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Primary Viva 7 (Physics)

Created: 9/11/2004

You are shown a nerve stimulator.


1. Discuss neuromuscular monitoring (for further reading, access our section on nerve stimulation)
– What is double burst?
– What is train-of-four (TOF)?

2. Can you differentiate between depolarising and non-depolarising agents?

3. What is an amplifier/gain/bandwidth/drift/valve?

4. Discuss the end-tidal CO2 trace with rebreathing.

5. Discuss the Mapleson classification. You may like to access our interactive Mapleson circuit (

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