This new addition to the highly successful Core Topics in Anaesthesia series provides a clinically relevant text for both trainees and consultants, covering the entire sub-specialty of obstetric anaesthesia. In-depth coverage of pregnancy-related physiology and pharmacology makes this book an excellent revision tool for basic science examinations. It is also a troubleshooting guide for anaesthetists when managing parturients suffering with concurrent medical conditions including obesity, sepsis, hypertensive, renal, respiratory, neurological, haematological and endocrine diseases. Chapters provide recommended management plans for specific conditions such as HIV and neuropraxia following regional anaesthesia, and include algorithms to guide clinical decision-making. Guidance on the required infrastructure for setting up services such as antenatal clinics is also included. Experts in their fields have contributed sections including allergy testing and immunology, the immunocompromised parturient, and maternal collapse. This practical resource will serve as a survival guide for all those caring for parturients on the delivery suite.
Recent changes in medical roles and responsibilities have raised the profile of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). The level of knowledge is vast, and exams must be taken working towards statutory registration. This is the first in a series of three books providing comprehensive information for healthcare staff working in the operating department. Topics covered include anaesthesia, critical care, post-interventional care, enhancing care delivery, professional practice, leadership and resource management. The clear and concise format is ideally suited to study, qualification and for continued reference during practice. Written by specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and incorporating problem-based learning using case studies, this book will be essential reading for ODPs and theatre nurses throughout the UK, in Australia where the same structures have been adopted, and worldwide for all professionals working in operating departments.
This text has been written by a multidisciplinary team of international authors. Its aim is to provide a concise introduction and a comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the field. With extensive illustrations to facilitate learning and recall, the text puts an emphasis on pathophysiology as the key to understanding the principles of practice of cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care.
Based on the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland's (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinically-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application of anesthesia and pain control. Reviews latest developments in research and practice Clinically-oriented but rooted in basic science Concise and informative articles on key topics Road-tested through CPD roadshows Designed specifically for continuing medical education
This handbook covers all aspects of obstetric anaesthesia the trainee anaesthetist will encounter when on the labour ward. Broken down into topics, with bullet points, boxes and quick-reference clinical information throughout, this is a useful text for anyone involved in this challenging subspecialty area.
Based on the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland's (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinical-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application to anesthesia and pain control.
* Covers contemporary issues including pain management and regional anaesthesia * Includes scenarios concerning new drugs, new equipment and new life support techniques * Provides a useful source of real cases with information on management options and outcomes * Illustrative case scenarios to emphasize the safe, modern approach to a wide variety of problems in the field of paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care * Topics reflecting the scope of current practice with questions and answers * Key references for further reading
A core reference for residents and practitioners for over 35 years, Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology is now in its thoroughly revised Ninth Edition. To ensure complete, authoritative coverage of recent changes in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Scott has selected three distinguished new co-editors: Ronald S. Gibbs, MD, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and infectious diseases; Beth Karlan, MD, a gynecologic oncologist; and Arthur Haney, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist. Content has been reorganized to focus on the modern clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology with maximum authority. This edition has more tables and algorithms that will speed access to critical information.
Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients. Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.
Significantly expanded and updated information on the essentials of the specialty is found in coverage of the breast, urogynaecology, obstetric anaesthesia, gynaecologic endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and perinatal medicine. New features and topics include the ageing woman, disorders of sexual function, genetic disorders and congenital anomalies, gonadotropins and neuroendocrinology.
Like other titles in the Core Topics series, this book provides an easy-to-read introduction to this important topic that will be of value to a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals including anaesthetists, intensivists, ODPs, theatre and recovery nurses. Concise but comprehensive chapters from experts in the field cover everything from basic anatomy, physiology and applied physics, through the various methods of maintaining the airway under anaesthesia (supraglottic devices, tracheal intubation, tubes/cuffs, endobronchial and double-lumen tubes) to the problem airway (obstruction by infection, tumour or a foreign body, ENT and maxillo-facial surgery, aspiration, obstetrics, trauma, cervical spine disease, intensive care, the 'lost' airway, extubation and recovery), the paediatric airway, disinfection and cleaning of equipment and finally morbidity, mortality and medico-legal issues. 'Real' clinical scenarios, with patient management questions and model answers, are included throughout the book to bring to life some of the key problems encountered in day-to-day practice.