Friday, January 26, 2007
U S Army Medical Course:Anesthesia Apparatus
For over two thousand years, physicians of many cultures have performed
surgery upon anesthetized patients. The anesthetics ranged in type and effectiveness.
During certain periods of history, earlier anesthetics were forgotten. In the recent past, a physician relied upon the patient consuming alcohol and biting down hard on anything convenient. Modern general anesthesia began in 1846 when Dr. J.C. Warren first used ether. A dentist named Heidbrink invented the first anesthesia administering machine in1910. Aside from a few refinements, the machines physicians use today are verysimilar to the machine invented by Heidbrink. The Ohmeda 885A Anesthesia Apparatus is one such machine.
This course provide medical support to the combat soldier under field conditions. Most clinical medical equipment is not rugged enough to survive the field environment, so field medical equipment was designed. The Ohmeda 885A Anesthesia Apparatus is a field anesthesia unit which is rugged, portable, and self-contained. It is your job to keep it operationally efficient. The
material in this subcourse covers the preventive maintenance checks and services
(PMCS), routine maintenance, calibration and verification, and repair procedures you use to accomplish this task.
Author:THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
Publisher:THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
Posted by DrWael at 6:37:00 PM