Anesthesia machine is one of the most important medical equipment used in the operation theatre today. The modern anesthesia workstation is an integrated unit consisting of the following components: • Basic Anesthesia unit (including gas delivery, electronic flowmeters, vapourizers, breathing circuit, scavenging system) • Advanced Ventilation • Anesthesia and patient monitoring system • Integration with Electronic medical records Over time, the conventional anesthesia machine has evolved into an Advanced Carestation or anesthesia workstation. The workstations offer integrated advanced patient monitoring, use advanced electronics, software and technology ensuring advanced capabilities for ventilation, monitoring, inhaled agent delivery, low-flow anesthesia and closed-loop anesthesia. They could be seamlessly integrated with Electronic Medical Records and Hospital Information Systems. Due to high degree of integration between gas delivery system, ventilator and monitors - it is possible to deliver tidal volumes accurately and eliminate several hazards associated with the low pressure system and oxygen flush. Appropriate use can result in enhanced safety and economy of anesthetic delivery and monitoring. What are the various components of anesthesia system? What are the features and considerations in buying one? Read on to know more. How to choose the best Anesthesia machine for your hospital?