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Joint commission: anesthesia standards

Standards For Basic Anesthesic Monitoring

(Last Amended October 25, 2005)

Standard 1

Qualified anesthesia personnel should remain in the presence of the patient at all times during the administration of general anesthesia, regional anesthetics or monitored anesthesia care.

Standard 2

During all anesthetics, the patient’s oxygenation, ventilation, circulation and temperature should be continually evaluated.