The anaesthetic machine is designed to deliver anaesthetic gases, anaesthetic vapours, oxygen and/or air via a breathing circuit to patients. Safe anaesthetic machines are essential to the provision of safe patient care.
This document specifies minimum safety requirements for anaesthetic machines in clinical use in Kenya.
These standards are basic and higher Standards must be influenced by the nature/complexity of the surgery undertaken and condition of the patient.
All anaesthetic machines in clinical use in Kenya should comply with KEBSKS ISO 5362:2006, KS ISO 21969:2002, KS ISO/TR 16142:2006 KS IEC 60601-1:2012.
Monitoring equipment, whether integral to or separate from the machine, should conform tothe KSA guidelines document Recommendations on Monitoring During Anaesthesia.