Describe the generation and features of a normal awake EEG (15)
Briefly discuss the processing performed by EEG monitors (BIS/Entropy) to produce a single dimensionless number from the EEG (10)
This material is adequately covered in a couple of the books on the recommended reading list – Magee & Tooley, and Davis & Kenny. There are some better review articles around, and a mob of FANZCAs in Cairns paralysed each other sans anaesthesia using BIS monitoring and published it (British Journal of Anaesthesia, Volume 115, Issue suppl_1, 1 July 2015, Pages i95–i103).
The EEG measures action potentials TRUE/FALSE
As a patient becomes more deeply anaesthetised their EEG drops in amplitude and frequency TRUE/FALSE
Burst suppression becomes more pronounced with deeper levels of anaesthesia TRUE/FALSE
Phase coherence becomes more pronounced with deeper levels of anaesthesia TRUE/FALSE
Frowning will increase RE (response entropy) more than SE (state entropy) TRUE/FALSE