Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications (Expert Consult: Online and Print) / Edition 2

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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.

  • 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.
  • Access the complete text and images online, fully searchable, at
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Martin H Dauber, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: As the computer age has impacted anesthesia practice, this new edition of a comprehensive book on anesthesia equipment is vital. It covers all issues related to anesthesia practice, with special attention to safety and standards.
Purpose: The book sets out to describe the principles of operation including the physics and technological aspects. After the principles are laid out, the applications and limitations are presented. Finally, the clinical and safety relevance is covered.
Audience: Anesthesia practitioners at all levels of training or practice will benefit from this book. The authors are widely recognized authorities in the field.
Features: The first section covers gases and ventilation (from the machine side) and is followed by comprehensive discussions of monitors of systems and patients. A section on computers, alarms, and ergonomics is followed by a discussion of special conditions (such as closed circuit anesthesia). A short section covers airway devices, infusion pumps, and temporary pacemakers. Some topics that are not unique to anesthesia (e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, cardiopulmonary bypass) are beyond the scope of this book and not included.
Assessment: Understanding Anesthesia Equipment, 5th edition, Dorsch and Dorsch (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008), is the historic reference in this area, but it is surpassed by the new edition of this book. This is comprehensive, easy to read, and well indexed. The illustrations, including real-life photos as well as graphs and figures, are outstanding. The time had come for an update, and this edition goes above and beyond. It is an outstanding and vital contribution to the field, and a must-have for all locations where anesthesia is administered.
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"This is comprehensive, easy to read, and well indexed. The illustrations, including real-life photos as well as graphs and figures, are outstanding. The time had come for an update, and this edition goes above and beyond. It is an outstanding and vital contribution to the field, and a must-have for all locations where anesthesia is administered."-Martin Dauber, MD(Universityof Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody Review: 5 stars
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323112376
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 909,817
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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