Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition PDF

Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition PDF

Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition PDF


Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition PDF


  1. Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition Book
  2. Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition Book
  3. Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition Ebook


It is now over 15 years since I embarked upon the
first edition of this book, and with each subsequent
edition I have tried to respond to the
demands of the readers and the changes within
the specialty of anaesthesia itself. In recent years
the anaesthetist’s role has expanded dramatically
from simply ‘providing the conditions under
which surgery can be performed safely’ and now
involves contact with the majority of patients
admitted to hospital. This includes playing a
major role in preoperative assessment and postoperative
care, acute and chronic pain management,
as well as the recognition, resuscitation
and management of the critically ill. This edition
sees many changes to reflect this.
The first major change to this edition is the
loss of the chapter giving an overview of critical
care. During my career in anaesthesia I have
been privileged to see this specialty grow from
the efforts of groups of enthusiasts to its recent
formal recognition and the formation of the Faculty
of Intensive Care Medicine within the Royal
College of Anaesthestists. Consequently, I would
encourage students to turn to the many excellent
texts available on this fascinating and evolving

The next change in this edition is a reorganization
of the way anaesthesia is presented.
Firstly, information on equipment, monitoring
and the drugs and fluids you will see anaesthetists
use in their everyday practice. This is
followed by an overview of ‘giving an anaesthetic’,
which describes the processes and procedures
used to ensure the patient’s safety.
Also included is a small chapter covering some
of the specialist branches of anaesthesia that
students may encounter; it has not been possible
to cover every one and I hope those whose
specialties are not included will understand.
Trainees from many specialties now work as
part of the ‘Hospital at Night’ team, and one of
their roles is to respond to requests for help with
acutely ill patients that they may not be familiar
with. Following on from the success of the chapter
in the previous edition on the recognition and
management of the acutely ill patient on the
ward, this has now been expanded into two sections;
the first on recognition and assessment of
these challenging patients, followed by advice on
how initially to manage commonly encountered


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