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Effects of Anaesthesia on Lung Function

Effects of Anaesthesia on Lung Function

Effects of Anaesthesia on Lung Function

Andy Lumb
Andy Lumb
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 11 May 2018
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Last updated: 29 May 2018

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This session covers the basic science of those aspects of lung function not relating to gas exchange, focusing on the humidification of inspired gas, protection against inhaled pathogens, and the processing of drugs and hormones by the pulmonary circulation.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe how the lung warms and humidifies inspired gases
• Explain how the lung defends the body against inhaled pathogens
• Describe the metabolism of drugs and biologically active compounds by the pulmonary circulation
• Describe the endocrine functions of the lung
Andy Lumb

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Andy Lumb
on behalf of Health Education England

Andy Lumb is a Consultant Anaesthetist at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds.
Andy’s medical and post-graduate training were both in London, before he returned to his native Yorkshire for a Consultant post in 1994, specialising in anaesthesia for vascular and thoracic surgery.
Andy’s research interests focus on respiratory physiology and its application to anaesthesia. He is involved in medical education at all levels from medical school admissions to teaching anaesthetic trainees, and am an examiner for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
He is the author of Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology and has lectured worldwide on clinical anaesthesia and respiratory physiology.

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  • Health Education England
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    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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