Failures of the Oxygen Supply

Richard Botney, Joseph F. Answine, Charles E. Cowles

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Abstract

Oxygen supply failures are potentially life-threatening and are often associated with death or brain damage. Knowledge of how oxygen is supplied is essential for understanding how failures are caused and their management. Even though safety mechanisms exist to reduce the likelihood of a supply failure, events still occur. Simulation studies have identified knowledge and performance gaps in management of supply failures. A straightforward approach to immediate management of these critical events is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-921
Number of pages21
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Cylinder
  • Delivery
  • Failure
  • Oxygen
  • Pipeline
  • Simulation
  • Storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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