"I work in a busy neurosciences community hospital. Pupillometers are a must in ICU's which care for neurologic critically ill patients. Not only it eliminates the guessing game about pupillary size and reaction, but also guides therapy and affects management. In the setting of increased intracranial pressure, the pupil goes through a series of changes not visible to the naked eye or the penlight before it dilates and becomes unreactive. This brief period is critical to pick up and act upon. Furthermore, many of our patients are comatose and or sedated with an unreliable neurologic exam. The pupillometer is particularly helpful in such settings. I can think of many cases where the pupillomter made a big difference in my practice"
“Automated pupillary assessments with the Pupillometer has truly revolutionized how we care for the critically ill in our Neuro ICU. Device integration allows our Pupillometer data to effortlessly auto-upload into our EMR. This allows nurses to spend less time charting and more time providing patient care. The Pupillometer provides accurate, reliable and objective pupillary reactivity measurements that we can trend just like any other vital sign."
“We have 14 units in our 14 bed Neuro ICU, and the nurses love them. It is part of their routine assessment, and has revolutionized the care of our patients. It is a staple of our evaluations for every patient, and is particularly helpful in patients with TBI, cardiac arrest, malignant edema and brain death.”
“Use of the pupillometer has enabled our nursing staff to trend data and identify potential changes in patients who are often difficult to assess. The pupillometer is a valuable tool in our assessment ‘toolbox’!”
“Our neuro/critical care team has found the pupillometer has added another dimension to our clinical assessment by providing objective data on pupillary response. By trending constriction velocity and NPi, we have enhanced our clinical decision making at the bedside. The pupillometer has consistently provided accurate data on pupillary response.”
“We began with four units in our ICU and now have 12. The nurses use it routinely to track pupillary changes. It is extremely helpful both for documentation and to detect any early changes that could lead to early interventions.”
"It's great! The new equipment for the modern neurologist..."