An evaluation of ventilator monitoring alarms

K. R. Myerson, A. H. Ilsley, W. B. Runciman

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Thirteen commercially available ventilator monitoring alarms supplied by the distributors were evaluated. It was decided that devices with no power failure precautions or unprotected variable controls could not be recommended for general use. By these criteria only two devices could be recommended for general use as ventilator alarms and a further three as disconnect alarms; in each instance these recommendations are subject to certain reservations and suggested modifications. A ventilator alarm should be regularly serviced and checked before use and should not be used by anyone unfamiliar with the applications or limitations of that particular device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-185
Number of pages12
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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