Update on inhalation anaesthesia

  • D. J. Hatch
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Despite the introduction of topical analgesic creams, inhalational induction of anaesthesia is still widely practised in young children, especially those below the age of 3–5 years. Around 30% of anaesthetists responding to a survey in August 1995 used inhalational more frequently than intravenous induction in this age group where uptake of inhaled agents is particularly rapid.


Vinyl Ether Soda Lime Minimum Alveolar Concentration Inhalation Anaesthesia Inhalational Agent 
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