AnestAssist™ PK/PD version 1.8 is available for download and update on the App Store. Main improvements include the ability for users to define and add pediatric and veterinary PK/PD models to the application (i.e. users can specify age and weight limits for custom PK/PD models). Please see the Version History page for details. This is a free upgrade for current owners.
AnestAssist™ PK/PD is an educational tool used for understanding and visualizing the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and interactions of commonly used anesthetic drugs.
Anesthesiologists, CRNA's, Veterinarians, and other clinicians involved with anesthesiology, from residents to the very experienced, will find AnestAssist a valuable tool for understanding and designing rational dosing strategies tailored to individual patients.
Mathematical models published by clinical researchers, which take into account patient weight, age and gender, are used to estimate and chart:
IV drugs modeled: Propofol, Remifentanil, Fentanyl,
Alfentanil, Sufentanil, Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine, Lidocaine,
Midazolam, Morphine, Atracurium, Cisatracurium, Rocuronium, and
Inhaled agents modeled: Sevoflurane, Isoflurane, Desflurane, Enflurane, Halothane, and Nitrous Oxide
Interactions modeled: Propofol, Sevoflurane or Isoflurane with any combination of Remifentanil, Fentanyl, Alfentanil, or Sufentanil.
Users can define and add additional drugs and PK/PD models to
Real-Time Case Capture: Drug entry system facilitates
recording drugs administered real-time or retrospectively from
intra-operative record. Save to Case Library for later review.
Case Library: Save actual cases or design and add your own
cases to the
library to record and
demonstrate dosing strategies for a variety of patient types and drugs.
AnestAssist runs an enhanced user interface full screen natively on the iPad and in standard mode on the iPhone/iPod. The core functionality is the same on both.
Please see the Product Info page for more information.
"AnestAssist helped me bridge the gap between abstract mathematical textbook training and real world application of PK/PD theory."
"AnestAssist gave me new insight into the guidelines and rules of thumb I've used for years. I like the idea of putting more science into the art of anesthesia."