- The provision of safe anaesthesia in hospitals requires appropriate staff, facilities and equipment.
- Anaesthesia should be administered only by medical practitioners with appropriate training in anaesthesia or by trainees under appropriate supervision as per their level of training.
- Every patient presenting for anaesthesia should have a preanaesthetic consultation by a medical practitioner who has appropriate training in anaesthesia.
- Appropriate monitoring of physiological and other variables must occur during anaesthesia. These include:
Non Invasive Blood Pressure monitoring every 5 minutes or more frequently according to the physiological status of the patient;
Continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation, Heart rate and ECG.
A means of measuring temperature; End tidal carbon dioxide if under general anaesthesia is Desirable.