Understanding the functioning of modern anesthesia workstations is very important because workstation failures in the intraoperative period may place the patient at risk of perioperative hypoxia and lead to unnecessary anxiety and confusion among anesthesia care providers. We present and simulate a critical event leading to Dräger Fabius GS ventilator failure.
From the Department of Neuroanaesthesia, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India.
Accepted for publication January 15, 2014.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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