Carbon monoxide production is increased with: A. Using Sevoflurane instead of Desflurane B. Using dessicated soda lime C. Using less NaOH and KOH D. Using Baralyme E. Increased fresh gas flows
- A. - No. Sevoflurane does not contain CFH2 moiety - thus does not produce CO
- B. - True
- C. - Using less NaOH and KOH - false. CO production due to reaction of volatile with CFH2 moiety with strong bases in desiccated absorbent (NaOH/KOH)
- D. - Using Baralyme - True
- E. - Increased fresh gas flows - True (as increased fresh gas flows will dry out CO2 absorbent).
?Best answer B.