Anaesthetic gases monitoring

Anaesthetic gases monitoring is an important aspect of ensuring the safety of medical teams during surgery. The use of anaesthetic gases, which are used to render patients unconscious, can pose a real threat to medical staff if inhaled. This can not only affect their health, but also their performance, which is critical to the patient’s life. The Italian INAIL (National Institute for Occupational Accident Insurance) and many other equivalent organizations all over the world, have established guidelines to monitor anaesthetic gases in operating rooms, to assure the safety of medical teams.

There are two types of anaesthetic gases commonly used in surgery: halogenated and non-halogenated compounds. Halogenated gases include Halothane, Methoxyflurane, Enflurane, and Isofluorane, while non-halogenated gases include Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide.

To ensure the safety of medical teams, it is important to have proper anaesthetic gases monitoring in place. ETG Risorse e Tecnologia has extensive experience in gas analysis and has provided instrumentation and maintenance services to several private and public clinics. The company offers both portable and fixed anaesthetic gas analyzers, with the latter featuring an optional sampling system that enables centralized monitoring of multiple operating theatres with a single analyzer. This solution offers significant cost savings while maintaining the highest level of safety.

Regular monitoring of anaesthetic gases is also essential to prevent exposure to long-term health effects. Prolonged exposure to high levels of these gases can lead to cognitive impairment, neurological damage, and reproductive effects. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the agency responsible for occupational safety in the European Union have both expressed their support for the importance of this monitoring.

In conclusion, proper anaesthetic gases monitoring is critical for ensuring the safety of medical teams during surgery. ETG Risorse e Tecnologia offers a range of solutions to meet the needs of different surgical environments, from portable monitors to centralized systems that can monitor multiple operating theatres. Contact the company today to learn more about its anaesthetic gases monitoring solutions.