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The Ideal Breathing System Simple and safe to use Delivers the right gas mixture Allows all methods of ventilation in all age groups Efficient Pressure.

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1 The Ideal Breathing System Simple and safe to use Delivers the right gas mixture Allows all methods of ventilation in all age groups Efficient Pressure relief Sturdy, small and light Allows easy removal of waste gases Easy to maintain with low running costs

2 Breathing System Components Fresh Gas connection Patient connection Adjustable Pressure Limiting (APL) Valve Reservoir (Bag or bellows) Tubing Waste gas connection

3 Open, semi open, semi closed? Open is the old fashioned method of dropping ether or chloroform over a gauze or lint. Later modernised by the likes of the Schimmelbusch mask. Semi-open I classify as systems used today such as the Mapleson systems. Semi-closed and Closed systems use a CO2 absorbent so that the gases are re-circulated, the classification is defined by the amount of fresh gas flow.

4 Semi-open Systems In the early 1950s, Prof. WW Mapleson from University of Wales, Cardiff, classified the several breathing systems around depending on what components they contained and what position they took in the system. It is known today as The Mapleson Alphabet

5 TheMaplesonAlphabet The F was added later to the alphabet

6 Semi-open Circuit Anaesthesia This is typically used for induction of the patient. It is usually a single limb system that uses an APL valve to control the pressure of the gas, and allows for waste gas to leave the system. High fresh gas flows (more than patients minute volume) are required with these systems to stop rebreathing of expired CO2.

7 Types of Semi-open Circuit Systems Mapleson D or Bain System Mapleson A or Magill System Mapleson A or Lack System Mapleson F or Ayres T Piece System Mapleson F with APL Valve Mapleson C Bagging System

8 What FGFs are needed? MaplesonSystemsUsesFGF SVFGF IPPV A Magill Lack Spontaneous Gen Anaesthesia ml/kg/min Min 3 x MV B Very uncommon, not in use today C Resuscitation Bagging Min 15 lpm D BainSpontaneous IPPV, Gen. Anaes ml/kg/min ml/kg/min E Ayres T PieceVery uncommon, not in use today F Jackson ReesPaediatric <25 Kg 2.5 – 3 x MV Min 4 lpm

9 Mapleson A (Magill) System The Mapleson A or Magill system is good for spontaneous breathing patients, so the fresh gas flow can be lower. However as the APL valve is close to the patient, it is regarded by many as difficult to use. 1950s

10 Mapleson A (Lack) System The Mapleson A or Lack system is a modification of the Magill where the valve is moved to the machine end of the system using another length of tubing. This adds volume to the system and makes it rather heavy at the patient end. 1976

11 Mapleson D (Bain) The Mapleson D or Bain System is a co-axial system where the fresh gas is delivered directly to the patient. It requires very high fresh gas flows to prevent rebreathing of CO2. It is very convenient to use, thus is very popular especially for induction, in the UK! 1972

12 Mapleson F (Jackson Rees Modification) The Mapleson F or Jackson Rees modification of the Ayres T Piece is a basic system for use with very small patients. It is a big disadvantage that you cannot remove waste gases safely. Because this has a bag with an open tail, it is technically a Jackson-Rees Modification system Ayres – 1937 JR

13 Mapleson F with APL Valve Intersurgical decided to modify the Jackson- Rees by using a closed tail bag and a specially modified APL valve. Now the waste gases can be removed safely from the system via the APL valves 30mm outlet.1998

14 Mapleson C Bagging System The Mapleson C is more than an anaesthesia system. It can be found all over the hospital for use as an emergency bagging system for resuscitation or manual ventilation using oxygen, as well as being a standard induction system in some countries.

15 Semi Closed Circuit Anaesthesia This type of General Anaesthesia is used mainly for maintenance of anaesthesia following induction. It can be used for induction of anaesthesia, but this is a slower process. It requires an absorber system containing a CO 2 Absorbent to remove CO 2 from the expired patient gases, and a high degree level of patient monitoring, especially respiratory gas monitoring to measure levels of inspired and expired CO 2 and the volatile agent.

16 Semi Closed Anaesthesia Explained Semi Closed Anaesthesia is where the expired gases from the patient pass through a canister in the breathing system which contains a CO 2 absorbent. This absorbent by an exothermic chemical reaction removes the CO 2, so the patients expired gases can be rebreathed. Because of this exothermic chemical reaction, some warmth and humidity is added to the inspired gases.

17 Semi Closed Anaesthesia Explained Because the patients expired gases are re circulated (where the circle comes from), this means that we do not have to add so much fresh gas to the system like an open system. So the fresh gas flow rate can be reduced to low flow, i.e., 1 litre per minute. If the flows were as low as a few hundred ccs of gas, equivalent to the patients metabolic uptake of gases, this would be closed circuit anaesthesia, or metabolic (basal) flow, or minimal flow. Circle systems were first used back in 1930 by Brian Sword in the USA

18 Types of Semi Closed Circuit System Standard Parallel Y System Extendible Parallel Y System Complete Semi Closed Circuit Systems Co-Axial Semi Closed Circuit Systems

19 Tight Connections Remember, it is important with conical connectors such as those used on breathing systems, always connect with a firm push and twist. This will ensure a leak tight connection.

20 The silver ion based anti-microbial additive reduced the potential risk of cross contamination from the outside of the breathing system Conclusion

21 This means that the anti-microbial additive in Breathing Systems not only inhibits bacterial growth but will reduce colonisation on the circuit, and therefore can reduce cross infection in the ITU and the operating theatre

22 Well thats it! I hope you now have a clearer understanding of Breathing Systems and Filtration. It really only leaves me one thing to say: TIGHT CONNECTIONS


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