Our Knowledge Base section offers these useful downloadable guides to anesthesia and critical care
AAS Guide to Monitors This informative guide compares various ventilation, oxygen, and blood pressure monitors.
AAS Guide to Monitoring Blood Pressure This guide takes you through steps to better understand blood pressure and how to interpret blood pressure measurements
AAS Guide to Pulse Oxymetry This guides will expand your understanding of pulse oximetry.
AAS Guide to Oxygen Therapy This guide describes oxygen therapy methods that actually work!
AAS Guide to Monitoring ET CO2 This guide will expand your understanding of measuring end tidal carbon dioxide and how to interpret ET CO2 measurements.
AAS Guide to Hypothermia and Patient Warming Hypothermia occurs in up to 85% of anesthetized animals. This guide tells you how to prevent it.
AAS Guide to Testing Anesthetic Machines This guide walks you through the steps of troubleshooting an anesthetic gas machine
AAS Guide to Managing WAG This guide describes the dangers of contamination of your work space with Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG), and how to manage exhaust gases.
AAS Guide to Patient Warming – Heated Circuits Is surface warming the best solution? This guide describes an innovative new paradigm for preventing heat loss during anesthesia.
AAS Guide to Effective Surface Warming Not all surface warming systems are created equal. This guide compares the efficacy of different patient surface warming systems.
AAS Guide to the Anesthesia Record An accurate record of anesthesia is considered a legal document and should be part of every anesthetized patient’s medical record. This guide takes you step-by-step through completing an anesthesia record.
(Note: blank anesthesia record sheets are available here.)