SEDREA: automated sedation in intensive care units

par | Avr 24, 2020

Claire Hellio, Professeure des Universités à l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), et Marc Antonini, Directeur de recherche au Laboratoire d’Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia Antipolis, ont reçu le 14 novembre la médaille de l’innovation du CNRS.

Eminent doctors from the AP-HM and researchers from Aix-Marseille University, CNRS and Gustave Eiffel University have developed the SEDREA technology, which enables the sedation of patients in intensive care to be adapted very precisely.

Pharmacological sedation is indispensable in a large number of patients in intensive care simply to allow adaptation to artificial ventilation, which is frequent in these patients. It is therefore necessary that patients are both calm, pain-free and able to withstand all the aggressive gestures of resuscitation.

" We found that with the clinical sedation scores we usually used, we had difficulty getting close enough to our sedation level and were often either too light or too deep. "Professor Nicolas BRUDER, PU-PH and head of the Anesthesia and Resuscitation Department at AP-HM.

In order to meet these needs, doctors from the AP-HM and researchers from Aix-Marseille University, CNRS and Gustave Eiffel University have developed SEDREA. This tool, based on artificial intelligence, makes it possible to rigorously adapt the level of sedation according to the information transmitted by this algorithm. It can be easily integrated into existing monitoring systems. It is necessary to have a numerical tablet and the SEDREA algorithm.

Moreover, according to Professor Nicolas BRUDER, " this tool should make it possible to reduce the length of stay in intensive care by avoiding excessive sedation and reducing the costs associated with hospitalisation. In the future, we hope that this monitoring tool will help us to adapt our sedation in a very precise way to the exact needs necessary to follow patients throughout their stay in intensive care". In this way, SEDREA would make it possible to avoid deep sedation.

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