oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - A critical incident during anaesthesia in the operation theatre : letters to the editor

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



In this article, we describe a critical incident which occurred in our operation theatre involving an anaesthesia machine. The oxygen flowmeter broke into three pieces and completely shut down the oxygen flow during anaesthesia. A brief review of the literature on equipment failure during anaesthesia is also given.

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