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Anaesthesia at a Glance

February 2014, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title that provides a concise and visually-orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinical undergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctors undertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broad view of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the reader through preparation, management and the pharmacology behind anaesthetic medicine.

Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containing interactive multiple-choice questions and answers together with a selection of interactive cases – perfect for study and revision.

Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.

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Table of Contents

Preface 4

How to use your textbook 5

About the companion website 8

Abbreviations 9

1 History of anaesthesia 10

2 Monitoring 12

3 Equipment 14

4 Airway devices 16

5 Fluid management 18

6 Preoperative preparation of the patient for surgery 21

7 Temperature regulation 24

8 The perioperative patient journey 26

9 General anaesthesia – inhalational anaesthetics 28

10 General anaesthesia – intravenous anaesthetics 30

11 Local anaesthetics 32

12 Neuromuscular blocking drugs 34

13 Acute pain 36

14 Postoperative nausea and vomiting 38

15 Chronic pain 40

16 The airway 42

17 Emergency anaesthesia 44

18 Obstetric anaesthesia 46

19 Ophthalmic anaesthesia 48

20 Paediatric anaesthesia 50

21 Cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia 52

22 Regional anaesthesia 54

23 Anaesthetic emergencies in the operating theatre 56

24 Anaesthetic emergencies in the wider hospital 59

25 Trauma 62

26 Orthopaedic anaesthesia 64

27 Anaesthesia and obesity 67

28 Anaesthesia and old age 70

29 Anaesthesia and diabetes 72

30 Anaesthesia for vascular surgery 74

31 Anaesthesia for ENT and maxillofacial surgery 76

32 Awareness 78

33 Anaesthesia for ECT, dental surgery and special needs 80

34 Postoperative management 82

35 Anaesthesia away from the hospital setting 84

Index 86

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Author Information

Julian Stone is Consultant Anaesthetist, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol

William Fawcett is Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Senior Fellow, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Surrey, Guildford
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“Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.”  (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 23 August 2014)

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Related Websites

Anaesthesia at a Glance Companion website features over 40 interactive MCQs and answers, and 15 interactive cases.
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Purchase Options
Anaesthesia at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-76533-3
88 pages
November 2013
$39.99   BUY

Anaesthesia at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-4051-8756-5
88 pages
February 2014
$48.95   BUY

Wiley E-Text   
Anaesthesia at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-76532-6
88 pages
January 2014
$48.95   BUY

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