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Image:  Boyle apparatus courtesy of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Breath is the body’s life force. When you undergo a general anaesthetic, an anaesthetic machine ventilator is often used to take over your breathing. If you stop breathing under non-anaesthesia circumstances, you need to be resuscitated.

This illustrated talk, with historic film footage, will explore the history of resuscitation and the related equipment.  Some of this equipment – such as a 2-cylinder “lungmotor” and mobile respirators – is on display in the Harry Daly Museum, which participants will be able to explore.

This talk will help you understand the role of anaesthetists in bringing you back to life when you stop breathing.

When:        Thursday 6 September, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Where:       lvl 7, 121 Walker Street, North Sydney
Cost:          Free. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Bookings:  RSVP by 31 Aug to or 02 8556 9708/ 0421 632 668
Hosted by: Australian Society of Anaesthetists