Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702049545, 9780702056758

Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment

4th Edition

Authors: Baha Al-Shaikh Simon Stacey
Print ISBN: 9780702049545
eBook ISBN: 9780702056758
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th April 2013
Page Count: 304


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.  

Key Features

  • The same portable size is retained for the new edition
  • An ideal book for the busy trainee or practitioner to carry around the hospital and 'dip into' when the opportunity presents
  • A selection of MCQs is included at the end of each chapter providing an opportunity for the reader to test their knowledge - an ideal aid to exam preparation
  • Highly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams throughout to aid recognition in the clinical environment and demonstrates essential points
  • Standardised format used for each piece of equipment: components, mechanism of action, problems in practice and safety features
  • Summary boxes in every chapter highlighting key points and safety considerations help the reader remember key information and breaks down the text into manageable chunks. Especially helpful when preparing for exams
  • Equipment checklists include essential information that all users of anaesthetic equipment need to know

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


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About the Author

Baha Al-Shaikh

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Anaesthesia, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent; Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College Medical School, University of London and Visiting Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Simon Stacey

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Bart’s Heart Centre, Bart's and The London NHS Trust, London, UK