What are the functions of an anesthetic machine?

This machine is undoubtedly an indispensable equipment in health care centers, clinics and hospitals, mainly in surgical and patient recovery areas, thanks to technological advances these anesthesia machines offer safety to patients, it is used in most procedures that need to administer anesthetic gases to patients, in addition to carrying a monitored control of respiration and stable condition during the medical process.

This workstation has a complex structure of multiple components, such as: vaporizers, fans, breathing systems, scanning systems and monitors, which are integrated are required for the general anesthesia process; it is also able to perform other processes if extra elements such as drug administration, suction equipment and data management are integrated; although all these components make it a complex machine, its function is quite simple.

Functions of the anesthesia machine

  1. Administer anesthesia.
  2. Control your depth.
  3. Handle the patient’s breathing completely.
  4. Monitor all respiratory variables.
  5. Monitor your own performance.
  6. To incorporate other forms of monitoring of various parameters necessary to control during general anesthesia: hemodynamics, temperature, neuromuscular transmission, EEG, among others.

At the present time due to the emergence of COVID-19, the anesthesia machines have received another use, approved by the FDA, and is the use of these anesthesia equipment as UCI (Intensive Care Unit) fans, but it is recommended to return to the original use of these units as soon as possible to avoid malfunction and avoid the risk of the patient at acceptable levels, preventing their malfunction.

Main characteristics of anesthesia machines

Because these devices must ensure the supply of an exact amount of gas in order not to compromise the patient’s health, we must choose an anesthesia machine, which satisfactorily covers most of its functions such as the ability to monitor the patient’s condition and fully guarantee the functionality of general anesthesia, so an anesthesia machine must have the following main features:

  • A source of O2 (dioxygen or gaseous oxygen) and a form of CO2 removal.
  • A source of fluids or gases for anesthesia.
  • An inhalation system (cylinders, yoke, valves, flow meters, pressure meters, etc.).

Advantages of using KALSTEIN anesthesia machines

Our products have the advantage that they are designed in the best materials, of high quality, in this case the anesthesia machine YR of KALSTEIN, provides an affordable and flexible anesthesia solution for now and for the future; Use can start with a routine application, however, it can be updated to better meet patients’ anesthetic requirements. It is also feasible in modern KALSTEIN anesthesia stations to expand this equipment to greatly improve workflow and reduce operating costs. HERE

Among the functionality advantages of these KALSTEIN YR machines, we should mention some features that favor their use as

  • The anesthesia machine offers electronic PEEP function.
  • It has automatic current volume compensation.
  • It provides a high precision output of only 20 ml.
  • The anesthesia machine uses latex-free, autoclavable components.
  • It can be easily maintained and cleaned without specialized tools.
  • It is CE certified, giving users peace of mind.

In general the applications of YR anesthesia machines can be used for the administration of inhalation anesthesia in adult, pediatric and neonatal patients, more information HERE