Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia: A case-based approach with expert commentary

Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia: A case-based approach with expert commentary

by Phoebe Syme, Robert Jackson, Timothy Cook
     
 

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Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-world clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia selects specific challenging cases that are encountered in everyday clinical practice but do not have simple answers. A case-based guide to challenging areas in anaesthesia and pain management, this book covers the major

Overview

Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-world clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia selects specific challenging cases that are encountered in everyday clinical practice but do not have simple answers. A case-based guide to challenging areas in anaesthesia and pain management, this book covers the major sub-specialty areas in both fields. Complex cases are comprehensively examined from a multidisciplinary approach with detailed consideration given to management options and the contemporary evidence base behind these decisions.

An effective revision aid and a reference during workplace-based assessments, Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia highlights critical information through the use of boxed features: 'Learning points', 'Clinical tips', 'Evidence-base'. Each chapter has been reviewed by a national or international expert in the field and they have provided an 'Expert commentary', giving a unique insight into how today's opinion leaders confront and deal with the very same management conundrums that all clinicians can potentially face day in, day out.

Mapped to the Royal College of Anaesthetists' matrix for CME and the FRCA syllabus, this book is ideal for continuing medical education and revalidation as well as for trainees preparing for examinations.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: Part of the Challenging Concepts series, which consists of case-based discussions and expert commentary on the management of problems in different fields of medicine, this book focuses on topics in anesthesia with 18 cases.
Purpose: The purpose is beautifully explained in the foreword: to make learning interactive and real, something every trainer looks for but rarely gets.
Audience: The audience includes anesthesia trainees at any level as well as practicing anesthesiologists, regardless of their experience. The book has a number of experienced authors and is well edited to preserve the essence.
Features: Each of the nine chapters covers a different aspect of anesthetic management: airway management, preoperative assessment, laparoscopic procedures, obstetrical care, acute pain management, pediatric care, and care of trauma patients and cardiac patients. The two cases in each chapter focus on different issues. Each chapter opens with a case presentation, then discusses the management of different aspects of the case as they evolve. Cases are taken to their logical conclusion — when patients are out of the woods. The case description is filled with learning points and expert commentary, which reviews the literature and explains the thought process behind the decision making. The experts weigh in with parting remarks about their experience at the end. Each case concludes with a brief discussion of the issue and a list of references. The book is confined to common topics, and presents clinical discussions of problems encountered on daily basis.
Assessment: This is an excellent book with excellent coverage. The expert opinions provide great insight into the management of clinical situations that many anesthesiologists are left to learn on their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199686278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/27/2014
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Phoebe Syme, Anaesthetic Registrar, University Hospitals Bristol, UK,Robert Jackson, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK,Timothy Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

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