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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (Anaesthesia Department)

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Category Document Tit!e Version Document ID No Author(s) !""#ove#$s% Creation Date Issue Date Effective Date Control tatus Distri!ution" Issuance # $ith%ra&al Disclaimer Information "aintenance o# me$ica! %as supp!ies &ithin theatres 01 CMH-DIK-ANAES-RC-20 Maj Ihtisham Ul Haq l !naes &t ol 'hali( Mahmoo( ) MH DI'

06.10.2012 06.10.2012 06.10.2012 Controlled 1. In%ivi%ual 2. '() (soft co*y) +his %ocument contains confi%ential information. Do not %istri!ute this %ocument &ithout *rior a**roval from C(, C(, Dera Ismail -han

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Issue Date: 10.10.2012

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10-10-2012

Revision Date: 10.10.2013

Issue Date: 10.10.2012

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10-10-2012

Revision Date: 10.10.2013

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Purpose(

.osition *atients safely for clinical *roce%ures / avoi% in0uries Scope( All staff &ill safely monitor / maintain me%ical gas su**lies &ithin the o*erating theatre

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Anaesthesiologist# 2C3 IC

Proce$ure( a. All staff %ealing &ith me%ical gases must have un%ergone the a**ro*riate training an% !e com*etent in there use !. Ensure cylin%ers !oth on anaesthetic machines an% for trans*orting *atients to recovery are correctly i%entifie% / confirme% as !eing at the correct tem*erature !efore use c. Ensure cylin%ers are han%le% correctly / safely &ith minimum ris4 to self5 others / cylin%ers %. Ensure gas su**ly connectors are attache% safely an% correctly to anaesthetic machines e. Ensure that cylin%ers are store% safely in the %esignate% rac4s an% ensure that full / em*ty cylin%ers are store% se*arately from each other / are clearly i%entifia!le f. Ensure the *i*eline5 valves an% connectors are chec4e% to !e in goo% con%ition g. Ensure that the integrity an% *ressures of the *i*eline system an% cylin%ers are monitore% effectively an% the a**ro*riate action ta4en if faults occur. h. 36ygen cylin%ers shall not !e store% near highly com!usti!le materials5 es*ecially oil or grease5 or near any other su!stance li4ely to cause or accelerate fire. i. 7se gas cylin%ers in a vertical *osition.
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ecurely restrain cylin%ers to *revent them falling over.

4. Al&ays %ou!le chec4 that the cylin%er#gas is the right one for the inten%e% use. l. 8efore connecting a gas cylin%er to e9ui*ment or *i*e &or4 ma4e sure that the regulator an% *i*e &or4 are suita!le for the ty*e of gas an% *ressure !eing use%. , Re#erences( Recor$s(

Issue Date: 10.10.2012

Effective Date:

10-10-2012

Revision Date: 10.10.2013

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