Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 7, 2012 - Medical - 600 pages

First prize winner, Anesthesia Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

Lavishly illustrated by clear line diagrams and photographs, Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment is a highly accessible single source to aid understanding of the key principles behind equipment function and design. This sixth edition of the classic reference text on anaesthetic equipment is again extensively revised to reflect the very latest advances.

Ward's is an invaluable resource for qualified anaesthetists, as well as essential reading for those in training or approaching examinations such as those of the Primary and Final Fellowship in the UK and Ireland. Trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, anaesthetic assistants, operating department practitioners, electronic and biomedical engineers in hospitals and manufacturers' representatives will also benefit from this most trusted guide.

  • Provides a simple and comprehensive explanation of the function of anaesthetic equipment, ensuring its safe use in clinical practice
  • Covers the relevant syllabus required by the FRCA and similar exams taken by trainee anaesthetists
  • Clear line diagrams explain the working principles of each piece of equipment

The physics and technology of ultrasound gains a devoted chapter, as does patient warming. There are enhancements on depth of anaesthesia monitoring, error management and ultrasound imaging in regional anaesthesia. Particular coverage of supraglottic airway devices substantially augments an extended chapter on airway equipment. Updates throughout, including on the anaesthetic workstation, infusion devices and equipment for anaesthesia in difficult locations, ensure Ward's remains the most comprehensive and current text on anaesthetic equipment.

 

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Contents

1 The supply of anaesthetic and other medical gasses
1
2 Measurement of pressure and gas flow
27
3 Vaporizers
41
4 The anaesthetic workstation
65
5 Breathing systems and their components
107
6 Airway management equipment
139
7 Equipment for the inhalation of oxygen and other gasses
207
8 Manual resuscitators
225
19 Infusion equipment and intravenous anaesthesia
399
20 Medical suction apparatus
421
21 Cleaning disinfection and sterilization
429
22 Information technology and the anaesthetic workstation
439
23 Electrical hazards and their prevention
447
24 Surgical diathermy
459
25 Pacemakers and defibrillators
465
26 Lasers
475

9 Automatic ventilators
231
10 Ventilation in the intensive care unit
253
11 Breathing filters humidifiers and nebulizers
275
12 Equipment for paediatric anaesthesia
289
13 Equipment for regional anaesthesia
311
gasses
337
16 Cardiac output monitoring
351
17 Depth of anaesthesia and neurophysiological monitoring
369
18 Atmospheric pollution
385
27 Provision of anaesthesia in difficult situations and the developing world
479
28 The anaesthetist and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
493
29 Error Man and Machine
503
30 Warming devices
513
31 Physics and technology of ultrasound
525
Appendix SI units and conversion tables
541
Index
547
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