Anesthesia Machines and Breathing Systems: What Should I Know? (1115)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Sunday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||303



Michele (Mike) Barletta DVM, PhD, MS, ACVAA
University of Georgia

Dr Barletta graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 2002, where he completed his PhD in veterinary oncology in 2006. He moved then to the United States where he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University in 2007. After his internship he stayed at Purdue University for his anesthesiology residency and Master's degree. He worked at the University of Minnesota for three years as Assistant Clinical Professor in anesthesia before joining the University of Georgia.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


The lecture will cover how anesthesia machines work. Oxygen sources, oxygen flowmeters, vaporizers, CO2 absorbent, and scavenging systems will be discussed. A description of different breathing systems will be provided and how to choose the appropriate system for a specific patient will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. How anesthesia machine work

2. How to troubleshoot an anesthesia machine

3. Deciding what breathing system should be used for your patient

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