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How to Survive in Anaesthesia


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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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Neville Robinson MBCh, FRCA, Department of Anaesthesia,Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals, Harrow, London, UK George Hall MBBS, PhD DSc, FRCA, Department ofAnaesthesia, St George's, University of London, London, UK William Fawcett MB, BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Department ofAnaesthesia, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey,UK

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