How to Survive in Anaesthesia / Edition 3

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Anaesthesia can be daunting for the novice. How to Survive in Anaesthesia is a pocket-sized book written by three authors with over 90 years of experience in the specialty. It covers basic aspects of airway and fluid management, anaesthetic equipment, common emergencies and a step-by-step guide to anaesthesia for the surgical specialties. It is always practical, ever contemporary and frequently amusing. The safe and practical advice given in this book will help novices not only survive their first few months in anaesthesia but also enjoy them.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book maintains its previously high standards by presenting basic information in a very readable manner...[it] should be recommended to those embarking on a career in anaesthesia. It would also prove useful to medical students and operating department practitioners."
Anaesthesia 62:2, February 2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405146456
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

List of boxes, ix

List of figures, xiii

List of tables, xiv

Preface to the fourth edition, xv

Preface to the third edition, xvi

Preface to the second edition, xvii

Preface to the first edition, xviii

Let’s start at the very beginning . . . , xix

Part I: Nuts and bolts, 1

Chapter 1: Evaluation of the airway, 3

Chapter 2: Control of the airway, 9

Chapter 3: Tracheal intubation, 15

Chapter 4: Failed intubation drill, 21

Chapter 5: Vascular access, 25

Chapter 6: Intravenous fluids, 29

Chapter 7: The anaesthetic machine, 33

Chapter 8: Anaesthetic breathing systems, 41

Chapter 9: Ventilators and other equipment, 47

Chapter 10: Monitoring in anaesthesia, 51

Part II: Crises and complications, 57

Chapter 11: Cardiac arrest, 59

Chapter 12: Haemorrhage and blood transfusion, 69

Chapter 13: Anaphylactic reactions, 77

Chapter 14: Malignant hyperthermia, 81

Chapter 15: Local anaesthetic toxicity, 87

Chapter 16: Stridor – upper airway obstruction, 93

Chapter 17: Pneumothorax, 99

Chapter 18: Common intraoperative problems, 103

Chapter 19: Postoperative problems, 111

Chapter 20: Anaesthetic mishaps, 121

Part III: Passing the gas, 125

Chapter 21: Preoperative evaluation, 127

Chapter 22: Recognition and management of the sick patient, 133

Chapter 23: Principles of emergency anaesthesia, 137

Chapter 24: Epidural and spinal anaesthesia, 145

Chapter 25: Anaesthesia for gynaecological surgery, 153

Chapter 26: Anaesthesia for urological surgery, 161

Chapter 27: Anaesthesia for abdominal surgery, 169

Chapter 28: Anaesthesia for dental and ENT surgery, 175

Chapter 29: Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, 183

Chapter 30: Anaesthesia for day case surgery, 191

Chapter 31: Management of the patient in the recovery area, 195

Chapter 32: Postoperative analgesia, 201

Chapter 33: Management of head injuries, 207

Chapter 34: Anaesthesia in the corridor, 211

Chapter 35: Anaesthetic aphorisms, 217

And finally. . ., 221

Index, 223

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