Churchill's Pocketbook of Anaesthesia

1st Edition


  • Michael Nathanson
  • Ravi Mahajan
    • Print ISBN 9780443070266

    Key Features

    • Concentrates on those procedures actually done by trainees, rather than by more senior staff.
    • Gives didactic guidance on preoperative problems, intra-operative events and emergencies.
    • Attractive two colour page design with bulleted lists and boxes makes the information easily accessible, plastic covers give durability.

    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.


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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the editors

    Michael Nathanson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

    Ravi Mahajan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Honorary Consultant, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK