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