Users Online: 8342 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size  
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts | Login 


RSACP wishes to inform that it shall be discontinuing the dispatch of print copy of JOACP to it's Life members. The print copy of JOACP will be posted only to those life members who send us a written confirmation for continuation of print copy.
Kindly email your affirmation for print copies to dranjugrewal@gmail.com preferably by 30th June 2019.

 

 
Table of Contents
LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 268

Anesthesia mask: A 22-mm connector


Department of Anaesthesiology, MIOT Hospitals, 4/112 Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication11-Apr-2012

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Bangaari
Department of Anaesthesiolgy, MIOT Hospitals, 4/112, Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 089
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.94922

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Bangaari A. Anesthesia mask: A 22-mm connector. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:268

How to cite this URL:
Bangaari A. Anesthesia mask: A 22-mm connector. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 5];28:268. Available from: http://www.joacp.org/text.asp?2012/28/2/268/94922

Sir,

Connectors are commonly used in anesthesia circuitry to establish functional continuity between various components. The Bain's system is widely accepted as a universal breathing system with the ability to connect to a ventilator for mechanical ventilation during anesthesia. [1] It can be attached to the ventilator hose connection via special 22-mm female to female connector. A conventional adult anesthesia facemask has a 22-mm internal diameter female connector end to accommodate 22-mm male fitting components from machine end. It can act as a two-way connector by connecting the 22-mm adjustable pressure limiting valve of the Bain's circuit to the 22-mm male ventilator hose connection fitting of anesthesia ventilator [Figure 1]. This assembly can be of utility for administering anesthesia in peripheral locations where anesthesia machines usually are not equipped with built-in ventilators as in newer workstations. A soft malleable mask apart from assisting ventilation can be used as a replacement for 22-mm female connectors for two 22-mm male ends.
Figure 1: Anesthesia mask as a 22-mm female connector for Bain's circuit ventilator attachment

Click here to view


 
  References Top

1.Adams AP. The Bain circuit. Prevention of anaesthetic mixture dilution when using mechanical ventilators delivering non-anaesthetic gases. Anaesthesia 1977;32:46-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]    


    Figures

  [Figure 1]



 

Top
 
  Search
 
    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Access Statistics
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
   References
   Article Figures

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1373    
    Printed57    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded230    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal