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How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees, 3rd Edition

How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees, 3rd Edition

Neville Robinson, George M. Hall

ISBN: 978-0-470-75795-6

Jan 2008, BMJ Books

216 pages

Select type: O-Book


How to Survive in Anaesthesia, third edition, continues to provide an essential, step-by-step guide for new trainees to practical procedures in anaesthesia.

  • Written in a light-hearted style by authors with 60 years of anaesthetic experience between them
  • Includes two new chapters on anaesthetic mishaps and the recognition and management of the sick patient
  • Resuscitation guidelines, intubation procedures and aspects of laryngeal mask design have also been updated
  • Clear text, interspersed with bullet-point boxes highlighting the procedures, makes it quick and easy to follow
  • Also popular with ODPs (Operation Department Practitioners).
Part I Nuts and bolts.

1. Evaluation of the airway.

2. Control of the airway.

3. Tracheal intubation.

4. Failed intubation drill.

5. Vascular access.

6. Intravenous fluids.

7. The anaesthetic machine.

8. Anaesthetic breathing systems.

9. Ventilators and other equipment.

10. Monitoring in anaesthesia.

Part II Crises and complications.

11. Cardiac arrest.

12. Haemorrhage and blood transfusion.

13. Anaphylactic reactions.

14. Malignant hyperthermia.

15. Stridor – upper airway obstruction.

16. Pneumothorax.

17. Common intraoperative problems.

18. Postoperative problems.

19. Anaesthetic mishaps.

Part III Passing the gas.

20. Preoperative evaluation.

21. Recognition and management of the sick patient.

22. Principles of emergency anaesthesia.

23. Regional anaesthesia.

24. Anaesthesia for gynaecological surgery.

25. Anaesthesia for urological surgery.

26. Anaesthesia for abdominal surgery.

27. Anaesthesia for dental and ENT surgery.

28. Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery.

29. Anaesthesia for day case surgery.

30. Management of the patient in the recovery area.

31. Postoperative analgesia.

32. Management of head injuries.

33. Anaesthesia in the corridor.

34. Anaesthetic aphorisms

"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
This handy sized book fills the gap between theoretical and practical skills

  • Ideal for newly qualified anaesthetists, with revised up-to-date text
  • Two new chapters reflect the increased awareness about patient safety and the potential for error
  • Quick and easy to follow on a busy ward, including bullet point boxes highlighting the procedures
  • The redesign of this book sees a smaller format and a clearer typography and layout