Essential Anaesthesia Kit
The WFSA’s Essential Anaesthesia Kit comprises equipment which plays a critical role in providing safe anaesthesia and perioperative care. The kit includes key monitoring equipment and items essential to patient safety such as pulse oximeters, capnographs, and airway management equipment, which are not commonly available in rural health facilities in low and middle income countries. Anaesthesia providers receive in-situ clinical training on the effective use of the equipment through the WFSA SAFE Obstetrics course and the Assist International SAFE Fellows.
In 2019 WFSA worked with Medical Aid International to provide 18 Essential Anaesthesia Kits for hospitals in Tanzania and Cambodia.
“Essential Anaesthesia Kits improve safety for patients under anaesthesia as they help us to minimise complications and anaesthetic errors.”Johaphess Josiah – Non-physician anaesthesia provider, Tanzania.
Essential Anaesthesia Kit Content
- Pulse Oximeter
- Portable blood pressure monitor
- Laryngoscope with blades
- Guedel airways
- Laryngeal mask airway
- Gum-elastic bougies
- Endotracheal tubes and introducers
- Spinal needles
All equipment and probes were provided in all sizes (infant, paediatric and adult).