Which Monitoring Qualities Ensure Proper Machine Function?

  • H. Frankenberger
Conference paper


Anaesthetists are in the relatively unusual position of administering potent lethal drugs to patients via medical devices. Their main objective is the safety of the patient and the production of conditions that are appropriate to the surgery being performed [1]. In general anaesthesia, anaesthetists have to affect, in a reversible controlled process, the patient’s central nervous system in order to cause, for the period of surgery:
  • - Analgesia

  • - Unconsciousness

  • - Muscle relaxation

  • - Sedation and tranquilization

with minimal effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In any case, ventilation has to be assured for delivering oxygen to the lungs.


Anaesthesia Machine Breathing System Actuator Module Protection Module Maximum Concentration Limitation 
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