Anaesthetic machine checking practices. A survey

Anaesthesia. 1992 Oct;47(10):866-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1992.tb03151.x.


Forty anaesthetists, of all grades, were interviewed without prior warning and questioned about the checks they had performed on their anaesthetic equipment before use. The results reveal that a substantial percentage (up to 41%) of anaesthetists perform inadequate checks. Furthermore, of those that do, few follow the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland's recent guidelines.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesiology / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Safety
  • Humans
  • Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital / standards
  • Medical Staff, Hospital