FDA Approves SEDASYS Propofol Sedation System

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Ethicon Endo-Surgery has announced the approval by FDA for its SEDASYS device. This device is the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system which is a boon to clinicians in the endoscopy suites.
 FDA Approves SEDASYS Propofol Sedation System
FDA Approves SEDASYS Propofol Sedation System

With this system, anesthesiologists and CRNAs can be replaced with computerized technology to administer propofol and to monitor minimal-to-moderate sedation in patients undergoing upper and lower endoscopies.

The company has also added that only ASA class I and II patients can be allowed to receive propofol via SEDASYS.

The company said that the state-of-the-art drug delivery and patient monitoring, the SEDASYS® System can help physician/nurse teams to ensure personalized sedation. Further, the device is capable of detecting and responding to signs of over-sedation by stopping or reducing delivery of propofol, increasing oxygen delivery and automatically instructing patients to take a deep breath.

The SEDASYS® System also keeps track of patients' vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and the degree of patient's response.

Source: Medindia

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