Evaluation of safety procedures in anaesthesia and intensive care

D. G. Clayton, L. Barker, W. B. Runciman

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Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the ability of junior anaesthetists to check the anaesthetic machine, demonstrate a knowledge of a multifunction monitor and a defibrillator and know the hospital fire drill. The subjects were 38 junior anaesthetists working in a large multi-disciplinary teaching hospital. 45% were able to check the anaesthetic machine according to the guidelines of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and 16% had a complete working knowledge of the monitor. All subjects could use the defibrillator but only 24% could adequately solve the problem of malfunction. Only one subject had a working knowledge of the fire drill; excluding knowledge of the fire drill only 3 subjects (8%) satisfactorily completed all aspects of the assessment. As a result of this study structured checking routines are being introduced into anaesthetic teaching and practice and a similar multi-center study of specialist anaesthetists is being planned.

LanguageEnglish
Pages670-672
Number of pages3
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Volume21
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anaesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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