Understanding Anaesthesia, 4th Edition

Understanding Anaesthesia

4th Edition

By Peter J. Simpson, MD, MB, MRCS, LRCP, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Bristol, UK; and Mansukh T. Popat, MBBS FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK


Anaesthesia - history and introduction; Applied anatomy and physiology in anaesthesia; Haematology and blood transfusion; Intravenous induction agents; Uptake and distribution of volatile and intravenous anaesthetic agents; Gases used in anaesthesia; Anaesthetic gas supply: the anaesthetic machine; Anaesthetic circuits or breathing systems; Vaporisers and inhalers; Volatile anaesthetic agents; Neuromuscular transmission and muscle relaxant drugs; Analgesics and anti-emetics; Autonomic pharmacology; Pre-anaesthetic assessment and premedication; Anaesthesia and intercurrent diseases; Anaesthesia and endocrine disease; Intravenous techniques: central venous pressure; Airway management in anaesthesia; Principles of ventilators; Monitoring during anaesthesia; Complications of anaesthesia: the recovery room; Interpretation of the ECG; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Anaesthesia for emergency surgery and trauma; Anaesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgery; Anaesthesia for eye surgery; Anaesthesia for dental and maxillofacial surgery; Hypotensive anaesthesia; Anaesthesia for plastic, microvascular and burn surgery; Anaesthesia for abdominal and gynaecological surgery; Anaesthesia for day surgery; Anaesthesia for patients with systemic disease - renal, hepatic and ischaemic; Anaesthesia for vascular surgery; Anaesthesia for thoracic surgery; Anaesthesia for open heart surgery; Anaesthesia for neurosurgery and neurology; General anaesthesia in neonates and children; Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia; Local analgesic drugs; Local analgesic blocks; Spinal and epidural analgesia; Postoperative analgesia; Treatment of chronic pain; Principles of intensive care and parenteral nutrition; Humidifiers; Sterilization of anaesthetic equipment; Pollution and electrical safety; Appendix.