- Carbon Dioxide Monitor
A monitor of the carbon dioxide level in inhaled and exhaled gases must be in use for every patient undergoing general anaesthesia in level 5 and 6 hospitals. Continual monitoring for the presence of expired carbon dioxide shall be performed unless invalidated by the nature of the patient, procedure or equipment. When capnography or capnometry is utilized, the end tidal CO2 alarm shall be audible to the anesthesiologist or the anesthesia care team personnel.
- Volatile Anaesthetic Agent Concentration Monitor
Equipment to monitor the concentration of inhalational anaesthetics should be in use for every patient undergoing general anaesthesia from an anaesthesia delivery system where volatile anaesthetic agents are available.
Automatic agent identification should be available.
- Neuromuscular Function Monitor
Equipment to monitor neuromuscular function should be available for every patient in whom neuromuscular blockade has been induced.
It is encouraged for the referral hospitals to have equipment to monitor other physiological variables when clinically indicated, (e.g. the electroencephalogram, central venous pressure, transoesophageal echocardiogram, cardiac output monitor or respiratory mechanics).