Publication Year: 2011
Authors/Editor: Euliano, T.Y.; Gravenstein, J.S.; Gravenstein, N.; Gravenstein, D.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 87
A concise, accessible introduction to anesthetic practice for medical students, junior doctors, and all operating theatre and critical care staff
Now in its second edition, this book provides a thorough overview of the science and practice of anesthesia. Part I describes the evaluation of the patient, the different approaches to anesthesia, and the post-operative care of the patient in pain. Part II introduces the essentials of physiology and pharmacology and their role in understanding the principles of anesthesia. The final part presents a step-by-step description of 14 clinical cases. These clinical vignettes give a very real introduction to the practicalities of anesthesia and will give the non-anesthetist physician an idea of how to prepare a patient for a surgical procedure. All chapters have been expanded and updated and an entirely new chapter on safety in healthcare has been added.