Emergencies in Anaesthesia / Edition 2

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The second edition of this essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered during, and immediately following, anaesthesia. It covers the major specialties including cardiovascular medicine, respiratory medicine, obstetrics, and paediatrics, and each section begins with a clear table listing presentation, diagnosis, exclusions, immediate action, and follow up action. These subsections are then expanded upon in bullet format. Additional sections cover practical procedures such as how to insert a chest drain and how to administer inhaled drugs under anaesthesia, plus a concise drug formulary.L L The book provides consultant and trainee anesthetists, operating department personnel and anaesthetic nurses with a useful source of information and guidance that can be carried in the pocket, handbag, or briefcase.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Zdravka Zafirova, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is an updated, expanded version of a concise guide for anesthetic emergencies first published in 2005.
Purpose: It is intended as a practical, easily accessible guide to the management of all emergency situations in anesthesia. As such, it is a valuable, pocket-sized aid for anesthesia practitioners.
Audience: It will be useful to anesthesia trainees and consultants as well as to other professionals involved in perioperative patient care, including operating room personnel. Anesthesia trainees will find it valuable in their preparation for examinations. The editors have called on the expertise of broad range of authors.
Features: The first part of the book is organized based on the major anesthesia specialties. The second part contains chapters addressing emergencies outside of the operating room, occurring in the recovery room or emergency department, as well as emergency situations related to equipment problems and performance of variety of practical procedures. The chapters are organized in a consistent, bulleted format allowing for fast, easy access to useful information. Each chapter contains a description of the presentation of the emergency and the immediate management concerns followed by further management, risk factors, and other considerations. The most critical information is highlighted in red text boxes. The format inevitably limits the number of illustrations and their quality. Drawings, photos, and ultrasound images enhance the didactic value of the book.
Assessment: The expansion of the topics and advances in this area justify the new edition. All health providers associated with the practice of anesthesia will find this pocket reference easily accessible and valuable in their daily practice and in preparation for examinations.
From the Publisher

"This is a nice introduction to the management of emergency situations encountered by anesthesiologists. It would be good reading for students and residents in anesthesia, and its contents should be hardwired in trainees before they set out to practice on their own."--Doody's

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199560820
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/2/2009
  • Series: Emergencies In Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew McIndoe is Chairman of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Cardiovascular 1
Ch. 2 Respiratory 43
Ch. 3 Airway 67
Ch. 4 Paediatrics 105
Ch. 5 Obstetrics 141
Ch. 6 Neurosurgery 173
Ch. 7 Thoracics 193
Ch. 8 Regional anaesthesia 221
Ch. 9 Metabolic and endocrine 241
Ch. 10 Recovery problems 293
Ch. 11 Miscellaneous problems 325
Ch. 12 Equipment problems 349
Ch. 13 Practical procedures 361
Ch. 14 Additional surgical emergencies 423
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