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Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents

Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents

Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents

Tom Peck
Tom Peck
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 02 May 2018
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Last updated: 30 Dec 2020

Reference: 188565

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This session introduces the pharmacology of two commonly used volatile agents and nitrous oxide. The key concepts of minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) and the blood:gas solubility coefficient are discussed.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the use of inhalational anaesthetic (volatile) agents for the maintenance of anaesthesia
• Define the concept of minimum alveolar concentration (MAC)
• Identify those factors that alter MAC for a volatile agent
• Describe the relationship between lipid solubility and MAC values of volatile agents
• Discuss factors affecting the speed of onset of anaesthesia
• Describe the common side-effects of inhalational agents, particularly on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Tom Peck

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Tom Peck
on behalf of Health Education England

Tom trained at the Royal London Hospital Medical College. During his anaesthetic training he spent additional time working in Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care in Bristol and London.

Prior to taking up his current post he worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist in the University of Michigan, USA, providing care for major vascular and transplant surgery.

He is the course director for the FRCA Pt I Basic Sciences Course at Southampton University Hospitals Trust.

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