Solutions to Some of the existing problems with breathing equipment type

Goneppanavar, Umesh and Kaur, Jasvinder and Shetty, Nanda (2010) Solutions to Some of the existing problems with breathing equipment type. Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan, 48 (2). pp. 91-93.

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Despite the stringent guidelines laid down by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for equipment checks, there are occasional reports of problems related to the equipment used to administer anesthesia. In this article, we discuss two important, albeit rare, problems associated with breathing equipment that have been reported in the literature. The rarity of these problems in itself may hinder early diagnosis because anesthesiologists do not usually consider these problems to be the cause of an ongoing patient morbidity. The first problem discussed here is the presence of a foreign body within the breathing system used to administer anesthesia. The second problem discussed is a kink in the breathing circuits that can precipitate life-threatening problems if it is not detected early enough.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anesthesia; disposabale equipment; breathing circuits; foreign bodies
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2012 06:47
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 06:47

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