Revisions for this edition will include latest equipment and review of technical features, new European regulations, expanded EEG and infusion chapters, updated illustrations and new ones added, thorough review to cover FRCA requirements.
- Offers a comprehensive guide to physical principles and their clinical application in anesthesia to help the reader practice safe and reliable anesthesia.
- Uses clinical examples throughout to aid in understanding.
- Provides practical advice on essential measurement and monitoring using the latest equipment and technology.
- Covers all topics related to equipment, physics and clinical measurement.
- Presents easy to understand information in a highly readable format with figures throughout to illustrate equipment and principles.
New to this Edition
- Updated throughout to provide the most current information.
- Includes a new chapter on Assessment of awareness during anaesthesia (Ch. 26).
Review of the fourth edition: 'This book, which is now a 'classic', is an essential part of the armamentarium of the trainee anaesthetist . . . It is clear that this book will remain essential reading for all candidates who are attempting the new Primary and Final FRCA examinations, and they will find it has something to say on almost all aspects of the published syllabus relating to anaesthetic equipment, physics and clinical measurement . . . highly readable and provides an excellent start for the trainee.' Todays Anaesthetist, 1996
Table of Contents
1. Pressure 2. Fluid flow 3. Volume and flow measurement 4. The gas laws 5. Natural exponential functions 6. Solubility 7. Diffusion and osmosis 8. Work, energy and power 9. Temperature 10. Heat capacity and latent heat 11. Vaporizers 12. Humidification 13. The sine wave and wave patterns 14. Electricity 15. Biological electrical potentials: their display and recording 16. Electrical safety 17. Blood pressure measurement 18. Oxygen measurement 19. Hydrogen ion and carbon dioxide measurement 20. Further techniques of gas and vapour analysis 21. Gas supplies 22. Breathing and scavenging systems 23. Fires and explosions 24. Isotopes and radiation 25. Presentation and handling of data, basic measurement concepts 26. Assessment of awareness during anaesthesia Appendix