Occasionally, I receive e-mails from readers trying to find information on certain standards and regulations. I usually turn to my well-informed editorial advisory board for answers, but this time I thought I’d put this question out to all of you to find out your best practices for finding information on regulations/standards, and also to solicit your response to the following inquiry.

Biomed Supervisor Louis Lueck at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY, has asked the following: Is there a regulation out there stating that there is a certain number of backup anesthesia machines you need to have per a certain number of active ones?

If you have an answer for Louis, I hope you’ll respond to this posting so everyone can benefit from the information. Also, what resources do you use to find answers to these types of questions?


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