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Anaesthetic and Ventilation Equipment


On successful completion of this course, candidates will gain a National Level 3 Certificate from the awarding body Open College Network West Midlands.

All of our medical equipment training courses now count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for NHS staff.

Course Content:

This course covers introductions to, Principles of and Practical Equipment aspects of the following: Anaesthetic machines, Vaporisers, Medical Gas supplies and controls and Ventilators.

Course Purpose:

To provide delegates with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of Anaesthetic and Ventilation type Biomedical equipment in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers’ information and the National Occupational Standard SEMEM 3-65 Servicing Anaesthetic and Ventilation Equipment.

Course Outcomes:

On conclusion of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the principles of Anaesthesia.
  • List the commonly used medical gases and explain the safe working practices associated with anaesthetics and medical gases.
  • Describe and explain the principles of respiration, breathing systems, and ventilation.
  • Describe the engineering and functional operation of anaesthetic equipment and ventilation devices and their associated ancillaries.
  • Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of anaesthetic equipment and ventilation devices in accordance with the relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers’ information.

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Associated Information:

This course is developed and continuously reviewed in accordance with the National Occupational Standards and in particular with meeting the requirements for:

  • SEMEM 3-65 Servicing Anaesthetic and Ventilation Equipment.
  • SEMEM 3-60 Carrying out Fault Diagnosis on Medical Equipment.
  • SEMEM 3-61 Testing Medical Equipment.
  • SEMEM 3-62 Carrying out Scheduled Servicing on Medical Equipment.

Course Duration:

5 Days

Course Fees:

    £1,299+VAT (Accommodation available at additional cost)


Training is delivered at our purpose built training facility located in the West Midlands Find Out More

Upcoming Dates:

  • 2020
  • 30 March - 3 April
  • 28 September - 2 October



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