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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 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.

Author Biography

Dr Julian Stone is a consultant anaesthetist at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Table of Contents

Equipment and monitoring.1. History of Anaesthesia.2. Equipment I.3. Equipment II.4. Airway devices.5. Physics.6. Fluid management.7. Preoperative preparation of patient for surgery.8. Temperature regulation.Drugs.9. General Anaesthesia - the patient journey.10. General Anaesthesia - inhalational anaesthetics.11. General Anaesthesia - intravenous anaesthetics.12. Local Anaesthetics.13. Muscle relaxants.14. Acute Pain.15. Postoperative nausea and vomiting.16. Chronic Pain.Clinical Anaesthesia.17. Airway.18. Emergency Anaesthesia.19. Obstetrics Anaesthesia.20. Ophthalmic Anaesthesia.21. Paediatric Anaesthesia.22. Cardiac and Thoracic Anaesthesia.23. Regional Anaesthesia.24. Anaesthetic Emergencies.25. Anaesthetic Emergencies II.26. Trauma and orthopaedics.27. Anaesthesia and obesity.28. Anaesthesia and old age.29. Anaesthesia and the diabetes.30. Anaesthesia for vascular surgery.31. Anaesthesia for ENT/Maxillofacial surgey.32. Awareness.33. Anaesthesia for ECT, dental work and special needs.34. Postoperative management - analgesia, fluids, referral to HDU/ITU, scoring systems for ward patients.35. Field Anaesthesia (ie in the community (RTA etc) and Battle scenarios/triage etc.Glossary of key terms.Self-assessment MCQs and Case Studies.Index

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