Gas Delivery System Failure: Overview

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General anesthesia is often given to patients undergoing major surgery. While anesthesia is generally safe, failures in administering general anesthesia can lead to fatalities and severe brain damage.

General anesthesia is often administered through a gas delivery system. If properly designed, manufactured, and maintained, gas delivery systems usually perform well and without serious incident. However, if a gas delivery system fails during surgery, the complications are often catastrophic. While gas delivery system failures are rare, statistics indicate that approximately 2% of all anesthetic related problems are due to either equipment failure or operator (anesthesiologist, nurse, technician) error due to a lack of training.

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See Also

  1. General Anesthesia: Overview
  2. Emotional Problems
  3. Head & Brain Injury
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