Anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation
Guest editors: John Doyle, Ashraf Dahaba, and Yannick Le Manach
The perioperative care of patients has become increasingly complex because of changes in the severity of the co-morbidities our patients face (e.g., in relation to an aging populace) as well as a result of new highly-complex surgical procedures that have become available. However, an equally important factor contributing to the increased complexity of caring for surgical patients is related to the complexity of much of the equipment used by anesthesiologists, equipment used to ensure that their patient’s surgical journey is a safe one.
In order to explore the interests of our audience, and to make our colleagues in the field aware, BMC Anesthesiology is pleased to launch a thematic series dedicated to the theme of anesthesia technology and clinical equipment evaluation. We welcome submissions both from those individuals who care for patients as well as from individuals whose focus is primarily technical.
The scope of the thematic series includes, but is not limited to the following topics: new technologies expected to impact on anesthesia delivery, human factors, human error and ergonomics in anesthesia delivery, cognitive aids in relation to anesthesia delivery, equipment quality and preventive maintenance concerns, protocols for clinical equipment evaluation, drug delivery systems, regulatory and standards concerns (ISO, ASTM, CSA etc.), and anesthesia equipment design for resource poor settings.