Ward’s Anaesthetic Equipment 6th Edition PDF Free Download
The sixth edition of this book has built on the successful format of the previous edition. The latter was a departure from a dual authorship to a collection of contributions from numerous individuals with a specialist interest in order to cover all the chosen topics in depth and with up-to-date information. Advances in printing have allowed the use of colour photos and illustrations to enhance the text in a way that would have been prohibitively expensive in previous editions. The use of the Internet, electronic mail, portable document format (pdf) submissions for editing and proof reading have revolutionized data gathering for the book. Video conferencing between the editors has saved the world’s carbon footprint by reducing commuting for face-to-face meetings! As always, the manufacturers have been magnificent in providing technical help and illustrative material. Our gratitude goes also to the editorial and production staff at Elsevier who have been immensely supportive and patient with the editors, recognizing that both have full time jobs in anaesthesia as well as their editorial responsibilities. This book has two main purposes. The first is to provide a simple, yet comprehensive, explanation of the function of items of anaesthetic equipment to ensure their safe use in clinical practice by anaesthetists. The second is to provide a source of reference for trainee anaesthetists that covers the relevant syllabus required for the Primary and Final Fellowship Examinations in anaesthesia in the UK and Ireland. The book, hopefully, will also be of interest to anaesthetic assistants, electronic and biomedical engineers in hospitals, manufacturers’ representatives and those involved in anaesthesia in other countries where similar equipment is used. Many chapters have been extensively revised to include new developments and to eliminate obsolete items. New authors have been invited to build on the material provided by previous contributors. We hope they accept our additions, deletions and editorial incursions into their chapters, all of which we felt would benefit the tone and balance of the book as a whole.
Hardcover: 600 pages
6 edition (December 21, 2012)