In creating the ANI Monitor V2, Mdoloris Medical Systems aimed to deliver a non-invasive and user-friendly analgesia monitoring device to medical professionals. With the ANI Monitor V2, medical professionals can continuously and reliably monitor the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) by analysing the parasympathetic component via the respiratory sinus arrythmia. This analgesia monitoring device uses brief and rapid heart rate variations induced by each respiratory cycle to quantify the parasympathetic tone, and thus detect pain and stress responses in a patient.
All of this can be accomplished with only an electrocardiogram (ECG) as an entry point.

How the ANI Monitor V2 Analgesia Monitoring Device Avoids Opioid Overdose

The ANI Monitor V2 can be used with conscious and unconscious patients to monitor nociception and antinociception. There are a number of ways in which to use this analgesia monitoring device, and it poses a number of benefits for healthcare professionals.

With unconscious patients under general anaesthesia, the ANI range – typically 50 to 70 – relates to adequate analgesia, meaning that opioid antinociception is adequate and parasympathetic activity is slightly more predominant than sympathetic activity.

Should the ANI value fall below 50 and nociception persists, a hemodynamic response within the following ten minutes is highly likely. Anaesthetists can use this information to avoid hemodynamic response and increase opioid analgesia.

Should the ANI value rise above 70 it is likely that opioid overdose has occurred. With this information from the ANI Monitor V2, practitioners can avoid using additional opioid analgesia and avoid the side effects of an opioid overdose, which include:
– Extended recovery period
– Nausea and vomiting
– Respiratory failures
– Bradycardia
– Post-operative hyperalgesia
– Stimulated cancer progression and many more side effects.

In this way, the ANI Monitor V2 from Mdoloris can minimise opioid overdose risk and subsequent consequences thereof.

The Many Benefits of The ANI Monitor V2

Mdoloris has invested twenty-three years of research and development into the ANI Monitor V2 in order to deliver a ground-breaking analgesia monitoring device. Finally, Mdoloris are able to provide anaesthesiologists with a device and an index that will individualise and refine their daily practices.
Some of the benefits of Mdoloris’ analgesia monitoring device include:

  • Predictivity of hemodynamic reactivity
  • Outstanding detection of nociception through heart rate and blood pressure variations
  • Superb ability to diagnose the etiology of a hemodynamic event
  • Ability to avoid infra and overdosing through refined opioid titration
  • Predictivity of postoperative pain

Who Can The ANI Monitor V2 Be Used For?

This analgesia monitoring device is suitable for a multitude of patients, particularly:

  • Children
  • Non-communicating patients
  • The elderly, who are sensitive to opioid overdose
  • Obese patients, whose distribution volumes are modified
  • Extended surgery periods greater than three hours
  • Drug-addicted patients

In Conclusion…

This innovative analgesia monitoring device proposes an electro-physiological and objective means of evaluating the state of analgesic coverage in a patient, and thus reduce the risk of opioid overdose and the consequent negative side effects. You can learn more about the ANI Monitor V2, its benefits, limitations and more at this link, where you can also download a pdf brochure with a plethora of useful information about the device.

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