Current and Emerging Anesthesia Technology in 2016
This review focuses on emerging technological developments in anesthesiology that are available in the United States and around the world. Much of this review comes from content presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA). Anesthesiologists work in an increasingly complex technological environment inside and outside of the operating room. Every day, they rely on sophisticated devices to provide safe care to patients. Those devices include anesthesia machines, drug delivery systems, physiologic monitors, diagnostic imaging equipment, and electronic health records (EHRs). Device manufacturers and technology startups are continuously introducing devices to improve patient care...