A Few Things To Consider When Purchasing An Anesthesia System

 

DELIVERY SYSTEM

  • How and where will the machine be utilized?
  • Do you need a mobile, table, wall, or ceiling mounted system?
  • What are your space constraints?
  • Do you need storage space and/or surface area for supplies or a monitor?
  • Do you prefer circle system, non-rebreathing, or both?

 

VAPORIZER

 

OXYGEN

  • Do you have or need an oxygen manifold system?
  • Will you use an oxygen concentrator?
  • Will you use small E-Tanks on mobile systems?
  • Will you use larger H-Tanks plumbed to the work area?
  • Will you be using E-Tanks in addition to H-Tanks?
  • Where will tanks be located and how will they connect to your oxygen piping?
  • Will hard copper lines or soft oxygen hoses be utilized?
  • Will you be utilizing wall outlets or ceiling hose drops?  Lengths?  Distances?
  • Do you want quick connects or DISS screw together connections?
  • Will you need surface-mount outlets or recessed outlets prior to drywall installation?

 

VENTILATION

  • Do you prefer volume ventilation, pressure ventilation, or both?
  • What size patients will you be ventilating?
  • What size bellows will you need?
  • Will your patients be spontaneously breathing? / Do you even need a vent?
  • Will your vent be mounted to the anesthesia machine or on its own roll stand?
  • Where is the oxygen supply for the vent sourced?

 

WASTE GAS EVACUATION

  • Will you be venting to the outdoors?
  • Can you access an outside wall?
  • Vacuumed or blown out of building?
  • Will a charcoal filter system be used in lieu of venting to outdoors?
  • How many stations will need to be evacuated?
  • Will you need single stations or a clinic-wide system?
  • Do you prefer wall-mounted or machine mounted scavengers?

 

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