UNDERSTANDING ANESTHESIA EQUIPMENT 5th Edition Ebook PDF download
UNDERSTANDING ANESTHESIA EQUIPMENT 5th Edition Ebook PDF download There have been many exciting changes in anesthesia equipment since the fourth edition was published. Once again we have updated equipment covered in previous editions. New chapters on latex allergy, suction equip- ment, double-lumen tubes, emergency airway devices, operating room fires, temperature control and the MRI environment have been added. Some of these were cov- ered to some extent as parts of other chapters in pre- vious editions but we felt they needed to be expanded into separate chapters because of the large amount of information available.
During the years since the last edition, anesthesia machines have undergone major changes. The anesthe- sia ventilator, which in the past was a separate entity, has been integrated with the machine and the breathing sys- tem. At the same time anesthesia ventilators have gained more features and now more closely resemble critical care ventilators. These chapters have been expanded.
UNDERSTANDING ANESTHESIA EQUIPMENT 5th Edition Ebook PDF download One device that has had a great impact on anesthe- sia practice is the supraglottic airway. A number of new devices from different manufacturers have become avail- able and the indications for these devices have contin- ued to grow. This chapter has been greatly expanded.
UNDERSTANDING ANESTHESIA EQUIPMENT 5th Edition Ebook PDF download Pressure- and flow-volume loops were discussed in the fourth edition. Many of the newer anesthesia ma- chines and physiological monitors include them. We have expanded this section in the hope that this will make it easier to interpret them and appreciate their usefulness.
A problem that has drawn considerable attention since the last edition is the association ofdesiccated car- bon dioxide absorbent and carbon monoxide formation. The mechanism of the desiccation has not yet been well elucidated. We have looked at gas flows and how it would be possible for absorbent to become desiccated either
from a continuous fresh gas flow or during an anesthetic in the chapter on circle systems. Hopefully this area will continue to be investigated.
We have followed our previous policy ofnot including equipment that is not currently manufactured or in use. Since the last edition, the Committee on Equipment and Facilities of the American Society of Anesthesiologists has published guidelines for anesthesia machine obso- lescence. These are given in Chapter 5. We have excluded most equipment that would be considered obsolete by these criteria. For devices that have a short use span, we have tried to include only those that were available at the time this text was written.