Practical Procedures in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Practical Procedures in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

By (author) Guy Jackson , By (author) Christopher J. Whiten , By (author) Neil Soni

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The ability to perform a wide variety of practical procedures safely and competently is essential for any doctor involved in the practice of anaesthesia and intensive care. Junior doctors especially are now called upon to gain competence in many invasive practical procedures in an increasingly short space of time, whilst also understanding the theory behind them. This highly practical book is the only guide needed to the procedures and techniques commonly used in anaesthesia and critical care medicine. Step-by-step, it clearly explains each technique and procedure, enabling the reader to fully understand how and why they are performed. Full colour photographs illustrate each technique, and every chapter covers the same essential information: definition, indications, contraindications, complications, equipment, sites, and technique, for ease of use. This book will be used by all junior trainees in anaesthesia, along with junior doctors from other specialities working in intensive care units. It will also be useful to any senior anaesthetist who wishes to update or refresh their knowledge, as well as anyone working in the emergency ward who performs any of these procedures.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 170.18 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • 11 Jan 2011
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • New.
  • Over 90 high quality, full colour line drawings and photographs
  • 0199573026
  • 9780199573028
  • 411,914

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Guy Jackson graduated from Southampton University in 1998, beginning his anaesthetic career in 2002. He worked in Chichester, Portsmouth and in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia before his appointment as a consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading in 2009. Christopher Whiten is a consultant anaesthetist currently working in London. He studied medicine at University College London Medical School, graduating in 1996. Following graduation he went on to work in hospitals throughout London, initially in medicine, and then started training in anaesthesia in 2001. Neil Soni trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Sydney, Australia, before being appointed Senior Lecturer at Westminster Hospital, UK in 1985. He then became a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, before becoming Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at Imperial College, London, UK.

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Nothing beats practice and experienced guidance, but this text is an aide memoire I am glad to have found. British Journal of Hospital Medicine I can thoroughly recommend this book. It should be available in all departments of anaesthesia and critical care as a handy and rapid reference for anaesthetists beginning their training or before carrying out an invasive procedure. Anaesthesia I enjoyed reading through this handbook size, soft cover book...I believe amny anaesthetic and critical care trainess will purchase a copy of the book and it will be a popular choice for departmental libraries. It should also be of interest to other acute medical and surgical trainees, plus other critical care and theatre staff. The writing style and clear illustrations make this book very easy to read. The organisation of the chapters and the size of the book make it an excellent reference text which can be taken to work... It is also a valuable resource for the FRCA examinations. Dr Matthew Daunt, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

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