlessly traumatized about anesthesia awareness
Novella and Tsakiris also discuss anesthesia awareness
as a possible explanation for near-death experience accounts, "Any anesthesiologist will tell you- that patients can wake up during anesthesia- that is a perfectly plausible explanation for those cases," Novella stated.
63) This phenomenon, referred to as anesthesia awareness
, is well-known in the annals of surgery and is a major concern of the anesthesiology profession.
We learned that the phenomenon of anesthesia awareness
is very real, that it happens in thousands of cases every year, and that it can have serious mental health consequences for patients who experience it.
NASDAQ: ASPM) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss results from a New England Journal of Medicine study about use of the Bispectral Index[TM] (BIS[TM]) to reduce the risk of anesthesia awareness
The potential for a mid-surgery awakening is rarely, if ever, discussed with patients and is often dismissed afterward by physicians, nurses, and family, said Carol Weihrer, president of the Reston, Virginia-based Anesthesia Awareness
Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM), the global market leader in brain monitoring technology, commented today on the results from a prospective study of the potential of the Bispectral Index[TM] (BIS[TM]) to reduce the risk of anesthesia awareness
The forum, "A Wake-Up Call About Anesthesia Awareness
: Striking a Balance in Public Perceptions," was convened to address the range of related challenges, controversies and concerns in order to forge a positive path ahead to reduce anesthesia awareness
and improve patient safety.
Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ:ASPM), the global market leader in brain monitoring technology, has created patient and clinician-focused resources that present the facts about anesthesia awareness
during surgery following the premiere of the movie AWAKE, which occurred in New York City last night.
This has become increasingly important as a result of the recent JCAHO Sentinel Event Alert on anesthesia awareness
, which has drawn attention to how sedation is given throughout the hospital and has made patient comfort and safety during sedation a priority for healthcare facilities.
The analysis reveals that LOC monitors are rapidly being adopted by anesthesiologists as there has been growing awareness among anesthesiologists and patients of the risks of anesthesia awareness
32) aimed at preventing and managing the impact of anesthesia awareness