Overview

Course Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the placement and definition of parts on the Anesthesia System
  • Become familiar with the clinical information on the Anesthesia display and how to navigate the menus efficiently ·
  • Become familiar with the system power, use of outlets, battery back-up, and emergency options
  • Understand the alarm prioritization, where alarms appear, how to silence and disable alarms, and how to set appropriate alarms
  • Learn about the sources of O2 information & the O2 flush function; learn how to operate the alternate O2 control, auxiliary O2 flow meter, and the electronic gas delivery system, including the electronic hypoxic guard 
  • Learn how vaporization works in the Anesthesia System, including using  the vaporizers properly;  how to adjust the agent levels, how to fill the vaporizers, and replace or change the vaporizers
  • Learn how the breathing system works both in the manual and ventilator modes; learn how to work the bag support arm, remove and replace the CO2 canisters, EZ change, and condenser;  learn to operate the type of scavenging system appropriate to their facility 
  • Be able to calibrate the flow sensors; understand the functionality of the flow sensors 
  • Learn how to do the required system checkout on both the ventilator and manual modes; learn to do the agent delivery check and low pressure leak check; learn how to recognize faults in the system during the checkout
  • Learn the modes of ventilation available on the Anesthesia System and have a general understanding of each mode
  • Learn how to access, set, and use each mode of ventilation; learn how to start and end a case, view trends, and use cardiac bypass feature
  • Students will be have time to adequately perform the duties required to be able to operate the Anesthesia System 

Details 

COURSE LENGTH         ACCREDITATION TYPE         CREDIT HOURS              COURSE ID

1.5 hours                        CE                                               AANA, ASATT                   N/A

Target Audience

Physicians, CRNA, Anesthesia Technicians and Biomedical Engineers