Awareness: Monitoring versus remembering what happened.

  title={Awareness: Monitoring versus remembering what happened.},
  author={Chantal Kerssens and Jan Klein and Benno Bonke},
  volume={99 3},
BACKGROUND Awareness during anesthesia is foremost assessed with postoperative interviews, which may underestimate its incidence. On-line monitors such as the Bispectral Index and patient response to verbal command are not necessarily commonly used. This study investigated response to command during deep sedation (Bispectral Index 60-70) and the ability of prevailing monitoring techniques to indicate awareness and predict recall. METHODS The authors systematically assessed the response to… CONTINUE READING

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