Patient-maintained propofol sedation: the anaesthetists' point of view

Sprinks, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-3781-5484, Worcester, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-4616-6842, Breedon, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942, Hewson, D. and Bedworth, N., 2018. Patient-maintained propofol sedation: the anaesthetists' point of view. In: IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2018, Madrid, Spain, July 2018.

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Many operations within the UK do not require general anaesthesia, and are instead carried out under sedation. A doctor normally provides this, and as the patient is not in control, they may be either under or over-sedated due to a misjudgement of patient anxiety. One solution would be to allow the patients to directly control their own sedation level. This paper presents an invention for innovation (i4i) project developing such a Patient Maintained Propofol Sedation Device (PMPSD). Due to the health risks associated with under and over-sedation, the anaesthetists' interface takes on an added importance to ensure they can oversee the process and intervene when needed. Through the project, a unique opportunity has arisen where anaesthetists have been involved throughout the interface design process, contributing to the development and testing of a prototype. We present this prototype, highlight its key features and how it differs from existing sedation pump interface systems. As the project continues, the interface will be used as part of a clinical trial at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust involving 80 orthopaedic patients throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Sprinks, J., Worcester, F., Breedon, P., Hewson, D. and Bedworth, N.
Date: July 2018
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Dec 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 13:52

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