Responsibilities of the Anaesthesiologist
- Regardless of the level of training and support by technicians, the anaesthesia care provider is ultimately responsible for proper function of all equipment used to provide anaesthesia care.
- Adequate familiarity with the equipment, following relevant local policies for performing and documenting the PAC and being knowledgeable about those procedures.
- Do not rely on the automated checkout procedure, as it can be incomplete and/or misleading.
- A prominent label that is visible to the anaesthesiologist must be attached to all anaesthesia delivery systems to advise of past service(s) and to indicate when the next service is due.