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Anesthetic machine: overview

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Contributor(s):

John Dodam

Claire Waters

Synonym(s): Vaporizer


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

  • 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 Anaesthesia. 9th edn. London: Balliere Tindall.

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