Current Cliniquiz-September 2017
Physics in anesthesia

Pranav Bansal1, Saru Singh2, Meena Singh3
1Professor & Head, 2 Associate Professor, 3 Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, BPS Govt Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana 131305, (India)

A knowledge of basic physics is imperative for understanding the mechanism of action of various devices
and equipment in routine clinical anaesthesia and critical care practice. The functioning of oxygen cylinders,
pressure gauges, Boyle’s anesthesia machine, breathing circuits, oxygen masks, etc. can be better understood if
the laws of physics are revised on periodic basis. In this section we revise some of the basic principles as applied
to anesthesia practice. (Please select one best option)

Pranav Bansal1 , Saru Singh2 , Meena Singh3 1 Professor & Head, 2 Associate Professor, 3 Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, BPS Govt Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana 131305, (India) A knowledge of basic physics is imperative for understanding the mechanism of action of various devices and equipment in routine clinical anaesthesia and critical care practice. The functioning of oxygen cylinders, pressure gauges, Boyle’s anesthesia machine, breathing circuits, oxygen masks, etc. can be better understood if the laws of physics are revised on periodic basis. In this section we revise some of the basic principles as applied to anesthesia practice. (Please select one best option)