How does DELTASCAN work?
DeltaScan is a bedside EEG monitor developed specifically for healthcare professionals. DeltaScan detects polymorphic delta waves. These waves correlate very strongly with acute encephalopathy and delirium.
We recommend that you follow the training instructions before using DeltaScan. After some practice it becomes quite simple to use DeltaScan on patients. A clear measurement result can be obtained within 4 minutes (this includes attaching and removing the DeltaScan Patch), which indicates how likely it is that the patient is suffering from acute encephalopathy and/or delirium.
Click on the video below to see how DeltaScan is used.
DeltaScan has been developed specifically for the detection & monitoring of acute encephalopathy and delirium. Based on the guidelines, a DeltaScan measurement should be performed during each nursing shift (3 times per day), as is the case for e.g the DOSS or CAM-ICU checklists, for each patient at risk of delirium.
DeltaScan uses EEG (ElectroEncephaloGraphy) to measure the brain activity of patients. The DeltaScan algorithm (based on artificial intelligence, AI) analyses whether and to what extent delta waves are present in the EEG. These waves correlate very strongly with acute encephalopathy and delirium.
The EEG recordings cannot be traced to a specific patient. DeltaScan does not record any patient details. With the hospital’s consent, Prolira will collect the measurement data and use it for testing and continuous improvement of the DeltaScan algorithm.
DeltaScan is mounted on a high-quality rollstand. In addition to the DeltaScan Monitor, we also supply DeltaScan Patches to attach to the patient’s head. These are single-use patches.
Several other supplies, which we recommend for optimum DeltaScan measurements, are also provided. All the required products have a fixed position on the rollstand.
No, a DeltaScan measurement is harmless and does not cause discomfort. The patch is removed from the head immediately after the measurement.
The required frequency at which the DeltaScan battery needs to be charged depends on the intensity of use. We recommend charging the battery every day, although it will probably last longer.
Are you interested, or do you have any questions?
Please contact us!
We offer 3 free e-learning modules, each of about 10 minutes, that
are informative and interactive, partly because they contain videos:
- for nurses: delirium and acute encephalopathy
- for doctors: delirium
- for healthcare professionals: Prolira-DeltaScan use