How is an anesthesia monitor used?

Patricia Bartley Daniele
Ambulatory Care

Bispectral index monitoring(BIS) is used to assess the level of consciousness, depth of anesthesia. The BIS monitor electrodes is often placed on the forehead and monitors brain activity during surgery. It assists with medication and anesthesia dosing to provide comfort, lack of awareness and relaxation.  

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