• Users Online: 3501
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-17

21st Century - Still No Standardization

1 Assistant Prof., Department ofAnaesthesiology, UFHT Medical College,Haldwani- Nainital(uttarakhand), India
2 Professor, Department ofAnaesthesiology, UFHT Medical College,Haldwani- Nainital(uttarakhand), India

Correspondence Address:
Urmila Palaria
Department ofAnaesthesiology,UFHT Medical College, Haldwani- Nainital(uttarakhand)
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 20640072

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Standardization of anaesthetic equipment is needed for safe anaesthetic practice. Various organizations and regulatory bodies have been made throughout world to formulate and control standards for anaesthesia equipment including endotracheal tubes. All endotracheal tubes must conform to ASTM standards. This has medico-legal importance also. Regulatory bodies should look after the whole process right from the manufacturers to the actual users. The Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists promotes safe anaesthetic practice, by establishing purchase guide­lines for equipments and drugs. It is working in collaboration with World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. Standards have made anaesthesia and critical care equipment much safer over the years. There is need to form standards for various equipment in India.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded347    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal