Anesthesia Equipment - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323112376, 9780323582872

Anesthesia Equipment

2nd Edition

Principles and Applications (Expert Consult: Online and Print)

Authors: Jan Ehrenwerth James Eisenkraft James Berry
eBook ISBN: 9780323582872
eBook ISBN: 9780323170062
eBook ISBN: 9780323246156
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323112376
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th March 2013
Page Count: 768

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Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jan Ehrenwerth and Dr. James B. Eisenkraft, offers expert, highly visual, practical guidance on the full range of delivery systems and technology used in practice today. It equips you with the objective, informed answers you need to ensure optimal patient safety.

"This is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference textbook covering all aspects of physics and equipment for the modern American anaesthetist. It may be helpful to those studying for American fellowship examinations but is not suited to preparation for the UK FRCA examinations." Reviewed by: I.Wrench on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, Feb 2014 

Key Features

  • Make informed decisions by expanding your understanding of the physical principles of equipment, the rationale for its use, delivery systems for inhalational anesthesia, systems monitoring, hazards and safety features, maintenance and quality assurance, special situations/equipment for non-routine adult anesthesia, and future directions for the field.
  • Ensure patient safety with detailed advice on risk management and medicolegal implications of equipment use.

Table of Contents

Part I: Gases and Ventilation

1 Medical Gases: Storage and Supply

2 The Anesthesia Machine and Workstation

3Anesthesia Vaporizers

4 Breathing Circuits

5 Waste Anesthetic Gases and Scavenging Systems

6 Anesthesia Ventilators

7 Humidifier and Filtration

Part II: System Monitors

8 Respiratory Gas Monitoring

9 Monitoring Ventilation

Part III: Patient Monitors

10 Capnography

11 Pulse Oximetry

12 Blood Pressure Monitoring

13 Electrocardiographic Monitoring

14 Temperature Monitoring

14 Temperature Monitoring

15 Monitoring Neuromuscular Blockade

Part IV: Other Equipment

16 Airway Equipment

17 Pediatric Anesthesia Systems and Equipment

18 Infusion Pumps

19 Noninvasive Temporary Pacemakers and Defibrillators

20 Infection Prevention: Recommendations for Practice

Part V: Computers, Alarms and Ergonomics

21 Computing and the Internet in Clinical Practice

22 Perioperative Informatics

23 Vigilance, Alarms, and Integrated Monitoring Systems

24 Ergonomics of the Anesthesia Workspace

25 Simulation Equipment, Techniques, and Applications

Part VI: Special Conditions

26 Closed Circuit Anesthesia

27 Anesthesia Delivery in the MRI Environment

28 Anesthesia at High Altitude

29 Anesthesia in Difficult Locations and Developing Countries

Part VII: Safety, Standards and Quality

30 Hazards of the Anesthesia Delivery System

31 Electrical and Fire Safety

32 Machine Checkout and Quality Assurance

33 Risk Management and Medicolegal Aspects of Anesthesia Equipment

34 Standards and Regulatory Considerations


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About the Author

Jan Ehrenwerth

James Eisenkraft

James Berry

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee


"This well written and illustrated physics and equipment textbook and for the American anaesthetist has been updated in this second edition, incorporating both comprehensive theoretical knowledge  and a good guide to the modern anaesthetist... In summary, this a comprehensive, up-to-date referecne textbook covering all aspects of physics and equipment for the modern American Anaesthetist.2

British Journal of Anaesthesia, Februrary 2014