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  • Unknown author (WHO, 2008)
    The word centrifuge comes from the Latin word centrum which means centre and fugere which means to escape. The centrifuge is designed to use the centrifugal force generated in rotational movements to separate the constitutive ...
  • Unknown author (2006)
    If a liquid contains particles, the particles will eventually sink to the bottom under the force of gravity. A centrifuge more rapidly separates particles from liquid by rotating a liquid to simulate a higher force of ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    This article describes how to troubleshoot and test power supplies, sockets, and plugs.
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Ovens in laboratories are used to dry samples and for evaporating, dehydrating or sterilizing. On a limited basis some are used as a dry incubator. In many cases, precise temperature control is required. Clinical ovens ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2015)
    This is a Powerpoint detailing potential hazards in the laboratory and appropriate safety measures.
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    This article describes the clinical use of bottle gasses for anesthesia as well as common problems associated with their use.
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Many patients in an intensive care and the operating room require the mechanical ventilation of their lungs. All thoracic surgery patients, for example, require mechanical ventilation. Some patients simply need assistance ...
  • Unknown author (2008)
    A colorimeter is an electrically powered instrument which measures the concentration of analytes in coloured solutions. It is a simple version of a photometer. The difference in the quality of its filters makes it less ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2016)
    This article contains tips for the preventative maintenance of defibrillators.
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2016)
    This article contains a flowchart for troubleshooting defibrillators.
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    A defibrillator is used to reverse fibrillation of the heart, restoring the heart’s normally coordinated contractions. The uncoordinated contractions of the heart can take place in the atrial, or upper, chamber of the heart ...
  • Pescod, David (2007)
    Modern anaesthesia is safe. In countries that have extensive anaesthetic resources, the risk of dying is one in 100,000 to 500,000. The risk of death has decreased to one-tenth of what it was thirty years ago. Safety has ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    Disinfection is recommended for equipment that is not intended for piercing the skin, or touching open wounds. Disinfected equipment may safely be in contact with the intact skin and mucous membranes of the body. Equipment ...
  • Dispenser 
    Unknown author (WHO, 2006)
    The dispenser is a piece of equipment in the pipette and dilutor family. The word dispenser comes from the prefix dis which implies privation, and from the Latin word pensum which means task. There are different types of ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 2008)
    The drying oven is used in the laboratory for drying and sterilizing glass and metal containers. Manufacturers have developed several types of drying oven for that purpose: some operate by natural convection or by forced ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    There are several types of suction machine. According to the design, different flow rates and different pressures - high, low or dual - can be attained. It is important to read and understand the relevant documentation ...
  • Malkin, Robert (Engineering World Health (EWH), 2006)
    This article describes the principles of operation of ECGs as well as common problems associated with these devices.
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2015)
    This packet contains information about the operation, maintenance, and repair of pulse oximeters.
  • Authors Name Cassandra Stanco for Engineering World Health (EWH) (EWH, 2015)
    This packet contains information about the operation and use, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of anesthesia machines as well as relevant images and schematics.

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