Understanding Anesthesia Devices

Although significant advances in clinical monitoring technology and clinical practice development have taken place in the last several decades, in this editorial we argue that much more still needs to be done. We begin by identifying many of the improvements in perioperative technology that have become available in recent years; these include electroencephalographic depth of anesthesia monitoring, bedside ultrasonography, advanced neuromuscular transmission monitoring systems, and other developments. We then discuss some of the perioperative technical challenges that remain to be satisfactorily addressed, such as products that incorporate poor software design or offer a confusing user interface.

Anesthesia devices are used in surgical procedures to control pain, blood pressure, breathing, blood flow, and heart rate & rhythm. The medical state in patients is induced by the use of anesthesia that leads to loss of sensation or awareness. It includes analgesia, paralysis, amnesia, or unconsciousness. The pressure and flow sensors in the anesthetic device monitor the line pressures along with the inspiratory and expiratory volume streams. And they confirm that the patient is directed the gas mixtures selected by the anesthetist in the right concentration and with the pressure and volume.

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As per the scope of this study, anesthesia devices are used to check a patient's response toward anesthesia during a surgical process. The requirement of these devices depends upon the type of surgery being performed, and it differs in every case. These devices help the anesthetist to monitor the dose of anesthesia.

Anesthesia monitors are used to record and display the delivery of anesthetic substances, like gases, drugs, and fluids to the patient. During surgeries, these are used to check the patients’ health and reaction to the indication of anesthesia. The integration of various functionalities, such as oxygen saturation level, carbon dioxide level, heart rate, and blood pressure, coupled with decision support systems and data analysis to aid clinicians to get better insights on their patients, is favoring the market growth.

The surgical procedures are increasing globally at an alarming rate due to prevalence of various diseases. Anesthesia plays a key role, since every patient that undergoes surgery is anesthetized to manage the pain during the course of surgery. The major surgical procedures performed globally are orthopedics, cardiology, and neurology, owing to high prevalence of these medical conditions. Such high number of surgical procedures are expected to propel the growth of global anesthesia devices market.

The key players profiled in the report include GE Healthcare, Becton Dickinson and Company, Smiths Group plc, Ambu S/A, Teleflex Incorporated, Ventlab, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, SunMed, 3M Company, and Airsep Corporation. The other players operating in the industry include Koninklijke Philips N.V., Aircraft Medical, Verathon Inc., Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG, and Pentax.

Source: The Insight Partners