Sandberg: The MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment (Expert Consult Series)

Medical technology has changed at a rapid pace over the past 30 years and continues to evolve quickly as new devices and techniques change and facilitate the way we practice anesthesiology. For example, a mere 15 years ago, ultrasound was a luxury in anesthesia. Today portable ultrasound has become a de facto standard of care for central venous catheter placement and for regional anesthesia. There are numerous examples of the profusion of such ‘ancillary’ anesthesia equipment, with completely new classes of equipment appearing almost overnight. On the other hand, some aspects of technology – such as the anesthesia machine – seem to be fairly constant. However, a closer examination reveals that this is not really correct as modern equipment only appears to function like its predecessors. Learning to operate, diagnose and trouble-shoot all of this equipment competes aggressively with the patient- and disease-oriented components of anesthesiology practice.
Our goal in writing this book was to help clinicians better understand the underlying principles behind the equipment they use on a daily basis. In this firstst edition, we cover all of the equipment used in the operating room from the anesthesia machine to airway devices, physiologic monitors, and equipment used for point-of-care testing. We also included chapters on anesthesia information management systems, alarms, challenges encountered working outside of the operating room, and equipment for use in unusual environments such as a field hospital.
We begin this book with a chapter on simulation in anesthesia. This was deliberate – complexity in anesthesia practice has increased to the point where simulation must play a larger role in the education of future anesthesiologists, including education about the use of equipment and management of equipment in failure mode. It is increasingly problematic to learn how to use equipment ‘on the fly’ with actual patients.
Recognizing that technology evolves rapidly, we sought to illustrate fundamental principles succinctly, rather than provide a completely comprehensive review of each available device within every category. This book represents the collective wisdom of almost one hundred experts in the fields of anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, and technology. We are grateful to all of our contributors whose efforts, insight, and expertise made this book the most accessible and up-to-date work of its kind.
We hope you find this book useful and wish you well in your journey through the world of clinical anesthetic equipment.
Warren S. Sandberg, Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld

Key Features
  • Ensure your patients receive the best care possible with excellent coverage of all monitoring techniques including transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Improve patient safety with information on temperature monitoring and control.
  • Update your knowledge of emergency room airway equipment to ensure the best results.
  • Decide which equipment is best suited for anesthesia delivery both inside and outside the hospital.

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  • Chapter 1 - Anesthesia Equipment and Patient Safety
  • Chapter 2 - Medical Gases: Properties, Supply, and Removal
  • Chapter 3 - Anesthesia Machine: A Practical Overview
  • Chapter 4 - Principles and Practices of Closed Circuit Anesthesia
  • Chapter 5 - Manual and Mechanical Ventilators
  • Chapter 6 - Supraglottic Airway Devices
  • Chapter 7 - Intubation Equipment
  • Chapter 8 - Endotracheal Airway Devices
  • Chapter 9 - Noninvasive Physiological Monitors
  • Chapter 10 - Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Chapter 11 - Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Chapter 12 - Depth of Anesthesia Monitors: Principles and Applications
  • Chapter 13 - Alarms in Clinical Anesthesia
  • Chapter 14 - Equipment for Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management
  • Chapter 15 - Ultrasound For Regional Anesthesia And Vascular Access
  • Chapter 16 - Intravenous Therapy, Fluid Delivery Systems for Resuscitation, and Cell Salvage Devices
  • Chapter 17 - Drug Infusion Pumps in Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management
  • Chapter 18 - Devices for Cardiac Support
  • Chapter 19 - Patient Warming Devices
  • Chapter 20 - Point-of-Care Testing in the Operating Room
  • Chapter 21 - Anesthesia Information Management Systems
  • Chapter 22 - Pediatric Considerations
  • Chapter 23 - Anesthesia Equipment Outside of the Operating Room
  • Chapter 24 - Provision of Anesthesia in Difficult Situations and the Developing World
  • Chapter 25 - Prevention of Infection: Disinfection and Sterilization of Equipment
  • Chapter 26 - Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Chapter 27 - Physical Principles
  • Chapter 28 - Basic Physics of Electricity
  • Chapter 29 - Operating Room Electrical, Fire, Laser, and Radiation Safety
  • Chapter 30 - Neuroanesthesia Equipment in the Intraoperative Setting
  • Appendix: SI Unit and Conversion Tables

Product Details 
  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1 Har/Psc edition (October 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437709737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437709735
List Price: $142.00

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