Preoxygenation in healthy volunteers: A graph of oxygen 'washin' using end-tidal oxygraphy

C. B. Berry, P. S. Myles

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End-tidal oxygen fractions (FE'(O2)) have been measured in 40 healthy volunteers breathing 100% oxygen. On the assumption that FE'(O2) is a good measure of alveolar oxygen, we have drawn a graph of oxygen washin vs time. Clinical applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaesthetic techniques
  • Inspired concentration
  • Oxygen
  • Preoxygenation
  • Uptake

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