Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment


  • Baha Al-Shaikh, FCARCSI FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Ashford, Kent, UK, Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College Medical School, University of London and Visiting Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Simon Stacey, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Bart's and The London NHS Trust, London, UK

Prepared by authors based in the UK, this highly practical, illustrated guide continues to provide an up-to-date, practical introduction to anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical practice. An invaluable resource for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetists studying for the FRCA examinations, nurses and operating department practitioners, this new edition has been completely updated to reflect current equipment and training requirements. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photos and clearly-drawn line illustrations plus fully revised self-assessment sections, Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, fourth edition, retains the superbly organized and easy-to-read format that has made previous editions such a success.  
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Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4954-5

Table of Contents

Medical gas supply. The anaesthetic machine. Pollution in theatre and scavenging. Breathing systems. Tracheal and tracheostomy tubes and airways. Masks. Laryngoscopes and tracheal intubation equipment. Ventilators. Humidification and filtration. Non-invasive monitoring. Invasive monitoring. Pain management and regional anaesthesia. Additional equipment used in anaesthesia and intensive care. Electrical safety. Sterilisation and cleaning. Checklist of anaesthetic apparatus. Recommendations for standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery. Graphical symbols for use in labelling medical devices. Directory of manufacturers. Glossary