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A hazard of scavenger port design.

Authors
  • Flowerdew, R M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Anaesthetists Society journal / Journal de la Société canadienne des anesthésistes
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1981
Volume
28
Issue
5
Pages
481–483
Identifiers
PMID: 7284892
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This case report describes an inadvertent misconnection of the breathing and scavenging hoses on the anaesthesia machine which resulted in complete expiratory obstruction. The features which facilitate such a misconnection are described and modifications to reduce the likelihood of this event recurring are suggested.

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