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A simple vaporizer improvised from a carbon dioxide absorber canister.

Authors
  • McIntyre, J W
  • Purdell-Lewis, J G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Anaesthetists Society journal / Journal de la Société canadienne des anesthésistes
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1981
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
174–177
Identifiers
PMID: 6788352
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An empty British Oxygen Company (B.O.C.) Mk. 4 carbon dioxide absorption cannister was modified for use as a vaporizer by placing a layer of flannelette bandage over the horizontal perforated septum and adding a base plate with an exit port for anaesthetic vapour. Aliquots of liquid anaesthetic were injected from a syringe through the top of the cannister and vaporised by air drawn through the cannister. Laboratory testing showed that this could be a useful way of administering inhalational anaesthesia in the absence of compressed gas supply.

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