Clinical ECT Materials

MECTA Σigma Instructional and Database Materials

 

MECTA Σigma Instruction Manual Book One: Use of the Device

This comprehensive Instruction Manual is the definitive source for all MECTA Σigma users. It contains both a guided tutorial that examines all aspects of device function, as well as a detailed discussion of practical issues in ECT administration. Along with providing extensive training on the use of the device, it addresses a host of issues regarding the practice of ECT, including stimulus dosing, electrode site preparation, and physiological monitoring. This manual includes the MECTA Σigma Titration Tables for use in empirical dose finding, as well as Pre-Selected Dosing Tables, which take into account gender, age and electrode placement in recommending initial stimulus configurations. Two copies of this manual are included with the purchase of a MECTA Σigma device and this manual is also available for purchase separately.

  • Part Number DOM (100 Joule): 9900-1016-01
  • Part Number INT (200 Joule): 9900-1015-01
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT

MECTA Σigma Instruction Manual Book Two: Clinical Issues in the Administration of ECT

This Instruction Manual Book Two complements the Instruction Manual Book One and covers different topics. While Book One focuses on the use of the device, Book Two summaries the current state of knowledge regarding the adverse effects of ECT, standardized evaluations that may be conducted to minimize risk and document clinical outcomes, informed consent, and other clinical topics. One copy is included with the purchase of a MECTA Σigma device, and this manual is also available for purchase separately.

  • Part Number DOM (100 Joule): 9900-1020-01
  • Part Number INT (200 Joule): 9900-1017-01
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT

MECTA Σigma Service Manual: Book Three

This Service Manual (Book Three) provides detailed instructions for practitioners and biomedical personnel to assess the proper functioning and calibration of the device. This manual also provides specifications for device features, and recommendations for cleaning and maintenance. Two copies are included with the purchase of a MECTA Σigma device, and this manual is also available for purchase separately.

  • Part Number DOM (100 Joule): 9900-0024-01
  • Part Number INT (200 Joule): 9900-0023-01
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT

MECTA Σigma Instructional DVD/USB

The MECTA Σigma Instructional Video comes in two formats, either as a DVD or USB drive. The DVD version plays at a lower visual resolution than the USB version, but both contain the same video material: (1) A Guided Tour of the MECTA Σigma and (2) A Simulated ECT Session Using the MECTA Σigma. The first video provides a tour of MECTA features, including all the menus and device options, supplementing the Instruction Manual Book One. The second video demonstrates the use of the MECTA Σigma in a simulated ECT session, including preparation of sites for stimulating and physiological monitoring electrodes, stimulus dosing, seizure monitoring, etc. This video of a simulated ECT session is especially useful for individuals new to the practice of ECT, as well as residency programs. The Instructional Video is included with the purchase of a MECTA Σigma and is also available for purchase separately.

  • Part Number (DVD): 9904-0039
  • Part Number (USB): 9904-0039-10
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT

MECTA Σigma Titration and Pre-Selected Dosing Tables

Stimulus dose titration has been widely shown to be the most accurate method for quantifying seizure threshold and determining subsequent stimulus dosage. Sometimes practitioners prefer to administer a pre-selected and avoid titration. The MECTA Σigma Titration and Pre-Selected Dosing Tables address both approaches and are included in each Instruction Manual Book One that comes with the MECTA Σigma device. These tables are also sold as a laminated set to keep readily available in the ECT Suite. Separate Titration Tables and Pre-Selected Dosing Tables are provided for One-Knob and Four-Knob operation, so that practitioners can conduct titration or pre-select stimulus configurations regardless of their preference to use one knob or independently set four knobs. Separate tables are also provided for the ultrabrief (0.3 ms pulse width), near ultrabrief (0.5 ms pulse width), and brief (1.0 ms pulse width) parameter sets. Within each table, stimulus parameters are described to deliver an electrical dose estimated to be 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 6 time the initial seizure threshold.

  • Part Number DOM (100 Joule): 9900-0026
  • Part Number INT (200 Joule): 9900-0027
  • Quantity: 1 set
  • DOM and INT
CLINICAL ECT MATERIALS

MECTA EMR Software

MECTA EMR software can communicate with the MECTA Σigma ECT device, and can be used with a single, stand-alone computer or networked to connect multiple workstations. MECTA EMR© is database software specifically designed for use in ECT. This software markedly extends the capabilities of MECTA ECT devices.

CLICK HERE for a complete description of the MECTA EMR Software.

  • Part Number: 9020-0020
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT

Publications and Educational Videos

CLINICAL ECT MATERIALS

The Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy-A Taskforce Report of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)

This book contains a set of expert consensus recommendations for the safe and effective use of ECT, and endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association. It contains detailed discussions of patient selection, special populations, treatment administration, adverse effects, staff training, and education.

  • Part Number: 9903-0007
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT
CLINICAL ECT MATERIALS

La practica de la terapia electroconvulsive - APA Taskforce Report - Spanish

The Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy - A Taskforce Report of the APA, translated to Spanish.

  • Part Number: 9903-0010
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT
CLINICAL ECT MATERIALS

The Electroconvulsive Therapy Workbook: Clinical Applications

This workbook examines a host of practical clinical issues in the use of ECT. It is single authored by an experienced ECT practitioner in Australia who chaired the recent (2019) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (RANZCP) committee that issued professional practice guidelines for the administration of ECT. This workbook provides an update synopsis of major clinical issues in ECT.

  • Part Number: 9903-0016
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT
Dartmouth-Hitchcock ECT DVD

ECT Patients and Families DVD

This video, produced by the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, is a valuable educational tool that physician may share with patients and family members. The basics of the treatment are presented, including discussion of its potential benefits and adverse effects. This video includes first-person accounts from people who have received ECT.

  • Part Number: 9904-0034
  • Quantity: 1 each
  • DOM and INT
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