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.
  • Become familiar with the system power, use of outlets, battery back-up, emergency options, and troubleshooting for problems.  
  • Understand the alarm prioritization, where alarms appear, how to silence and disable alarms, how to set appropriate alarms, and troubleshooting alarm messages.
  • Learn about the sources of O2 information & the O2 flush function; learn how to operate the alternate O2 control, auxiliary O2 flow meter, the gas delivery system, and how to troubleshoot failures and fix faults within the system.
  • Learn how vaporization works in the Anesthesia System, including using  the vaporizers properly;  how to adjust the agent levels and 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, be able to remove & replace the flow sensor module; must be able to demonstrate the ability to take flow sensor module apart and be able to replace flow sensors within module.
  • 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 detailed understanding of each mode and the clinical uses for 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
  • Participants will follow a guided set of training labs that will give them hands-on experience in setting up the Anesthesia System, navigating and doing the checkout, finding and fixing faults, operating the bag and vent side of the system, setting ventilator settings, alarm parameters
  • Students will be able to perform the duties required to be able to operate and perform the daily operational maintenance on the Anesthesia System 
  • Students will know if they attained the knowledge necessary to operate the Anesthesia System by taking a self-administered post-test



3.5 hours                       CE                                               AANA, ASATT             N/A

Target Audience

Physicians, CRNA, Anesthesia Technicians and Biomedical Engineers