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How to Choose Your Vaporiser
1. Choose the drug?
Which agent do you want to use for your anaesthetic
procedure? Vaporisers can be calibrated to used
Isoflurane and Sevoflurane. Each vaporiser is
colour coded to the matching drug of choice.
2. How does it hang??
What are you attaching your vaporiser to? There are
only two choices here Cagemount or Selectatec.
Cagemount have an obvious inlet and outlet in a straight
line flow - located at the rear on each side (as our image
to the left). They also need to be screwed on to the mount
of your anaesthetic system.
Selectatec have an inlet and outlet that needs to be located
on to two pins - Selectatec machines don't need to be
attached with tools to your anaesthetic machine, as they
have a lift on / off mechanism with a locking switch.
3. How do I fill it?
Another two choices -
pour fill or key fill
Pour fill is just as the name
suggests - you literally unscrew
the inlet valve and pour straight
from the bottle.
Key fill vaposrisers have a
filler valve that accepts a keyed end (particular to each drug
and again colour coded). The Key filler screws on to the
anaesthetic bottle and has a tube to the keyed end - this
allows you to insert the key in to the filler valve - ensure that
the valve is open then you can tip the bottle up and feed the
anaesthetic agent in to the vaporiser - similar to a car fuel can.
The key fill option is good from a health and safety
perspective as there is less chance to spill the agent.
We supply brand new vaporisers for two good reasons
1. They are new and manufacturers will offer you long warranties on these -
The ones marked 5* are fully warranted "no matter what" for 5 years.
2. Vaporisers should be serviced and calibrated annually - however, a brand
new vaporiser doesn't need this service until year three. Saving you two full
service charges over a refurbished unit - which will save you over £250.
How to select the right vaporiser