Choosing the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Choosing the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Although anesthesia machines haven’t changed that drastically in the last few years, several new features make them safer, easier, and more efficient to use. If you’re searching for a new anesthesia machine or perhaps a refurbished anesthesia machine, here are some tips for making your decision:

Proper Safety Features for an Anesthesia Machine   

If your facility performs surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia as well as muscle relaxation, you'll need to purchase a traditional hospital-grade anesthesia workstation. Here are some safety features you should look for:
  • A standing bellows ventilator
  • A fail-safe mechanism
  • An oxygen sensor and backup gas cylinders

Other Features to Consider

  • At least two vaporizer ports
  • Mobility
  • Storage space
The three features listed above will make you and your staff more efficient. Some newer machines also have extra features such as computer data ports, electronic gas delivery, and heat and moisture exchanging filters that could help your facility. Those are personal preference, as they have no data to support improved patient outcomes.

Refurbished Anesthesia Machines

If you don’t have the budget to buy a brand new anesthesia workstation, you may find that a high quality refurbished machine has everything that you need. Refurbished machines can cost up to half the amount of a new machine and function the same! If you do decide refurbished is right for you, ensure that you buy from a reputable company, such as Future Health Concepts.
Our company is an FDA registered refurbisher and we do all of our own medical equipment refurbishing in-house. With our years of experience, we will provide the best refurbished anesthesia machines you can buy. We also offer a variety of anesthesia machine parts that is designed for these machines.
Future Health Concepts (FHC) has been serving the medical community with new and refurbished medical equipment for 40 years. Our primary refurbished products are Sterilizers, Washers/Disinfectors, and Operating Room Tables. Other quality refurbished medical products are Anesthesia Machines, Patient Monitors, Defibrillators, ESU, and Rigid & Flexible Video Systems along with many other products. Our clients’ satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We will work to try to exceed your expectations when it comes to equipment needs to develop a long-term relationship with your facility.
Staff 1/20/2016