How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 21, 2012 - Medical - 224 pages
Anaesthesia can be daunting for the novice - not least because they often begin working singlehandedly within a few weeks. How to Survive in Anaesthesia is a pocket sized book written by 3 authors who have nearly 90 years experience of anaesthesia between them. It covers basic aspects of airway and fluid management and equipment, followed by common emergencies. Finally it tackles all the common surgical specialties step by step. It is always practical, ever contemporary, frequently amusing. It provides safe and practical advice to not only help novices survive those first few months - but to enjoy them too.

How to Survive in Anaesthesia was written to answer the questions that newly qualified anaesthetists need answers to but may be too embarrassed to ask. Through three editions its popularity has gathered momentum across the globe. Now the fourth edition has been revised and updated, responding to changes in practice and new requirements. New features for this edition include:

  • A new introduction on the theatre environment
  • A new chapter on local anaesthetic toxicity
  • The latest guidelines on intravenous fluids
  • Updated information on airway procedures and equipment

Written in an easy, humorous style by leading anaesthetists who have over 90 years’ experience between them, this book is the junior anaesthetist’s gateway to sound authoritative advice on how to perform anaesthetics in real life. It will inspire confidence in any new doctor starting in the specialty.

 

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Contents

grades 14
1
List of boxes
3
Control of the airway
9
Vascular access
25
Anaesthetic breathing systems
41
direction offresh gas flow FGF
44
Crises and complications
57
Anaphylactic reactions
77
Recognition and management of the sick patient
133
Principles of emergency anaesthesia
137
Epidural and spinal anaesthesia
145
Anaesthesia for gynaecological surgery
153
Anaesthesia for urological surgery
161
Anaesthesia for abdominal surgery
169
Anaesthesia for dental and ENT surgery
175
Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery
183

Malignant hyperthermia
81
Local anaesthetic toxicity
87
Stridor upper airway obstruction
93
Pneumothorax
99
Common intraoperative problems
103
Postoperative problems
111
Anaesthetic mishaps
121
Passing the gas
125
Preoperative evaluation
127
Anaesthesia for day case surgery
191
Management of the patient in the recovery area
195
Postoperative analgesia
201
Management of head injuries
207
Anaesthesia in the corridor
211
Anaesthetic aphorisms
217
And finally
221
Index
223
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About the author (2012)

Neville Robinson MBCh, FRCA, Department of Anaesthesia, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals, Harrow, London, UK

George Hall MBBS, PhD DSc, FRCA, Department of Anaesthesia, St George's, University of London, London, UK

William Fawcett MB, BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, UK

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