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  • Unknown author (????, 1990)
    X-rays are invisible. Because of their high energy and short wavelength they can penetrate almost all materials, but are absorbed to a different extent by different tissues. In the human body, absorption is high for bones, ...
  • (WHO, 1994)
    This article describes the principles of oxygen entrainment systems.
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    It is assumed that hospital laboratories, theatres, and other departments that use gas cylinders will be using cylinders owned by the vendor. The problems of refilling will therefore not be considered. Cylinders are ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    This article describes the risks associated with the use of bottled gasses in the operating room.
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    The Oxford Bellows is a hand-operated bellows unit for inflating the lungs (Fig. 4.1). It consists of an inlet connection and valve, the bellows in the middle, an outlet valve with outlet connection, and tap. There is a ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    Oxford miniature vaporizer (OMV) This is a small vaporizer (Fig. 4.7) which can be used to administer anaesthetics. It works in the same way as the larger vaporizers, but does not have a built-in temperature compensation ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    Anaesthetic machines and ventilators should be tested in the room or area where the equipment is situated, if at all possible. Service personnel must wear accepted operating-room clothing in the surgical areas. Contact the ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1994)
    Continuous-flow anaesthetic machines (commonly known as Boyle's machines or simply gas machines) are in widespread use. They rely on a supply of compressed medical gas, either from cylinders attached directly to the machine ...
  • Unknown author (VSO, 1995)
    This article covers the different types of loads an autoclave can be designed for and how each type of autoclave is different, it provides information for testing the different parts on an autoclave, and it covers how to ...
  • Unknown author (VSO, 1995)
    This article describes the principles behind oxygen concentrators, some basic safety routines that should be performed, and how to safely use and maintain an oxygen concentrator.
  • Unknown author (VSO, 1995)
    Lead acid batteries are used in hospitals to start vehicles and emergency generators or for lighting including mobile theatre lamps. They are also used as part of solar power systems. It is essential that they are well ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (1995)
    The general principle is that air is processed before it reaches the baby (Figure 43). An electric fan draws room air through a bacterial filter which removes dust and bacteria. The filtered air flows over an electric ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    A refrigerator consists of a heavily insulated cabinet with an efficient door seal which prevents heat from the outside entering the cabinet. The temperature inside a refrigerator is kept low by a closed coiled circuit ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    A fixed theatre lamp is suspended from the ceiling of an operating theatre or treatment room, directly over the centre of the table. It can be positioned by moving the lamp head and its outreach arm (Figure 38). It has ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    An operating table has several features which allow the surgical team to position the patient as required (Figure 35). As there are many models, the following information is presented as a general guide only.
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    This article describes how to troubleshoot and test power supplies, sockets, and plugs.
  • 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 ...
  • Fear, David; Skeet, Muriel (VSO, 1995)
    The boiling water disinfector consists of a metal box with a closely fitting lid; in some cases a gasket is fitted between the box and the lid. The water vapour should pass without obstruction via the lid. Inside, the ...
  • 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 ...

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