Key Features

  • Provides a simple and comprehensive explanation of the function of anaesthetic equipment, ensuring its safe use in clinical practice
  • Covers the relevant syllabus required by the FRCA and similar exams taken by trainee anaesthetists
  • Clear line diagrams explain the working principles of each piece of equipment

Table of Contents

1 The supply of anaesthetic and other medical gasses

2 Measurement of pressure and gas flow

3 Vaporizers

4 The anaesthetic workstation

5 Breathing systems and their components

6 Airway management equipment

7 Equipment for the inhalation of oxygen and other gasses

8 Manual resuscitators

9 Automatic ventilators

10 Ventilation in the intensive care unit

11 Breathing filters, humidifiers and nebulizers

12 Equipment for paediatric anaesthesia

13 Equipment for regional anaesthesia

14 Physiological monitoring: principles and non-invasive monitoring

15 Physiological monitoring: gases

16 Monitoring of cardiovascular and coagulation systems

17 Depth of anaesthesia and neurophysiological monitoring

18 Atmospheric pollution

19 Infusion equipment and intravenous anaesthesia

20 Medical suction apparatus

21 Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization

22 Information technology and the anaesthetic workstation

23 Electrical hazards and their prevention

24 Surgical diathermy

25 Pacemakers and defibrillators

26 Lasers

27 Provision of anaesthesia in difficult situations and the developing world

28 The anaesthetist and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

29 Error

30 Warming devices

31 Ultrasound

Appendix: SI units and conversion tables

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780702048784
Electronic ISBN:
9780702056390
Print ISBN:
9780702030949