This highly practical, illustrated guide continues to provide an up-to-date 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, Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, third edition, retains the superbly organized and easy-to-read format that has made the previous two editions such a success.
- 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.
New to this edition
- The content for the new edition reflects more closely the current FRCA syllabus
- New section on latex allergy
- Illustrations of now-obsolete equipment replaced with the latest models in use
- Discussion of bispectral monitoring now included
- Chapter on electrical safety expanded
- Chapter on sterilisation and cleaning added
- Rapid infusion devices discussed
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