Anesthesia Machine Pre-Use Check Guidelines
International Anesthesia Equipment Checkout Recommendations
This page is a repository of official recommendations related to the anesthesia machine pre-use check from appropriate national and regional authorities. If you would like other official pre-use check recommendations added to this list, please email them or provide instructions on how to obtain them to Sem Lampotang.
2008 Recommendations for Pre-Anesthesia Checkout Procedures at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) web site - includes machine-specific guidelines for the Aestiva, Apollo and Narkomed 6000
United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Anesthesia Equipment Checkout Recommendations, 1993 - currently being revised - see October 2005 issue of ASA Newsletter
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Recommendations on Checking Anaesthesia Delivery Systems, June, 2003 - see version with reusable simulation learning objects created for the United States 1993 FDA pre-use check
Guidelines to the Practice of Anesthesia as recommended by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS): Appendix III - Pre-Anesthetic Checklist, Revised Edition 2004
Société Française d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation RECOMMANDATIONS CONCERNANT L'APPAREIL D'ANESTHESIE ET SA VÉRIFICATION AVANT UTILISATION, Janvier 1994
A standard and widely-used checklist in Germany - developed by the University of Hamburg (courtesy of Thomas Marx) - April 1997
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland - Checking Anaesthetic Equipment, January 2004
Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists TECHNICAL GUIDELINES T1 RECOMMENDATIONS ON CHECKING ANAESTHESIA DELIVERY SYSTEMS 2004 - adopted from ANZCA 2003 guidelines
Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists Academy of Medicine PROTOCOL FOR CHECKING AN ANESTHETIC MACHINE BEFORE USE - (see Appendix at end of document; Adopted from Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Policy Document) 7 March 1997
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation
- Société Suisse d’anesthésiologie et de
réanimation - NORMES ET RECOMMANDATIONS,
Section III Aspects Techniques, Sous-section 1. Appareil d'anesthésie
2002 - link kindly provided by Georges Savoldelli, MD, MEd, FMH Anesthésiologie,
currently Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine,
Donald R. Wilson Centre for Research in Education
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