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True or False:
Waste anesthetic gases are a potential hazard to personnel, but problems that arise are only of long-term nature.



True or False:
Long-term toxicity of inhalation anesthetics is thought to be caused by the release of toxic metabolites during the breakdown of these drugs within the body.



The anesthetic most clearly associated with neurologic and adverse reproductive effects is:

d. Nitrous oxide


In the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that the levels of waste anesthetic gases for anesthetics such as isoflurane, halothane, or methoxyflurane should not exceed … ppm.

b. 2


The odor of halothane may be detected by a person when the levels reach a minimum of … ppm.

b. 33


True or False:
Rooms in which animals are recovering from anesthesia may be highly contaminated with waste gas.



Which of the following can be used to effectively monitor waste anesthetic gas levels?

b. Passive dosimeter badge


How often should a test for low-pressure leaks be conducted?

a. Each day that the machine is used


The safest way to transport a large high-pressure tank, such as an oxygen tank, is by:

c. Using a handcart


How many air changes per hour should be available in a room in which waste anesthetic gases are present?

c. 15


A technician may reduce the amount of waste gases by:

a. Using cuffed ET tubes
b. Ensuring that the anesthetic machine has been tested for leaks
c. Using an injectable agent rather than a mask or chamber


To conduct a low-pressure test on an anesthetic machine (circle system), you must:

a. Close the pop-off valve and occlude the end of the circuit
c. Compress the reservoir bag
d. Pressurize the circuit with a volume of gas