Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine is a highly practical textbook for trainees in anaesthesia and an invaluable guide for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners.
The superbly organized and easy-to read format of the book has been retained from previous editions. The text has been comprehensively updated and more focused on the FRCA with the addition of exam tips and new questions. A new chapter addresses the topical and ever expanding field of ‘Point of Care Testing’ in anaesthesia and intensive care. Clear colour photographs and illustrations as well as over 100 interactive self-assessment OSCE questions complete this concise account of anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical settings.
1 Medical gas supply
2 The anaesthetic machine
3 Pollution in theatre and scavenging
4 Breathing systems
5 Tracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes and airways
6 Masks and oxygen delivery devices
7 Laryngoscopes and tracheal intubation equipment
9 Humidifaction and filtration
10 Non-invasive monitoring
11 Invasive monitoring
12 Pumps, pain management and regional anaesthesia
13 Additional equipment used in anaesthesia and intensive care
14 Point of care testing
15 Electrical safety
Appendix A: Safety and standards
Appendix B: Graphical symbols for use in labelling medical devices
Appendix C: Decontamination of medical equipment
Appendix D: Directory of manufacturers
Reviews of the previous edition
"A valuable source of information for those interested in learning about anaesthetic equipment and how the various types of product operate ... easy to read, clearly laid out, and well-illustrated."
British Journal of Anaesthesia
"The book covers just about everything you need to know about anaesthetic equipment ... I would recommend it as an excellent starting manual for novice anaesthetists, as well as for trainees preparing for their FRCA examinations."
"Well written with excellent illustrations and high production values ... the authors offer a consistent style that minimizes repetition, while highlighting key points ... keeps pace with medical innovation in anaesthesiology."
European Journal of Anaesthesiology
"A welcome addition to the broad and often confusing armamentarium of modern anesthesiologists."
Acta Ancesthesiologica Belgica