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Vetamac Vapors

Vetamac Vapors is a quarterly newsletter covering a wide range of topics including basic functions of the anesthetic machine, anesthesia techniques, and frequently asked questions.  The purpose of this newsletter is to educate your staff with a goal of the best possible patient care.

A Guide to Short Term Mechanical Ventilation
         Volume XIII Issue 3  Fall 2017
Ventilation in the Peri Anesthetic Period
         Volume XIII Issue 2  Summer 2017
Comparing & Understanding the Use of Low Flow Carbon Dioxide Absorbents
         Volume XIII Issue 1  Spring 2017
New Products and Solutions to Remove Waste Anesthetic Gases
         Volume XII Issue 4  Winter 2016
Pressure Testing the Anesthesia Machine
         Volume XII Issue 3  Fall 2016
Can't Keep My Patients Asleep...Must Be The Machine or Is It?
         Volume XII Issue 2  Summer 2016
WAG Update: Clearing The Fog
         Volume XII Issue 1  Spring 2016
Which is More Difficult to Understand:  Greek Mythology or Anesthetic Machine Physiology?  Part II
         Volume XI Issue 4  Winter 2015
Which is More Difficult to Understand:  Greek Mythology or Anesthetic Machine Physiology?
         Volume XI Issue 3  Fall 2015
Oxygen Generators in Veterinary Practice
         Volume XI Issue 2  Summer 2015
Know What You Give, Know What You Get  (Vaporizer Service vs. Vaporizer Exchange)
         Volume XI Issue 1  Spring 2015
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail Part 2  (Planning for active waste anesthetic gas systems)
         Volume X Issue 4  Winter 2014
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail  (Planning for medical gas systems)
         Volume X Issue 3  Fall 2014
Vapors on Vapor  (Function of Vaporizers)
         Volume X Issue 2  Summer 2014
How to Prevent Sheer Panic  (The need for a protocol for safe anesthetists)
         Volume X Issue 1  Spring 2014
How Many O's Are Enough?  (Oxygen flow)
         Volume IX Issue 4  Winter 2013
Breathing Inside the Box  (Induction Boxes)
         Volume IX Issue 3  Fall 2013
To Rebreathe or Not Rebreathe, Breathing Systems, Part II  (The Non-rebreathing System)
         Volume IX Issue 2  Summer 2013
Breathing Systems, Part I  (Rebreathing System)
         Volume IX Issue 1  Spring 2013
Q & A's about WAG
         Volume VIII Issue 4  December 2012
GIGO-Gas In Gas Out, continued  (Pop-off valve on a non-rebreathing system)
         Volume VIII Issue 3  October 2012
GIGO-Gas In Gas Out  (Pop-off Valve on a rebreathing system)
         Volume VIII Issue 2  July 2012
Potpourri  (Frequently Asked Questions)
         Volume VIII Issue 1  April 2012
Dead Space - So What?  (Mechanical dead space)
         Volume VII Issue 4  December 2011
Your Patients Deserve The Best  (Qualifications of Vetamac service technicians)
Volume VII Issue 3 October 2011
What Does It Mean? Part II  (Vaporizer adjustment of calibration)
Volume VII Issue 2 July 2011
What Does It Mean? Part I  (Vaporizer calibration check)
Volume VII Issue 1 April 2011
Monitor the Patient?? Monitor the Machine!! Part I (Excessive pressure in the machine & high inspired CO2)
Volume VI Issue 4 December 2010
Monitor the Patient?? Monitor the Machine!! Part I  (Monitoring the anesthetic machine)
Volume VI Issue 3 October 2010
Circuits & Bags  (Choosing the correct size bag & circuit)
Volume VI Issue 2 July 2010
As Left  (Explanation of Vetamac's service)
Volume VI Issue 1 April 2010
Iso/Sevo - What's New, What's Not Part II  (The use of generic sevoflurane in clinical anesthesia)
Volume V Issue 4 December 2009
Iso/Sevo - What's New, What's Not Part I  (Comparison of isoflurane & sevoflurane & how they affect technique)
Volume V Issue 3 September 2009
Exposure to WAG-When, How, What(Acceptable limits of exposure to WAG)
Volume V Issue 2 June 2009
 
WAG Part II  (Active WAG evacuation systems)
Volume V Issue 1 March 2009
 
WAG Part I  (Passive WAG evacuation systems)
Volume IV Issue 4 December 2008
 
Carbon Dioxide Removal Part III  (Soda sorb canisters)
 Volume IV Issue 3 October 2008
 
Carbon Dioxide Removal Part II (Chemical removal of carbon dioxide)
 Volume IV Issue 2 July 2008
 
Carbon Dioxide Removal Part I (Chemical removal of carbon dioxide)
 Volume IV Issue 1 March 2008
 
Rebreathing Vs. Non-Rebreathing (Differences between rebreathing & non-rebreathing systems)
 Volume III Issue 4 December 2007
 
Treatment of Hypotension During Anesthesia
 Volume III Issue 3 October 2007
 
The Measurement of Blood Pressure (Methods used to measure blood pressure during anesthesia)
 Volume III Issue 2 June 2007
 
Blood Pressure Part I
 Volume III Issue 1 April 2007
 
The Anesthetic Machine as an Intermittent Dosing Device Part III
 Volume II Issue 4  December 2006
 
The Anesthetic Machine as an Intermittent Dosing Device Part II  (Volume & Flow)
 Volume II Issue 3  October 2006
 
The Anesthetic Machine as an Intermittent Dosing Device Part I  (Basic pharmocokinetics of agents & how the agents are transferred)
 Volume II Issue 2  June 2006
 
Basic Function of the Anesthetic Machine, Part III  (Removing carbon dioxide)
Volume II Issue 1  January 2006
 
Basic Function of the Anesthetic Machine, Part II  (Delivering vaporized anesthetic agent)
Volume I Issue 2  September 2005 
  
Basic Function of the Anesthetic Machine, Part I  (Delivering oxygen)
Volume I Issue 1  July 2005

Our Latest Issue

The current issue of Vapors reviews evacuation systems and introduces the new Veta Vac Waste Gas Evacuation System.