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Anaesthetic machines in the accident and emergency resuscitation room
  1. M J Clancy
  1. on behalf of FAEM and BAEM

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    Please ensure that any anaesthetic machine used in the accident and emergency resuscitation room complies with safety notice MDA SN2001(15).


    • All anaesthetic machines used in A&E must be equipped with a hypoxic mixture guard with an audible alarm to prevent the delivery of a gas mixture containing less than 20% oxygen to a patient.

    • No practitioner should use an anaesthetic machine unless they have been trained and are competent in its use. All anaesthetic machines must be checked regularly and before each use by an authorised person.