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Low minimum alveolar concentration alarm: a standard for prevention of awareness during general anaesthesia maintained by inhalational anaesthetics

Goneppanavar, Umesh and Kaur, Jasvinder and Shetty, Nanda (2009) Low minimum alveolar concentration alarm: a standard for prevention of awareness during general anaesthesia maintained by inhalational anaesthetics. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 23 (3). pp. 185-186. ISSN 1387-1307

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Abstract

Awareness during general anaesthesia is a rare but significant problem that can be frightening to the patients. We suggest that newer generation monitors should include this facility to provide a low alarm limit to MAC settings so as to improve the quality of patient care. Also we suggest that a "near empty" alarm be incorporated into vaporizers which can warn the anaesthesiologist prior to development of possible light plane of anaesthesia. We hope that adopting these two features can help enhance patient safety and can further aid in quality assurance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness, General anaesthesia, Volatile anaesthetics.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2012 06:51
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 06:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77147

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