Target-controlled infusion: (What) does size matter?
Commercially available TCI models in older pumps used to be models developed with data from a population with relatively small ranges of age or weight, with an occasional paediatric model. Using these models on patients outside this range results in extrapolation, risking under- or overdosing of the patient. Newer models have a broader range of covariates in the population and may therefore be more appropriate when anaesthetising patients along the extremes of age or body size. What are the characteristics of these patients, the models, and does it make a difference?
Webinar Scientific Faculty
Dr Francisco Martinez Torrente (ES)
Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden
The small and the very small: TCI in our youngest children and neonates
Dr Laura Hannivoort (NL)
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Body composition matters: TCI in the morbidly obese
Prof. Hugo Vereecke (BE)
AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Brugge, Belgium