This pocket-sized book is an essential companion for all anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, intensive care nurses or any other healthcare professional working in the perioperative or intensive care environment. It provides a readily available source of information and guidance, mostly in the form of easy-to-follow tables, line drawings and flow diagrams, on many aspects of anaesthesia and intensive care, including normal values for common biochemical and haematological tests (and their interpretation), resuscitation protocols, equipment checklists, paediatric information and dosage differences, ventilation, sedation and analgesia and classification systems such as the APACHE II and Glasgow Coma Scales.
Preface to second edition; Preface to third edition; Common abbreviations; Useful telephone numbers; 1. Normal values; 2. Resuscitation; 3. Anaesthetic information; 4. Paediatric anaesthetic information; 5. Intensive care information and data; 6. Classification systems; 7. National bodies in anaesthesia and specialist societies; 8. Bibliography.