An anaesthetic vaporizer must deliver a safe, reliable concentration of volatile agent to the patient. Anaesthetists should understand the basic principles of. Vaporizers are an integral part of modern-day anaesthesia, allowing the delivery of safe concentrations of volatile anaesthetic agent. Over time, vaporizer design. Anaesthesia vaporizers for inhalational anaesthetic agents. Principal, classification, types, hazards.

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Desflurane has two physical properties, making it unsuitable for use with a conventional vaporizer. With prolonged use, the liquid agent may cool to the point where condensation and even frost may form on the outside of the reservoir.

But do we really know what we are doing each time we move the dial? The first ‘modern’ precision agent specific vapouriser, launched in by Cyprane in Yorkshire as an update to the earlier Mk 1. Any of these design features prevent gas which has left the vaporizers from re-entering it.

Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version. Vapour leak into the fresh gas line: Variable bypass vapouriser – one in which the total gas flow is divided in two streams by a variable resistance proportioning valve.

Latent heat of vaporization is the number of calories needed to convert 1 g of liquid to vapor, without temperature change in the remaining liquid.

Pressure and demand from dental surgeons for a more reliable method of administrating ether helped modernise its delivery.


Fluotec Mk 2 The first ‘modern’ precision agent specific vapouriser, launched in by Cyprane in Vapirizers as an update to the earlier Mk 1. Press and hold the mute button until all lights and alarms activated.

Anaesthetic vaporizer – Wikipedia

This is called, simply enough, vapor pressure. Such a situation may arise when the vapouriser is being moved. The cassettes for halothane, enflurane and isoflurane have keyed fillers or the Easy-fil system. Oxygen mask and Nasal cannula Oxygen concentrator Anaesthetic machine Relative analgesia machine.

Modern Anaesthesia Vapourisers

Intended for field use. The exact percentage to be diverted depends on the volatility of the anaexthesia SVPthe proportion of the fresh gas diverted into the vapourising chamber, and barometric pressure, as follows:. This increases the ratio of carrier molecules relative to vapour molecules in the vapour chamber, because the number of vapour molecules is fixed, whereas at higher pressures there will be more carrier gas molecules.

An understanding of some basic physical properties is essential when discussing vaporizers. The Sevoflurane vapour pressure in the vapour chamber is 15kPa. Several safety systems, such as the Fraser-Sweatman system, have been devised so that filling a plenum vaporizer with the wrong agent is extremely difficult. Historically, ether the first volatile agent was first used by John Snow ‘s inhaler but was superseded by the use of chloroform Mk1 in with easily bumped 3 position levers, Mk2 in changed lever to click.

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Return to the avporizers of this page. Newer generations of anaesthesia vapourisers have built in safety features that have minimised or eliminated many hazards once associated with variable bypass vapourisers. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Vapor is also tippable.


The design of these devices takes account of varying: Vaporizer outlet has check valve. The concentration control dial is a variable restrictor and may be located either in the bypass chamber or in the outlet of the vapourising chamber and regulates the relative flow rates through the bypass and vapourising chambers.

Technically, although the dial of the vaporizer is calibrated in volume percent e. Measured aanesthesia vapourisers Principle of desflurane vapouriser Examples: The thermostat deflects according to its temperature to control the resistance offered to the flow of gas through it.

Modern Anaesthesia Vapourisers

Kam’s notes on volatile uptake Goldman Variable bypass, incomplete vapourisation, flow-over without wicks, low resistance in-circuit, non-agent-specific but intended for Halothane anaesthewia, no temperature compensation, no interlocks. The bypass circuit includes the gas transfer manifold and a thermostat assembly which is located at the base of the vapouriser.

For more information see this review of drawover anaesthetic apparatus. Even a small leak at the outlet vaporizes a vapouriser can result in preferential loss of anaesthetic agent from the circuit causing awareness.