Churchill's Pocketbook of Anaesthesia


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

A pocketbook of anaesthesia, designed to provide trainees at the beginning of their career in the specialty with an instant, on-the-job reference.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07026-6

Table of Contents

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.