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If your hospital or clinic is offering surgical procedures then an anesthesia machine is a basic necessity.
An anesthetic or anesthesia machine is medical equipment that mixes and releases medical gases in controlled amounts. The purpose of which is for patients to receive numbing or sleep-inducing anesthetic doses prior to a surgical operation.
It's considered as the most important equipment of an anesthesiologist by ensuring the precise creation and disbursement of an otherwise dangerous mix of noxious gases.
Anesthesia machines are a major and sound investment for any organization in the medical field. Below are it’s most common applications.
Hospitals - These machines are a must have for operating rooms and emergency trauma centers to sedate patients about to undergo surgery. Anesthesia machines used for major surgical operations are often the most expensive and most feature-laden.
Dentistry clinics - Dentists use a simplified version of the anesthetic machine, usually without a ventilator or anesthetic vaporizer. Patients only require mild sedation to keep them conscious while taking away the feeling of pain.
Veterinary clinics - In animal care, anesthetics are delivered from the machine to the animal by using a breathing system with a special face mask or nasal tube fitted for the particular patient animal.
Child or toddler care - Used only in extreme cases where a small child is needed to be tested at length using MRI or other imaging devices. Since these tests require patients to be as still as possible, fidgety children might be put into sleep prior to examination.
Though there had been many modifications and innovations, the basic design of Anesthesia Machines remains the same and can be broadly categorized into two types.
Continuous - Gas flows during both breathing cycles, inhalation, and exhalation, delivering anesthetic gas continuously to the patient. This is the most common type of anesthesia machine and is also called "Boyle's machine" in reference to its inventor, Henry Boyle.
Intermittent - Gas only flows during inhalation, meaning the machine only lets gas flow while the patient inhaled, and stops when the patient exhaled, preventing waste. This was an innovation brought about by Dr. Elmer McKesson.
Even at its most basic, the anesthesia machine is the most important tool of an anesthesiologist because it provides the most accurate way to prepare and administer anesthetic gas to patients. When looking for an anesthesia machine, look at these important features that should be included in any modern units.
Low oxygen shut off system - A gauge that can shut off the machine when there is an insufficient supply of oxygen caused by an empty tank, tied up tubes, or disconnected hoses. If possible, operators and hospital personnel should be alerted by an audible sound
Microprocessor controlled gas flow - Pipeline gauges are digitally controlled and monitored allowing for an accurate mixture of gases. This can also function as a pressure gauge monitor that issues alerts when any supply falls below acceptable levels.
Backup power source - In the event of a power failure, the machine should switch to a battery backup that can last for a minimum of 45 minutes or until there is a consistent electrical supply from a secondary power source like an electrical generator.
Safety check upon startup - Upon starting the machine, there should be a computerized safety self-checkout feature that runs diagnostic tests to check for errors and malfunctions.
Popular brands of Anesthesia Machines are the Russian based Dräger, Chinese based Mindray, US-based GE and Datex-Ohmeda, and Ukraine based Chirana Medical.
Many websites and stores offer brand new or used Anesthesia Machines for sale, this pricing guide can help you determine the right market price so you know if you are getting your money’s worth.
Price range below $10,000 - At this range, you will find mostly used or refurbished units like the Ohmeda Excel 210 and the GE Aespire S/5. Although dated, these machines can still be ideal for clinics, small hospitals, and veterinary clinics offering surgery.
Price range $10,000 to $30,000 - Expect to find older or lower end models of popular brands like the Dräger Fabius GS and the GE Aespire S/5. These units can be important additions to a local hospital with emergency rooms.
Price range $30,000 to $80,000 - Any unit priced above $30,000 should be brand new. These are high-end units with sleek controls and advanced monitoring systems. Examples of units belonging in this class are the Mindray Wato EX-65 and the Chirana Medical Venar Omega Screen,
Price range $80,000 and above - These are the best in class models that can be found in modern laboratories and operating rooms. Equipped with accurate digital gas mixers, visual self-test, and smart alarms. The Mindray Wato A7 and the Dräger Zeus Infinity Empowered belong in this category.
Being one of the most critical equipment in medical practice, the anesthesia machine is a non-negotiable necessity. With the wide range of new and used anesthesia machines in the market, it's now easier to get a machine that is within your budget while still having requisite functionality.
BiMedis is medical equipment supplier with a variety of new or used anesthesia machines for sale. Check out our listing of brand new and used units. Use the search functionality to indicate a price range, preferred manufacturer, model, and condition or sort according to price and popularity to help you find the most ideal anesthesia machine for your medical business. We are a trusted seller of all the leading brands of anesthesia machines and have multiple stocks available ready for delivery.
BiMedis is your best bet in finding the best anesthesia machine for sale at the best price.