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Anesthetic machine: overview

Synonym(s): Vaporizer

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Prof Stephen Greene

Introduction

  • Required for supply of oxygen and anesthetic agents for inhalation anesthesia and ventilation.
Requirements for inhalation anesthesia Components of anesthetic machine
  • Gas source.
  • Pressure gauge.
  • Pressure regulator.
  • Flowmeter.
  • Vaporizer.
  • Emergency oxygen supply which bypasses vaporizer.
  • Alarm.

Anesthetic Gases

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Pressure Gauges, Regulators, and Flowmeters

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Vaporizers

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Safety Features

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Dorsch J A & Dorsch S E (1999) Understanding Anesthesia Equipment. 4th edn. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Hartsfield S M (1996) Anesthetic machines and breathing systems. In: Lumb and Jones' Veterinary Anesthesia 3rd edn. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins pp 366-408.
  • Davey A, Moyle J T B & Ward C S (1992) Ward's Anesthetic Equipment. 3rd edn. London: W B Saunders.
  • Hall L W & Clarke K W (1991) Veterinary Anesthesia. 9th edn. London: Balliere Tindall.


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