CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORPTION. ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PROGRAM FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY LINDA WUNDER MSN, CRNA. Circle absorption anesthetic breathing system. Gas flows in a circular pathway through separate inspiratory and expiratory channels.
ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PROGRAM
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
LINDA WUNDER MSN, CRNA
Functions of CO2 absorption include complete removal of Co2 from the circle system.
CO2 absorbent materials consist of a mixture of porous granules made up of base (hydroxide)
Soda Lime (Sodasorb)
Barium hydroxide (Baralyme)CO2 ABSORPTION
Each canister holds absorbent material of 1000g of granules and has a volume of 1500cc.
Carbon monoxide has been known to accumulate in absorbers not used with in 24-48 hours because of slow reaction with the volitile agents and absorbents.