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Mapleson A circuit

Created: 27/4/2004
Updated: 6/12/2017
 
This is the first in our series of flash animation images that  have developed to depict the gas flow occurring in anaesthetic breathing circuits. 
 
Below is a demonstration of the gas flow that occurs in a Mapleson A circuit. This circuit is efficient for spontaneous ventilation because exhaled dead space gas is reused at the next inspiration, and exhaled alveolar gas passes out through the spill valve. 
 


Figure 1: Mapleson A system: Spontaneous ventilation
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