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.
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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.