Single-breath vital capacity inhalation induction with high concentration Sevoflurane (SBVC – HC)

Single-breath vital capacity inhalation induction with high concentration sevoflurane (SBVC – HC)

 

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

 

Prime the circuit with 8% Sevo with >= 6 L /min O2 (+/- N2O).

Hold face mask against surface to build up Sevo.

Practice vital capacity breathing with patient.

Following forced expiration apply face mask and instruct to take vital capacity breath.

 

Induction complete in 50-60 sec.

 

http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/09/16/bja.aes319.full.pdf

 

– PB @ LRI

 

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