Endoscopic airway equipment part 1: physical principles

Keywords: airway management, anaesthesia equipment, endoscopy, intubation, bronchoscopy

Abstract

The use of advanced endoscopic airway equipment has become increasingly important to the provision of safe anaesthesia for patients with complex anatomical and pathological conditions. Fundamental to the correct selection and use of the equipment is an understanding of the physical properties underlying its construction and function. This relies primarily on conventional optics, fibreoptics, video sensors and light-emitting diode technology.

Author Biographies

R Hofmeyr, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

A Elhouni, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2020-11-13
Section
FCA 1 Anaesthetic Refresher Course 2020