Low-flow anaesthesia.

  title={Low-flow anaesthesia.},
  author={Jan A. Baum and Alan R. Aitkenhead},
  volume={50 Suppl},
Although many anaesthesia machines are equipped with circle rebreathing systems, inhalational anaesthesia remains frequently performed using relatively high fresh-gas flows. The major advantages of rebreathing techniques can be achieved only if the fresh-gas flow is reduced to 1 l.min-1 or less. Although there are potential risks associated with low-flow anaesthesia, modern anaesthesia machines meet all the technical requirements for the safe use of low-flow techniques if they are used in… CONTINUE READING