Medical gases

William Malein, Christina Beecroft

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Understanding the complex process of production, storage and delivery of medical gases is vitally important to ensure safe and efficient practice by anaesthetists. This article discusses the medical gases commonly used in anaesthesia and intensive care and details the journey of the commonly used medical gases from production to patient delivery. It includes core knowledge for the FRCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-773
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number12
Early online date19 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021


  • Carbon dioxide
  • cylinder manifold
  • cylinders
  • Entonox
  • helium
  • medical gases
  • nitrous oxide
  • oxygen
  • pin index system
  • vacuum-insulated evaporator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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