Clinical Signs During Inhalational Induction

This micro skills course will describe the classical stages of anaesthesia as seen in un-premedicated patients breathing ether as the sole anaesthetic agent. The importance of recognizing these stages as a leap forward for patient safety will be illustrated in its historical context. The relevance of ether anaesthesia to modern inhalational anaesthesia will be described. An emphasis is made on the continuing need for close patient observation, even in this present age of automated monitoring.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe Guedel€™s Stages of Anaesthesia
  2. Explain the role of clinical observation in the safe delivery of anaesthesia
  3. List the features of €˜light€™ anaesthesia
  4. List the features of anaesthetic overdose
  5. Discuss factors which affect the speed of inhalation induction

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.