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New Standard Provides Specifications for Anesthesia Reservoir Bags

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ASTM International’s committee on rubber and rubber-like materials (D11) has approved a new standard for evaluating anesthesia reservoir bags.

Anesthesia reservoir bags are used while performing inhalation sedation to provide a reservoir from which additional gas may be drawn should the respiratory demands of a patient exceed the gas flow delivered from the breathing system.

According to ASTM International member Tim Morris, the new standard (D8419) will be primarily used by anesthesia equipment manufacturers, as well as original equipment suppliers and regulatory bodies. The standard was developed at the request of industry for a specification to provide guidance for commercial practices for anesthesia reservoir bags.

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