Basic Physics and Measurement in Anaesthesia

4th Edition

Authors: P.D. Davis G. Parbrook Gavin Kenny
Paperback ISBN: 9780750617130
eBook ISBN: 9781483293578
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th April 1995
Page Count: 368


As in the previous editions, the authors have clearly defined the principles of clinical measurement. Mathematics are kept to a simple, understandable level with the frequent use of practical examples.

Well established at the level between undergraduate teaching and advanced medical physics, this extensively illustrated book is for trainees and examination candidates in anesthesia and intensive care. Senior nursing, operating theatre and intensive care staff will also find it appropriate.

Table of Contents

Pressure; Fluid flow; Volume and flow measurement; The gas laws; Natural exponential functions; Solubility; Diffusion and osmosis; Work, energy and power; Temperature; Heat capacity and latent heat; Vaporizers; Humidification; The sine wave and wave patterns; Electricity; Biological electrical potentials: their display and recording; Electrical safety; Blood pressure measurement; Oxygen measurement; Measurements of (H+) and CO2; Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry; Gas supplies; Breathing and scavenging systems; Fires and explosions; Isotapes and radiation; Presentation and handling data


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About the Author

P.D. Davis

G. Parbrook

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Department of Anaesthesia, The Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Gavin Kenny

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Glasgow; Head of Anaesthesia, HCI International, Glasgow, UK