Publication Year: 2009
Authors/Editor: Allman, Keith; McIndoe, Andrew; Wilson, Iain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered during, and immediately following, anaesthesia.
Emergencies in Anaesthesia covers the major specialties including cardiovascular medicine, respiratory medicine, obstetrics, and paediatrics, and each section begins with a clear table listing presentation, diagnosis, exclusions, immediate action, and follow up action. These subsections are then expanded upon in bullet format. Additional sections cover practical procedures such as how to insert a chest drain and how to administer inhaled drugs under anaesthesia, plus a concise drug formulary.L L The book provides consultant and trainee anesthetists, operating department personnel and anaesthetic nurses with a useful source of information and guidance that can be carried in the pocket, handbag, or briefcase.
* Presents invaluable advice gained from the personal experience of the senior author team
* Uses a series of four icons to distinguish clearly the degree of urgency in which the emergency must be treated
* Every topic starts on a new page to aid ease of use
* Places an emphasis on establishing the diagnosis while maintaining a high index of suspicion