Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications
Kamen Valchanov, Stephen T. Webb, Jane Sturgess
Cambridge University Press, Sep 22, 2011 - Medical
Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications dissects the nature of complications and helps anaesthetists and anaesthetic practitioners understand, avoid and manage them efficiently. Leading experts combine the detailed clinical management of common and important anaesthetic and perioperative complications with discussion of the key philosophical, ethical and medico-legal issues that arise with assessing a medical complication. Initial chapters discuss how and why complications occur, the prevention of complications and risk management. The main body of the text reviews the clinical management of airway, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, psychological, endocrine, hepatic, renal and transfusion-related complications, as well as injury during anaesthesia, complications related to regional and obstetric anaesthesia, drug reactions, equipment malfunction and post-operative management of complications. Each chapter contains sample cases of complications and medical errors, giving clinical scenario, outcomes and recommendations for improved management. This is an important practical and clinical text for all anaesthetists and anaesthetic practitioners, both trained and trainees.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
accessed 15 April acute airway obstruction Anaesthetic and Perioperative anaesthetic machine anaesthetist analgesia anaphylaxis arterial assessment associated avoided block caesarean section Cambridge University Press cardiovascular catheter cause claims clinical complaints consent damage devices diagnosis disease dose drugs dysfunction embolism epidural equipment error expert witness failure FiO2 fluid guidelines haematoma haemorrhage healthcare hepatitis hospital hypertension hypotension hypothermia hypoxia incidence increased induction infection intra-operative intravenous ischaemia ischaemic Jane Sturgess Kamen Valchanov laryngoscopy litigation liver local anaesthetic malignant hyperthermia mechanical ventilation monitoring mortality myocardial nerve injury neuraxial neurological obstetric occur oedema oesophageal opioids outcome oxygen pain patient safety Perioperative Complications peripheral pneumothorax postoperative pre-operative prevent procedure pulmonary puncture reactions reduce regional anaesthesia renal reported respiratory result risk factors seizures sepsis spinal anaesthesia spinal cord surgery surgical symptoms syndrome Table temperature therapy tion tracheal intubation tracheal tube transfusion trauma treatment vascular venous volatile anaesthetics