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From: "s.carley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: anaesthetic machines in A&E
> We have an anaesthetic machine, which seems to be solely used for giving
> high N20/O2 ratios (it has the linkage safety mech).
by 'high' i presume you mean 'stronger' mixes than entonox ? ( stupid
question i know but bear with me, i'm only a nurse :-) )
if that was your only / main use of the anaesthetic machine, is there not a
bit of kit that can take an oxygen and nitrous oxide feed and act as a very
simple machine just to provide 'variable strength entonox'
As for the comment about TIVA, from my (very) limited experience ( A+E
placement , but being able to get in on most of the resus cases) most of the
anaesthesia given was IV.
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