Adequacy of Anesthesia solution

Our Adequacy of Anesthesia (AoA) solution consists of powerful parameters, devices, consumables and a digital analytics application that may help you in your goals to improve outcomes, save costs and improve workflow efficiency.

Clinical excellence

Unique clinical measurements support tailored anesthesia delivery

Decision support

Integrated tools to help optimize workflow

Optimize performance

Analytics to help support clinical, cost and sustainability goals

Anesthesia delivery is a critical part of healthcare delivery

AoA consists of various unique parameters that provide continuous measurements to help you assess a patient’s response to inhaled and intravenous hypnotics as well as NMBAs during general anesthesia.

Entropy monitoring

Entropy™ measures the state of the brain and has been shown to reflect the different phases of anesthesia. The use of Entropy in adults has been found to reduce the use of certain hypnotic drugs, therefore, helping anesthesiologists to tailor anesthetic drugs for each patient, helping avoid unnecessarily deep states of hypnosis, including burst suppression that has been associated with increased risk of delirium.1

With Entropy monitoring, it is possible to help ensure faster emergence and recovery in the operating room. It is a tool for optimising the perioperative process and ensuring efficient patient flow.


Neuromuscular Transmission (NMT) monitoring

NMT is the transfer of an impulse between a nerve and a muscle in the neuromuscular junction. NMT can be blocked by neuromuscular blocking agents—drugs which cause transient muscle relaxation and prevent the patient from moving and breathing spontaneously.

Post-operative residual curarization (PORC) incidence in PACU is estimated to be up to 45% after a single shot muscle relaxation.2 Considering that about 230 million patients undergo a major surgery each year, about 100 patients per minute would suffer from discomfort, reduced ventilation capacity, double vision and a 4- to 5-times increased aspiration risk. Such residual effects have clinical consequences that can prolong hospitalization, particularly in vulnerable populations such as obese patients.

Decision support tools to help optimize workflow and patient care

GE HealthCare’s CARESCAPE™ patient monitors provide the functionalities you need to help you seamlessly and easily deliver optimal anesthesia and patient care.

Holistic view

GE HealthCare offers an integrated, holistic view of the patient's response to anesthesia. The CARESCAPE™ monitor displays values and trends obtained from parameter modules for Entropy (State Entropy SE, Response Entropy RE and burst suppression ratio), and NMT.

NMT Hookup Advisor™

Integrated into the CARESCAPE monitor, the NMT Hookup Advisor shows correct NMT sensor placement and impedance check of electrodes.

Resource to help drive clinical excellence

Clinical View

Clinical View is a free resource for medical professionals intended to provide educational materials and clinical information that advances best practices for monitoring across the continuum of care.

  1. 1. Daiello LA, et al., Postoperative Delirium and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Overlap and Divergence. Anesthesiology 131(3), 477-491 (Sep 2019).
  2. 2. Actual time may vary slightly due to hospital network and processing times.

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