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Take a closer look at your patient’s ‘black box’ – the brain.

In the intensive care unit physicians and nurses get real-time information about cardiopulmonary physiology. Shouldn’t there be similar monitoring for the brain, a vital organ, as well?

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Typically patients with an unclear mental state or suspicion of brain issues will be examined hourly for level of arousal, motor function and presence of
brainstem reflexes. But this only provides a snapshot in time of their neurologic status, and creates only a small subset of important brain functions. If the
patient is sedated or even paralyzed, providing the right information can be even more difficult.

The importance of NeuroMonitoring
When it comes to detecting abnormalities, diagnosing seizures and making informed treatment decisions, continuous NeuroMonitoring is a highly valuable
tool on the ICU. The benefits have been recognized by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the European Resuscitation Council
(ERC), which have both issued recommendations and guidelines on the subject:

ESICM recommendations on the use of EEG monitoring in critically ill patients for:
  • Non-convulsive status epilepticus
  • Comatose patients with unexplained and persistent altered consciousness
  • Comatose patients after cardiac arrest

    Consensus statement from the neurointensive care section of the ESICM; Intensive Care Med (2013)

  • Continuous electroencephalography (EEG) is recommended to detect seizures after cardiac arrest
  • Consider continuous EEG to monitor patients with a diagnosed status epilepticus and effects of treatment

Section 5 of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015

An-end-to-end approach
NeuroMonitoring can help to improve patient care and outcome, shorten hospital stay and have a positive impact on finances. Nihon Kohden delivers a unique multi-modality approach, that combines continuous EEG monitoring (cEEG) – an important and easy-to-measure parameter for intensivists – and supports individualized, physiologically driven decision-making.

CerebAir – EEG Headset
Quick and simple cEEG monitoring

  • Innovative design
  • Simple application
  • Easy electrode positioning
  • Bluetooth wireless communication
  • Noise-robust EEG recording
  • Fits for various shapes of patient heads

This helps you identify when the brain is at risk or when neuronal injury is occurring, and lets you intervene before there is irreversible damage.

Our NeuroMonitoring program is designed with the following aims:

  • Improve patient outcome
  • Shorten patients’ stay in the ICU
  • Lower the mortality rate
  • Decrease costs