“Anesthesia Systems” is the title of the January, 1988 issue (Vol. 17, No. 1) of Health Devices published by ECRI in Pennsylvania. This extensive evaluation of anesthesia machines, including the newest Drager and Ohmeda models, and related equipment contains brand name and model specific ratings and listings of advantages and disadvantages of the various systems. Further, there are detailed suggestions on how to choose an anesthesia system to meet individual needs.
Under the heading “Evaluation: anesthesia systems” are included sections on the Penion AM 1,000, new models and changes, and on automated record keeping in anesthesia.
Health Devices is a hospital-oriented publication available by subscription. Single copies such as this issue on anesthesia systems are $50.00. For more information, contact ECRI, 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, (215) 835-6000.