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 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 evolvingspecialty.

The next change in this edition is a reorganization of the way anaesthesia is presented. Firstly, information on equipment, monitoringand 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


Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia 4th Edition PDF