If the functional program of the office surgery suite requires a medical gas system, it shall be a minimum of a Level III piped medical gas system in accordance with NFPA 99. In lieu of a Level III piped oxygen system, anesthetizing equipment with a double yoke oxygen system is acceptable. If an anesthesia ventilator is planned to be used during the surgical procedure, then a Level III piped gas system shall be required.
As required by the functional program of the office surgery suite, either a piped clinical vacuum system in accordance with NFPA 99 or portable electrical vacuum equipment shall be provided. In either case, there shall be a redundant vacuum system or equipment exclusively dedicated to the anesthetizing equipment.
For piped systems, the number of station outlets shall meet the needs of the functional program. However, the minimum number of station outlets shall be as described in Table 2.
MINIMUM STATION OUTLETS FOR PIPED GAS SYSTEMS IN
OFFICE SURGERY SUITES
|Class B and C||2||2*|
|Post Operative Recovery||1||1|
|* An additional outlet shall be provided for anesthesia evacuation if necessary.|
All piping, except control-line tubing, shall be identified. All valves shall be tagged, and a valve schedule shall be provided to the office surgery suite owner for permanent record and reference.
All gas cylinders in service and in storage shall be individually secured and located to prevent falling or being knocked over.