Obstetric Anaesthesia

1st Edition

Anaesthesia in a Nutshell


  • David Vaughan
  • P. Neville Robinson
    • Print ISBN 9780750650083


    Obstetric anaesthesia is a challenging subspecialty. For trainees it is initially difficult to cope with the stresses and complexities of this branch of anaesthesia. This practical text has been written to assist trainees in the safe management of the different problems that they will be presented with whilst working on the delivery suite. As well as a thorough grounding in all aspects of anaesthesia in pregnancy, it offers drug and dosing guidelines and practical tips on the management of common problems.

    It covers the relevant aspects of obstetric anaesthesia that will be asked about in the examination for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

    Key topics include: labour and the fetus; drugs, the placenta and the fetus; antenatal anaesthetic considerations; analgesia for labour; anaesthesia for caesarean section; general anaesthesia; the third stage of labour; haemorrhage and other emergencies; pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; intercurrent disease; maternal and perinatal audit; maternal and neonatal resuscitation; anaesthesia for surgery during pregnancy.

    Series Editors:

    George Hall, MB BS PhD FIBiol FRCA, Chairman and Professor of Anaesthesia, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    P Neville Robinson, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex, UK

    Other Titles in the Series:

    Neurosurgical Anaesthesia by George Hall and Judith Dinsmore
    Paediatric Anaesthesia by Ann Black and Angus McEwan
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia by John Gothard, Andrea Kelleher and Elizabeth Haxby
    Trauma and Orthopaedic Anaesthesia by Geraldine Edge and Mary Fennelly

    Table of Contents

    Applied obstetric physiology; Labour and the fetus; The placenta and drug transfer; Assessment of patients; Labour analgesia; Vaginal delivery; Caesarean section - regional anaesthesia; General anaesthesia; Retained placenta; Haemorrhage; Pre-eclampsia; Diseases encountered in pregnancy; Triennial mortality report; Maternal and neonatal resuscitation; Anaesthesia for incidental surgery


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    © 2002
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