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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-95

Faulty nitrous oxide–oxygen interlock or hypoxic device leading to higher concentration of oxygen delivery


1 Department of Anaesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhavna Gupta
Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_20_19

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A “pre-use check” to ensure the correct functioning of anesthetic equipment is essential to patient safety. The anesthesiologist has a primary responsibility of checking the machine and equipment before administration of anesthesia. We report a case where pre-use check would have failed to check delivery of high oxygen had oxygen analyzer not been used. Incorporation of safety features in anesthesia machines and ensuring that a proper check of the machine is performed before use on a patient ensures patient safety.


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