Background. Anesthesiologists face unexpected incidents during 20 percent of all anesthetics. One quarter of these incidents represent critical events posing significant danger to patients. Therefore, quick and accurate decisions are a major concern in anesthesia. The environment is stressful and the task is difficult because 30 or more variables need to be monitored and mentally correlated and integrated.
The CROMDI Medical team developed a working prototype for detecting, diagnosing
and treating anesthesia-related critical events that reduces recognition
times significantly in critical events. The CROMDI original display consisted
of cardiac objects and pulmonary curtain and is shown in Fig. 1 alongside
the traditional waveform displays (Fig. 2).
CROMDI has produced additions and enhancements to the original display (consisting of cardiac objects and pulmonary curtain: a cardiovascular display, a pulmonary display, and a drug delivery and prediction display (Figures 3 and 4).
The new "integrated" display (Fig. 6) includes the waveforms and digital information present in traditional anesthesia displays, along with a selection of CROMDI's new display elements.
Testing of the prototype showed a statistically
significant decrease in detection time in several critical scenarios:
are real world and economic benefits of the technology: