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Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment, 6th Edition


First prize winner, Anesthesia Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

Lavishly illustrated by clear line diagrams and photographs, Ward’s Anaesthetic Equipment is a highly accessible single source to aid understanding of the key principles behind equipment function and design. This sixth edition of the classic reference text on anaesthetic equipment is again extensively revised to reflect the very latest advances.

Ward’s is an invaluable resource for qualified anaesthetists, as well as essential reading for those in training or approaching examinations such as those of the Primary and Final Fellowship in the UK and Ireland. Trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, anaesthetic assistants, operating department practitioners, electronic and biomedical engineers in hospitals and manufacturers’ representatives will also benefit from this most trusted guide.


Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    The physics and technology of ultrasound gains a devoted chapter, as does patient warming. There are enhancements on depth of anaesthesia monitoring, error management and ultrasound imaging in regional anaesthesia. Particular coverage of supraglottic airway devices substantially augments an extended chapter on airway equipment. Updates throughout, including on the anaesthetic workstation, infusion devices and equipment for anaesthesia in difficult locations, ensure Ward’s remains the most comprehensive and current text on anaesthetic equipment.

Key Features

    • Provides a simple and comprehensive explanation of the function of anaesthetic equipment, ensuring its safe use in clinical practice
    • Covers the relevant syllabus required by the FRCA and similar exams taken by trainee anaesthetists
    • Clear line diagrams explain the working principles of each piece of equipment

Published Reviews

    "Long regarded as the authoritative text on the principles of anaesthetic equipment, the latest update of Ward's does not disappoint. The sixth edition has been extensively revised and updated in line with the latest advances in technology and clinical practice...Each chapter is clear and concise and closely integrates key physical principles with ptactical application...The book is competiticely priced and is sure to be an invaluable resource for qualified anaesthetists wanting a refresher, as well as essential reading for those in training or approaching examinations."

    Anaesthesia, Aug 2012

Author Information

    Edited by Andrew J Davey, LRCP & SI, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK and Ali Diba, BM, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK

Customer Reviews

  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 600 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3094-9
  • Copyright: 2012