NMA offers services for monitoring during medical procedures. In the medical world, monitoring refers to the practice of monitoring a patient’s nerves and central nervous system–i.e., the brain and spinal cord–during surgery so that abnormal or irregular activity can be discovered and treated. This form consists of observing how neural pathways respond to electrical stimuli while the surgeon is operating on the patient.
Monitoring is often necessary because — even though most surgeries have a very small risk of developing more serious problems–the fragility of the nervous and neurological systems ensure that their risk is higher than with surgeries targeting other parts of the body. As a result, monitoring is frequently done when neurological patients are undergoing surgery.
If changes are noted during monitoring–for example, if the neural pathways respond with less strength or less effectively, or take more time to respond–the surgeon knows that further steps must be taken. Via this neurological form of monitoring, our specialized personnel can detect any problems or future problems, even if they have yet to manifest themselves.
Once the data has been obtained and the patient is recuperating after surgery, a specialized technologist will examine the data, alongside the patient’s doctor. If notable, potentially dangerous changes in brain chemistry are observed, then these professionals will work together with a surgeon so as to fix these problems are nipped in the bud.
Throughout the process of monitoring, patients are informed of everything they need to know about the surgery and monitoring, in addition to their own rights and obligations. The surgeons also take care to inform their families and loved ones about the process. After they have been given time to educate themselves and prepare themselves for the upcoming procedure, the patients are then brought to the operating room. After the surgery has been explained to them once more, the surgeons put them to sleep and perform their work. Once they’re done, the results are explained to the patient, and the surgeon recommends further steps to be taken, if necessary. The patient is then given time to recuperate.