RAPID Response to questions from readers

(formerly Dear SIRS)

Descending Bellows Drives Question

APSF Newsletter, Summer 2005

We are currently evaluating new anesthesia machines for purchase. One of the models is a 2005 Datascope Anestar model. It has a hanging bellows. The company states that the hanging…

Cause of Ventilator Failure is Unclear

APSF Newsletter, Spring 2005

We would like to report an incident of anesthesia machine failure with possible patient safety implications. After the induction and intubation of an 8-year-old female and during the sterile skin…

O2 Blender Causes Concern

APSF Newsletter, Summer 2004

Is it fair to assume that a gas outlet fitting indexed to the oxygen diameter index safety system (DISS) should guarantee that 100% high pressure oxygen is indeed delivered at…

Misplaced Valve Poses Potential Hazard

APSF Newsletter, Spring 2004

Dear SIRS: The APSF is pleased to announce an important new technology initiative which will appear as a regular column in the APSF Newsletter. This feature is entitled “Dear SIRS”…

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