Another circuit block: This time the actual Bain circuit
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The Bain Circuit is still popular in theatres with basic anaesthesia machines and for transport of intubated patients. If used to transport critically ill patients, it is possible that secretions, blood etc., may soil the elbow connector or the patient end of the circuit. Such soiled circuits may then be manually cleaned, re-sterilized by ethylene oxide (ETO) where facilities exist or activated glutaraldehyde in places without ETO facility.This is an incident where faulty cleaning of a Bain Circuit resulted in an unusual blockage of the circuit that was diagnosed just before it was used to transport a post-operative patient...

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