Fundamentals of Perioperative Management

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This new title provides a concise, one-stop reference for anaesthetic trainees, surgical trainees and medical undergraduates, on the key topics in modern perioperative patient management, including detailed coverage of the essential physiological and pharmacological principles underlying basic perioperative skills. Essential topics such as antibiotics, fluid balance, DVT prophylaxis, pain management, drug pharmacology and respiratory failure, to name but a few, are all covered in detail, and in each case their effect on perioperative management is emphasised. —————————————————————————————— —————————— Key features -Up-to-date and relevant to modern clinical practice

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Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book brings together the basic principles relating to perioperative management including essential physiology and pharmacologic principles.
Purpose: The purpose is to function as a core textbook that combines basic science and clinically based knowledge to allow the reader to develop skills, attitudes, and awareness of problems in general surgery.
Audience: This book is intended for recent medical graduates and medical students.
Features: The 21 chapters cover legal issues, pharmacology, preoperative assessment, perioperative systems, problems and specific topics such as GI, cardiac, blood, central nervous system, lung, pain management, nutrition, sepsis, and statistics as applied to medicine. Each chapter begins with aims for the discussion and objectives for the reader to accomplish. There is an introduction section followed by more detailed information. Diagrams are scattered throughout the book. Both the clinical and basic science information necessary to manage a patient is presented.
Assessment: This book is a very good marriage between the basic science and preoperative care written at the third year medical student level. It is very readable and the diagrams are helpful and very pointed. It gives a good introduction into the fields discussed and it adds some areas that are not always covered in traditional text, such as legal and preoperative evaluation. I particularly like the chapter on pain management, which weaves the basic science and clinical care together well. This is an excellent book and would work well for a third year clerkship in surgery.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841101354
  • Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Accidents and complications of anaesthesia and surgery; 3. Principles of pharmacology, autonomic physiology and circulatory control relevant to the perioperative period; 4. Principles of preoperative assessment, optimisation and management; 5. The process of the perioperative period: the patient's viewpoint and legal aspects of the perioperative period; 6. Perioperative fluid therapy; 7. Transfusion medicine in perioperative care; 8. Practical procedures and arterial blood-gas analysis in perioperative care; 9. Cardiorespiratory and temperature monitoring in the perioperative period; 10. Acute pain relief and local anaesthetic techniques; 11. Surgical infections and their management; 12. The role of ICU/HDU in the mangement of high-risk surgical patients; 13. Sepsis, trauma and the acute phase response; 14. Principles of nutrition in perioperative medicine; 15. Myocardial ischaemia, acute circulatory failure, life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 16. Oxygen and oxygen toxicity; 17. Acute respiratory failure; 18. Gastrointestinal failure; 19. Central nervous system; 20. Miscellaneous topics; 21. Basic statistical concepts and their application in perioperative care.

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