Machine Checkout and Quality Assurance

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Abstract

Many anesthesia-related adverse incidents involve the failure of anesthesia equipment and could potentially be prevented by proper checkout of the anesthesia workstation. Guidelines have been put forth by the American Society of Anesthesiologists along with other committees for conducting a thorough preanesthesia checkout. These are explained in detail. The guidelines are intended to be combined with manufacturer recommendations for an institution specific machine check. Equipment quality assurance including support and retirement is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesia Equipment
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages559-583
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780323672795
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Anesthesia machine
  • Checklist
  • Machine check

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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