Educational Links

The Virtual Anesthesia Machine (VAM) is a free, interactive, Web-based program that displays a real-time animation of gas flows in a "generic" anesthesia machine. The author, Dr. Sem Lampotang, is on the faculty of the University of Florida and is an STA member. This program won an award at the STA 2000 meeting for Best Abstract in the category of Application of Technology to Education.

Capnography, the award winning educational web site on the technology and clinical application, has animated graphics demonstrating the function of Mapleson breathing circuits. The author, Dr. Bhavani Shankar Kodali, is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The mobilePDR is a free version of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) for your handheld device that provides up-to-date FDA approved drug labeling at the point of care, product information by brand or generic name, the latest FDA announcements and drug launches, ability to check interactions between two or more drugs, and access the PDR's own concise drug monographs.

ePocrates is an award winning, free drug reference database for Palm OS devices.

View the Table of Contents for the current issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia's Technology, Computing and Simulation section.

Societies and Organizations

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official journal of the STA
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
European Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

International Anesthesia Research Society
, an affiliate society of the STA

Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia 
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM)