AQM 1 Streaming of data
CONDA AQM 1 is basically a gas detector with advanced software. In most installations the instrument will serve its purpose, to monitor the level of vapor in the laboratory, and activate alarm when a critical alarm level is registered.
In the development of the instrument, we have designed the software to stream data continuously, if connected to a PC. The instrument streams data with the option to be stored in Excel etc. for dataloging and data storage. In some installations it serves a purpose to register if the level of ISOFLURANE increases over time, during longer periods of laboratory work. It may also serve a purpose to monitor where in the laboratory gas vapor rise, to determine the need to increase ventilation and air flow in the laboratory. Eventually it will be learned how laboratory workers administrate the anesthetic system, and avoid escape of ISOFLURANE.
AQM 1 reacts very fast - usually within 30 sec. when exposed to ISOFLURANE vapor. The advantage is, that the operator gains immediate knowledge, why and from where ISOFLURANE escaped the system. He will learn the system, and he will learn handling the system to avoid escape of ISOFLURANE. Constant monitoring is not only a precaution for safety and protection to keep a safety level of ISOFLURANE in the laboratory, it is also a proactive educational tool - to teach and educate operators to handle anesthetic systems correctly and avoid leakage.