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The Primary ( ) and Final () FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of scavenging. We have therefore written a new educational resource section on this subject. The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA syllabus and we have also added some past questions relevant to these topics.

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 Primary FRCA Syllabus

Anaesthetic equipment and safety

Environmental control of the operating theatre including scavenging systems for waste

Q. Primary OSCE Question

Draw a diagram which illustrates active scavenging


 Final FRCA Syllabus

Clinical Measurement

 The Final examination assumes knowledge of the Primary FRCA examination syllabus, with the addition of more sophisticated measurements.

Q. Final Viva Question

Outline the different methods of scavenging for anaesthetic gases

Articles on scavenging

Introduction to scavenging
Types of scavenging system I
Types of scavenging system II
Types of scavenging system III

 would like to thank Dr Guy Watney for allowing the reproduction of his images for this educational resource.


This section is sponsored with an educational grant from Baxter.

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