Editor-in-Chief: Sandeep Singh Chauhan, M.B.B.S., D.A. 
General anaesthesia requires the anaesthetic machine, tested daily, as basic equipment. It is imperative that essential medical pipeline gas supply, e.g. oxygen, nitrous oxide and air, are secured firmly to the machine, and readily available without any obstructions, defects or pressure leaks. They should also be checked in between cases, ensuring that the breathing apparatus and breathing circuit are fully patent, for the safe anaesthesia of patients.
- Variable performance devices
- Fixed performance devices
- Face mask
- Endotracheal tube
- Laryngeal mask airway (LMA)
- Tracheostomy tube
- Eshmann Stylet
IV giving sets, cannulae & needles
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