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CHECKLIST FOR ANAESTHETIC EQUIPMENT 1 Check the anaesthetic machine is connected to electricity, is there a log book? 2 Check all monitoring devices- BP monitor screen, O2 analyser, pulse oximeter, capnograph are working & have appropriate alarms especially PAEDS & ADULT 3 Tug test on all pipelines check O2, N2O, AIR are all between 400-500kpa, Separate O2 cylinder must be showing 50%>100% 4 Check operation of flow meters and all bobbin’s are freely moving through out range test. Check anti-hypoxia device is working (IT ALARMS) Check O2 emergency bypass control 5 Check each vaporiser is adequately filled & is seated on the back bar & not titled. Check for any leaks occlude the common gas outlet, repeat test after changing any vaporiser. 6 Check breathing systems- bacterial mask/filter, angled-piece & tubing are available, perform pressure leak by occluding patient end of tubing & compressing the reservoir bag. Check all valves are working including the unidirectional valve & exhaust valve. ??? 7 Check ventilator tubing is configured & securely attached, check pressure relief valve works & disconnect alarms work correctly. Make sure there is an ambi-bag & valve available.??? 8 Check the scavenging gas system is switched on & functions correctly. Check the tubing is attached to the correct exhaust port? 9 Prepare ancillary equipment * Laryngoscopes available Mackintosh (curved blade) Magill (straight blade) McCoy (flexi tip blade) * Prepare Intubations aids- Magill forceps, bougie, gudell size 3,4 tape, jelly, face mask. * Prepare & check for patency of ET tubes size’s 6-9 & 20ml syringe…Igel sizes 3-5… LMA 7-9 * Sign & Date logbook of each A’machine to state it has been checked. Record on patients chart the machine has been

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