Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jan Ehrenwerth and Dr. James B. Eisenkraft, offers expert, highly visual, practical guidance on the full range of delivery systems and technology used in practice today. It equips you with the objective, informed answers you need to ensure optimal patient safety.
"This is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference textbook covering all aspects of physics and equipment for the modern American anaesthetist. It may be helpful to those studying for American fellowship examinations but is not suited to preparation for the UK FRCA examinations." Reviewed by: I.Wrench on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, Feb 2014
Make informed decisions by expanding your understanding of the physical principles of equipment, the rationale for its use, delivery systems for inhalational anesthesia, systems monitoring, hazards and safety features, maintenance and quality assurance, special situations/equipment for non-routine adult anesthesia, and future directions for the field.
Ensure patient safety with detailed advice on risk management and medicolegal implications of equipment use.
Apply the most complete and up-to-date information available on machines, vaporizers, ventilators, breathing systems, vigilance, ergonomics, and simulation.
Visualize the safe and effective use of equipment thanks to hundreds of full-color line drawings and photographs.
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Part I: Gases and Ventilation 1 Medical Gases: Storage and Supply 2 The Anesthesia Machine and Workstation 3Anesthesia Vaporizers 4 Breathing Circuits 5 Waste Anesthetic Gases and Scavenging Systems 6 Anesthesia Ventilators 7 Humidifier and Filtration Part II: System Monitors 8 Respiratory Gas Monitoring 9 Monitoring Ventilation Part III: Patient Monitors 10 Capnography 11 Pulse Oximetry 12 Blood Pressure Monitoring 13 Electrocardiographic Monitoring 14 Temperature Monitoring 14 Temperature Monitoring 15 Monitoring Neuromuscular Blockade Part IV: Other Equipment 16 Airway Equipment 17 Pediatric Anesthesia Systems and Equipment 18 Infusion Pumps 19 Noninvasive Temporary Pacemakers and Defibrillators 20 Infection Prevention: Recommendations for Practice Part V: Computers, Alarms and Ergonomics 21 Computing and the Internet in Clinical Practice 22 Perioperative Informatics 23 Vigilance, Alarms, and Integrated Monitoring Systems 24 Ergonomics of the Anesthesia Workspace 25 Simulation Equipment, Techniques, and Applications Part VI: Special Conditions 26 Closed Circuit Anesthesia 27 Anesthesia Delivery in the MRI Environment 28 Anesthesia at High Altitude 29 Anesthesia in Difficult Locations and Developing Countries Part VII: Safety, Standards and Quality 30 Hazards of the Anesthesia Delivery System 31 Electrical and Fire Safety 32 Machine Checkout and Quality Assurance 33 Risk Management and Medicolegal Aspects of Anesthesia Equipment 34 Standards and Regulatory Considerations