Principles of Anaesthesia Equipment provides guidance on the safe use of a
wide range of anaesthesia apparatus, edited by recognised experts based in Boston,
USA and the University of the West Indies, Barbados.
Divided into thirteen chapters, the book begins with the applied physics of anaesthesia equipment, before covering individual instruments and groups of instruments by chapter. Equipment covered includes anaesthesia machines and work stations, anaesthesia breathing systems, equipment for endotracheal intubation, electrocautery and lasers, equipment for regional anaesthesia, and ultrasound equipment for neuraxial blocks. The final chapter covers the use of simulators in anaesthesia training.
Safety tips are included in chapters on pre-use checks of anaesthetic equipment, electrical safety, disinfection and sterilisation. A separate chapter on monitoring features capnography and state-of-the-art cardiac output monitors. Enhanced by 85 full colour illustrations, Principles of Anaesthesia Equipment is an essential resource for anaesthetists and anaesthesia trainees.
• Comprehensive guide to the safe use of a range of anaesthesia equipment
• Recognised editorial team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA and University of West Indies
• 85 full colour illustrations
Chapter 1. Applied Physics
Chapter 2. Medical Gas Supply and Scavenging
Chapter 3. Anaesthesia Machine/Work Station
Chapter 4. Anaesthesia Breathing Systems
Chapter 5. Anaesthesia Ventilators
Chapter 6. Equipment for Endotracheal Intubation
Chapter 7. Monitoring
Chapter 8. Pre-Use check of Anaesthetic Equipment
Chapter 9. Electrical Safety; Electrocautery; Lasers
Chapter 10. Equipment for Regional Anaesthesia (Nerve Stimulation and Ultrasound guided techniques)
Chapter 11. Neuraxial Blocks
Chapter 12. Disinfection and Sterilisation
Chapter 13. Simulators in Anaesthesia
Professor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cavehill Campus, University of West Indies, Barbados
Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD
Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA