Microstim DB3 - Supramaximal Nerve Stimulator
The Microstim DB3 Supramaximal Nerve Stimulator provides a means of assessing, on demand, the depth or degree of muscle relaxation achieved during anaesthesia.
- Easy to Use
- Low Cost
The Microstim DB3 is the latest addition to the Microstm range, which has been popular with anaesthetists worldwide since 1985 and has served extremely well, being low cost, easy to operate and reliable in use. This Nerve Stimulator has four settings:
Train of Four
Double Burst Stimulation
Post Tetanic Count
Continuous 1 Hz
We are often asked `Why does the Microstim not have a display to show the delivered current?` This is why:
1. The current required for supramaximal stimulation varies considerably between patients. The best way to establish supramaximal stimulation is to gradually increase the stimulus current until the response is elicited.
2. Because the Microstim is a constant current stimulator, it is not subject to current-reduction as a result of high skin impedance. A non-constant current stimulator needs a display to indicate the delivered current.
3. A numerical display can give the erroneous impression to the inexperienced user that the display somehow indicates the magnitude of the muscle response.