Instruction Sheet for the AWS 200 ml Attachment
HEMC PN 000A3393
Warning: This attachment is made of GLASS.
It is fragile. Breakage is NOT covered under our warranty.
attachment will allow you to double the maximum tidal volume (TV) deliverable
from your Anesthesia WorkStation.
of the currently installed ventilator tube assembly:
remove the 100 ml ventilator tube assembly by loosening the two thumbscrews
that hold the tube cap to the upper manifold.
When the cap is loose, GENTLY lift the vent tube off the mounting
nipple on the main manifold at the bottom.
Take care NOT to tilt the glass tube too far before it is clear of the
nipple. This may result in tube breakage.
As you slide the vent tube off the nipple, keep the piston
within the tube. Avoid touching the
sides of the piston or the inside of the glass tube or wear surgical gloves to
prevent finger oils from getting on these surfaces.
the assembly is free, remove one of the pieces of foam from within the 200 ml
Attachment and insert it into the open end of the cylinder being removed such
that the piston will not slide out.
remove the tube cap from the other end of the vent tube and place the other
piece of foam from within the cylinder being installed into this top end of the
vent tube being replaced. Now the 100ml
cylinder being replaced with its captivated piston can be wrapped in the 8x20"
piece of packing material and secured with the rubber band, both of which are protecting
the new attachment.
of the new 200 ml attachment:
Bushings from bag. Place one bushing onto the ventilator tube cap, and the
other onto the main manifold mounting nipple.
allowing the piston to slide out, place the new attachment onto the mounting
nipple bushing of the main manifold.
Again use a twisting motion and be sure the bushing in the end of the
tube remains flush with the bottom of the tube and that it does not ride up
into the tube.
the tube to orient it such that the scale is facing forward.
the ventilator tube cap (with the captivated thumbscrews) onto the top of the
200 ml ventilator tube. Be careful that
the bushing located in the top of the tube remains flush with the top of the
tube. Use a twisting motion as you push
the ventilator tube cap to the top manifold with the thumbscrews.
that the piston moves freely up and down the length of the tube by filling it
with gas then letting it out and allowing the piston to drift down to the
to the Cleaning and Maintenance section of the AWS Operation Manual.