Anaesthesia in remote locations

Joe Silsby

in Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

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Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199296613
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598892 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Anaesthesia in remote locations

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Joe Silsby

Introduction - When to give an anaesthetic - Know your limits - Local infiltration anaesthesia - Spinal anaesthesia - Ketamine anaesthesia - Sedation - Suggested minimum equipment and drugs for field anaesthesia -

While local anaesthetic infiltration using recommended doses of appropriate drugs is safe, other forms of sedation and anaesthesia described in this section normally demand extensive specialist training. They should only be attempted by untrained personnel in circumstances where life or limb is threatened; for instance, if personnel have been trapped or injured by accident or rock fall.

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine ; Anaesthetics

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