Leak testing your anesthesia machine is a very important task at any practice.
All machines require maintenance and daily inspections to ensure they function properly and to avoid any possible breakdowns. Anesthesia machines are no different. Leaks are the most common issue with anesthesia machines. A leak anywhere will decrease the amount of gas delivered to the patient which can be a big problem. This is a danger both to the patient and is a waste of gas that your clinic is paying for. Doing a leak test before every anesthesia procedure ensures patient safety and confidence that your equipment is working correctly before use.
In this video, we demonstrate how to do a leak test on one of our anesthesia machines.