International Anesthesia Research Society

Welcome to EEG For Anesthesia

Developed by Patrick L. Purdon, PhD, Christopher A. Colvin, MHSc, & Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD

In recent years, a new approach for EEG monitoring in anesthesiology has been developed, making it possible for anesthesia care providers to easily read and recognize “EEG signatures” and dose-response patterns for most anesthetic drugs. This new approach has strong foundations in neuroscience, and is applicable to all patients, whether children, middle-aged, or elderly adults.

This activity is composed of several courses, developed to introduce you to the basics of using EEG to recognize the altered states of arousal caused by commonly used anesthetic drugs. Each course is composed of a series of lesson/practice questions and explanations to allow you to become familiar with a specific topic. Upon completion of these lesson/practice questions you will be presented with a series of test questions. You must score 80% on the test to receive the CME for the course. Each course is associated with its own CME.

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