Bite-sized learning...checking canisters

We have a process in place to replace suction canisters which are more than 10 years old.

This follows an incident last year while staff were anaesthetising a patient in the induction room.

A suction canister section of the suction system imploded. The broken canister – which was more than 20 years old -  was reported to Medical Engineering. The suction canister was removed from use and disposed of. A member of staff later attended A&E and audiology for check-ups due to the noise of the incident.