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Anaesthesia at a Glance
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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

About the Author

Julian Stone is Consultant Anaesthetist, GreatWestern Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, and Senior ClinicalLecturer, University of Bristol William Fawcett is Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal SurreyCounty Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Senior Fellow,Postgraduate Medical School, University ofSurrey, Guildford

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Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need athorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glancepresents all the vital clinical information you need. (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 23 August2014)

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