Churchill's Pocketbook of Anaesthesia

Churchill's Pocketbook of Anaesthesia

By Michael Nathanson, MRCP FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK; and Ravi Mahajan, DM, FRCA, Professor and Honorary Consultant, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK

Section 1 Basic Science. Physiology. Pharmacology. Physics. Equipment. Monitoring.

Section 2 Preoperative Assessment. Preoperative assessment and planning. Pre-existing disease.

Section 3 Conduct of Anaesthesia. Principles of safe anaesthetic practice. Conduct of general anaesthesia. Airway management. Fluid and electrolyte balance. Anaesthesia for the surgical specialties. Anaesthesia for special situations.

Section 4 Regional Anaesthesia. Central neuraxis blockade. Peripheral nerve blockade.

Section 5 Other aspects of anaesthesia. Postoperative care. The intensive care unit. Preparing for a career in anaesthesia. Action plans.