Chapter

Anaesthesia

Judith Collier, Murray Longmore and Keith Amarakone

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Ninth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199591183
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742606 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199591183.003.0009

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Anaesthesia

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Anaesthesia: contents

Pre-operative assessment

The history - The examination - Tests - asa classification (American Society of Anesthesiologists) - Premedication

Equipment and anaesthetic agents

Inhalational agents - Commonly used iv anaesthetic agents - Other iv anaesthetic agents - The ideal iv anaesthetic agent - The ideal inhaled anaesthetic agent - Neuromuscular blockers

Practical conduct of anaesthesia

Induction - Airway control - Mechanical ventilation - Intubation - Rapid sequence induction (RSI) - Maintenance of anaesthesia - End of anaesthesia - Intubation technique - Monitoring during anaesthesia - Some complications of anaesthesia - Sedation and recovery - Local and regional anaesthesia - Pain management

Chapter.  12731 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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