Gas Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780409902617, 9781483182896

Gas Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry

1st Edition

Authors: J.S. Gravenstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483182896
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th July 1990
Page Count: 160
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Gas Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry presents an extensive examination of the ventilation of the patient’s lungs. It discusses the administration of oxygen and inhalation of anaesthetics of patients. It addresses the methods of oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring. Some of the topics covered in the book are the introduction to the use of capnogram; definition of oxygraphy and anesthetigraphy; mechanism of pulse oximetry; solubility of gases or vapors in water, blood, and tissue; description of anaesthesia machine with circle breathing system; and malfunction of valves and carbon dioxide absorber. The definitions and description of Mapleson breathing systems are fully covered. An in-depth account of the Jackson-Rees system is provided. The mechanism of Bain system, Lack system, and Magill system are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to description of titration of depth of anesthesia. Another section focuses on the analysis of the concentration effect, diffusion hypoxia, and cardiogenic oscillations. The book can provide useful information to clinicians, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. Primer for Gas Monitoring and Pulse Oximetry

3. The Water Vapor Story

4. Of Gas Volumes, Flows, and Time Constants

5. Solubility

6. Monitoring the Function of the Anesthesia Machine, the Breathing Circuit, and the Ventilator

7. Titration of Depth of Anesthesia

8. The Concentration Effect, Second Gas Effect, and Diffusion Hypoxia

9. Cardiogenic Oscillations

10. Before Induction

11. General Anesthesia

12. Pulse Oximetry and Monitoring of Gases in Patients under Regional or Local Anesthesia with or without Sedation

13. Metabolic Changes

14. Ventilation-Perfusion Inequalities

15. Methods of Gas Analysis

16. About Hemoglobin Saturation Measurements



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