At the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting in Boston this week, Mindray, a Shenzhen, China firm, introduced its Neuromuscular Transmission (NMT) Module for the company’s Passport 17m and 12m patient monitors. The device sends electric signals through the fingers and measures how the body responds to the stimulation. The technology provides a pretty clear indication whether a patient is properly relaxed when on a neuromuscular block.
The data related to the NMT test is visible on the Passport monitor’s display and can be uploaded to an electronic medical record or an anesthesia info system.
“Mindray has become a leader in the complete perioperative continuum with comprehensive monitoring solutions, anesthesia delivery systems, and point-of-care ultrasound,” said Wayne Quinn, President of Mindray North America, in a published statement. “According to recent third-party market reports, Mindray now accounts for one of eight anesthesia machines delivered in the U.S. The continuing stream of new releases of capabilities for our popular Passport monitoring solutions reinforce our commitment to the anesthesia market. The OR gives us the opportunity to showcase all of our solutions, coming together to meet the needs of the anesthesia provider.”