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P 8, 1954 H. o. KIMMEL ANESTHETIG TABLE ATTACHMENT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 28, 1952 Helen 0. KimmeI INVENTOR. By Quad? Mp0; Em
P 8, 1954 H. o. KIM MEL 2,690,366
ANESTHETIC TABLE ATTACHMENT Filed Jan. 28, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Helen 0. Kimmel INVENTOR.
Patented Sept. 28, 1954 ITED STATES ATENT OFFICE 1 Claim. 1
This invention relates in general to an anesthetic table, and more particularly to an anesthetic table for supporting a device for administering anesthetics.
The primary object of this invention is to provide an improved anesthetic table which may be moved closely adjacent the arm of a person receiving an intravenous anesthesia.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved anesthetic table which has a wheeled base, a cabinet portion adjustably mounted on said base, and a sectional standard carried by said cabinet portion whereby elements of a device for administering an anesthetic may be partially supported by said standard and partially supported by said cabinet portion.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved anesthetic table having a table top and a tray top, said tray top being vertically adjustable with respect to said table top whereby a device for administering an anesthetic may be supported on said tray top at any desired height.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved anesthetic table having drawers therein for storing anesthetic equipment, and a shelf at one end thereof for receiving an emesis basin.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved anesthetic table which is bottomless and is supported from a base by a plurality of diagonal braces.
A further object of this invention is to provide an improved device for administering anesthetics, said device including means for introducing an anesthesia into a tube supplying an intravenous solution.
A still further object of this invention is to provide an improved device for administering anesthetics, said device including a syringe connected to a section of tubing supplying an intravenous solution, said syringe being connected to a flask containing an anesthesia solution, whereby said syringe may alternately draw anesthesia from said flask and then inject same into said tubing having an intravenous solution flowing therethrough.
A still further object of this invention is to provide an improved device for administering an intravenous anesthesia, said device including an intravenous solution bottle, an anesthesia solution flask, a syringe, and tubing connecting said bottle, flask, and said syringe, said tubing being disposable.
With these objects definitely in view, this invention resides in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of elements and portions as will be hereinafter described in detail in the specification, particularly pointed out in the appended claim, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings which form a ma terial part of this application, and in which:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of the improved anesthetic table having mounted thereon the improved device for administering anesthetics, said anesthetic table being illustrated closely adjacent an arm board, shown in dotted lines, on which rests the arm of a patient receiving an intravenous anesthesia;
Figure 2 is an enlarged partial and elevational view of the anesthetic table of Figure 1, the de vice for administering anesthetics being omitted, parts of the table being broken away and shown in section in order to clearly illustrate the internal construction thereof, and the tray top being illustrated in a vertically adjusted position by dotted lines;
Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse sectional horizontal view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 3-3 of Figure 2, and showing the manner in which the cabinet portion of the anesthetic table is supported from its supporting means;
Figure 4 is a partial perspective view showing the manner in which the tray top is adjustably secured to the standard, the tray top being shown in dotted lines in order to clearly illustrate its supporting basing;
Figure 5 is a partial perspective view of the rear of the anesthetic table of Figure l and show ing the relationship of the standard with respect to the cabinet portion, said cabinet portion having a pair of spaced drawers in the rear side thereof.
Similar characters of reference designate similar or identical elements and portions throughout the specification, and throughout the different views of the drawings.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the invention includes an anesthetic table referred to in general by the reference numeral IE! and a device for administering anesthetics, referred to in general by the reference numeral H2.
The anesthetic table It includes a base it having a plurality of vertically extending legs 18. The free ends of the legs 56 are provided with swivel castors or wheels 58. Rigidly carried by the base I 4 is a vertical support 23 of tubular construction.
Referring now to Figure 2 in detail, it will be seen that telescopically received within the vertical support 20 is an elongated support member 22 having a head portion 24 on its upper end.
The vertical support 20 is provided with an adjusting and locking screw 25 adjacent its upper end for engaging the support member 22 and locking it in an adjusted position with respect to the vertical support 20.
The anesthetic table II! includes a cabinet portion, generally referred to by the reference numeral 2B. The cabinet portion 26 includes a front wall 28, a rear wall 39 in spaced parallel relation to the front wall 28, a first end wall 32 and a second end wall 34.
The cabinet portion 26 includes a flat bottom 36 secured to the side and end walls and also offset from the lower edges thereof. The cabinet portion 26 is also provided with a flat table top 38 secured to the side and end walls and spaced below the upper edges, thereof.
As is best illustrated in Figure 1, the side walls 26 and 39 extend outwardly beyond the end wall 34 and have a shelf 40 extending therebetween and secured thereto adjacent their lower edges. The shelf 49 is primarily intended to be used for the storage of a handy emesis basin. Often a patient is brought into surgery with a stomach tube in place that the doctor must open during the operation. The end of the tube may be placed in the emesis basin on the shelf 46 away from the sterile field on the anesthetic table Iii. Although it is not clearly illustrated, the table top 38 extends partially over the shelf 49 and is secured to a frame member 42 extending between and secured to the sides 28 and 35 adjacent their upper edges.
As is best illustrated in Figures 2 and 3, the cabinet portion 25 is supported from the support member 22 by a plurality of diagonal braces i l secured at one end to the head portion 26 by rivets 46 and at the other end to the lower side of the bottom 36 by fasteners 48. Also secured to the head portion 24 is an arm 59 secured thereto by a centrally located bolt 52. The arm 50 is integral with the lower end of a Vertical standard 54 of tubular construction which extends outwardly alongside the rear wall 30 of the cabinet portion 26 and therebeyond. Referring now to Figure l in particular, it will be seen that slidably mounted within the tubular standard 54 is an extension 56 having support means 58 at its upper end. The standard 54 is provided with a collar 50 at its upper end, said collar 6!] being provided with a locking screw 62 for locking the extension 55 in adjustedposition with relation to the standard 54.
Normally seated within the recess formed by the depression of the table top 38 is a tray top I54. Underlying the tray top 64 and extending transversely thereof is a supporting bar 66 having upturned ends. Carried at one end of said supporting bar 56 is a sleeve portion 63 slidably mounted on the standard 54. The sleeve portion 68 is provided with a locking screw It for locking the sleeve in vertically adjusted position with relation to the standard 54. As is best illustrated in Figure 2, the tray top 64 may be adjusted vertically with respect to the table top 38. The tray top 64 is additionally supported by a longitudinally extending supporting bar I2 which is secured to the underside of the transversely extending supporting bar 66.
Referring now to Figure in particular, it will be seen that the cabinet portion 26 is provided with a pair of drawers I4 which extend outwardly through the rear wall 30 and are provided with knobs 16 for opening and closing same.
Referring now to Figure 1 in particular, it will be seen that the device I2, for administering anesthetics includes a conventional intravenous solution bottle I8 hung from the supporting means 58 by a hook 80. Mounted on the bottle I8 is a disposable cap 82 to which is attached a section of disposable tubing 84. The free end of the disposable tubing 84 is connected to one branch of a Y-connector 86.
Supported by the tray top 64 is a flask containing an anesthesia solution, said flask being referred to in general by the reference numeral 88. It will be noted that the flask 88 has indicia thereon in the form of a first scale marked in cc. for indicating the amount of anesthesia within said flask. The indicia also includes a percent solution scale on the other side of the flask. Carried by the flask 88 is a plastic curved tube 90 and a disposable plastic cap 92 secured to said tube 90. Also resting on the tray top 64 is a three-way valve 94 which has one branch thereof connected to the plastic tube 96 by a section of disposable tubing 96. A second branch of the three-way valve 94 is connected to the Y-connector 86 by another section of disposable tubing 93. Secured to the third branch of the three-way valve 94 is a conventional syringe I00 which is preferably of a twenty or thirty cc. capacity. Secured to the third branch of the Y-connector 36 is a fourth section of disposable tubing I02 which is secured at its other end to a glass adapter I04 which is in turn connected to an injection needle Hi6.
As is best illustrated in Figure l, the anesthetic table II) is positioned closely adjacent an arm board I08 on which rests the arm of a patient receiving an intravenous anesthesia. In the gen eral procedure of administering the anesthetic to the patient, the bottle 18 is filled with anintravenous solution and the flask 88 is normally filled with a solution of a pentothal anesthesia. The three-way valve 94 is turned so that the flask 88 is communicated with the syringe I00 and the syringe is filled by pulling backwardly on the plunger IIEI. If the syringe I00 has been fllled with the desired amount ofanesthesia, the threeway valve 94 is inturned communicating the syringe I00 with the Y-connector 85. The plunger III) is then moved inwardly and the pentothal anesthesia is inserted into the tubing I92 along with the intravenous solution flowing from the bottle 18. It will be understood that the supply of intravenous solution will be cut off by a clamp III on the tubing 84 during the administration of the anesthesia.
While the disposable tubing is generally re quired, if permitted, the sections of tubing 84, 96, 98 and H12 may be in the form of intravenous tubing. The complete set of the elements which form the device I2 are then sterilized and set-up on the anesthetic table I6. After the set-up has been used with one patient, the table may be then wheeled to another operating room and the tube I02, the glass adapter I04 and the needle I06 replaced by other sterilized similar elements. In this manner the same set-up may be utilized a number of times by changing only the elements I02, I64 and I06.
However, if it is required that disposable tubing be utilized, it is necessary to only sterilize the syringe, the metal three-way valve and the anesthesia flask. When disposable tubing is utilized, a small filter (not shown) is disposed Within the end of the tubing I02 adjacent the glass adapter I04.
The drawers 14 in the rear side 30 of the anesthetic table are utilized to store elements required in connection with the administering of anesthetics to a patient. In one drawer 14 there may be stored endotracheal tubes and airways. The other drawer !4 may be utilized for storing of ampules of pentothal, curare and emergency drugs.
In View of the foregoing, it is believed that the operation of the table and the device for administering anesthetics will be readily understood and further description is unnecessary. Minor modification of the table and device, varying in minor details from the embodiment illustrated and described herein may be resorted to without departure from the spirit and scope of this invention, as defined in the appended claim.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
An anesthetic table for supporting both anesthethic equipment and a patients arm, comprising a support, a table top mounted on said support for vertical adjustment, an adjustable standard mounted on said table top for movement therewith and extending upwardly therefrom providing means for supporting an intravenous solution bottle at a desired elevation above said table top, and a tray mounted on said standard for vertical adjustment disposed in overlying relation to said table top, said table top and said tray being selectively adapted to support portions of a device for administering anesthetics and a patients arm.
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