Now on its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia provides authoritative, concise guidance on all aspects of anaesthesia. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and clinically-focused, it is indispensable for both anaesthetic trainees and experienced practitioners.
Building on the award-winning success of previous editions, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia is as relevant and important as ever. Fully revised with the latest guidelines, drugs, and procedures, this book ensures readers have the most up-to-date knowledge easily to hand. The fourth edition includes new content on obesity surgery, colloids vs crystalloids, and enhanced recovery, as well as intraoperative fluid management, new anticoagulants, BIS updates, pulse contour analysis, and
Wherever you are on your career path in anaesthesia, this handbook is your essential companion.
Dr Keith Allman is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Iain H Wilson, MB ChB, FRCA, is a consultant anesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Anesthetists in Great Britain and Ireland and a trustee of Lifebox, a not-for-profit organization providing pulse oximeters to operating rooms, aiming at improving the safety and quality of surgical care in low-resource countries. Dr. Wilson has worked as a lecturer in Anesthesia at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and contributed to the development of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. Dr Aidan O'Donnell has been the Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand for a number of years. He completed his training in the South East of Scotland and moved to New Zealand in 2010 with his family. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. His first book, Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction, was published in 2012. He is married with two children.
1. General considerations ; 2. Consent and anaesthetic risk ; 3. Cardiovascular disease ; 4. Perioperative arrhythmias ; 5. Respiratory disease ; 6. Renal disease ; 7. Hepatic disease ; 8. Endocrine and metabolic disease ; 9. Bone, joint, and connective tissue disorders ; 10. Haematology: drugs tests and disorders ; 11. Neurological and muscular disorders ; 12. Psychiatric disorders and drugs ; 13. Uncommon conditions ; 14. Cardiac surgery ; 15. Thoracic surgery ; 16. Neurosurgery ; 17. Vascular surgery ; 18. Orthopaedic surgery ; 19. Plastic surgery ; 20. General surgery ; 21. Anaesthesia for Obesity ; 212. Liver transplantation and resection ; 23. Urological surgery ; 24. Urological surgery ; 25. Gynaecological surgery ; 26. Ear, nose, and throat surgery ; 27. Maxillofacial and dental surgery ; 28. Ophthalmic surgery ; 29. Day surgery ; 30. Laser surgery ; 31. Anaesthesia for CT, MRI, and Interventional Radiology ; 32. Anaesthesia for the elderly ; 33. Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia ; 34. Paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia ; 35. The critically ill patient ; 36. Anaesthetic emergencies ; 37. Airway assessment and management ; 38. Practical anaesthesia ; 39. Blood products and fluid therapy ; 40. Acute pain ; 41. Postoperative nausea and vomiting ; 42. Regional anaesthesia ; 43. Drug formulary ; 44. Anaesthesia data