Assisting the Anaesthetist

Assisting the Anaesthetist

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This manual describes in simple language the clinical and technical skills of an anaesthetic assistant. The key learning points are highlighted, and a comprehensive up-to-date reading list is included to guide the trainee to areas of further reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 17mm | 384g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0192624431
  • 9780192624437
  • 1,151,816

Table of contents

Section 1 - Preparation for Anaesthesia and Surgery ; a) Preparation of the patient and preoperative checks ; b) Preparation of the workplace and equipment ; Section 2 - Induction of Anaesthesia ; a) Induction of general anaesthesia ; b) Induction of regional anaesthesia ; Section 3 - Maintenance of Anaesthesia and Monitoring ; a) Maintenance and monitoring of the airway and the adequacy of ventilation ; b) Maintenance and monitoring of the circulation ; c) Maintenance and monitoring of the adequacy of anaesthesia ; d) Maintenance and monitoring of the adequacy of muscle relaxation ; e) Safety in the anaesthetic room and theatre ; Section 4 - Emergencies ; a) Airway ; b) Breathing ; c) Circulation ; d) Drugs ; e) Equipment ; f) Fluids ; Section 5 - Recovery and postoperative care ; a) Equipping and staffing the recovery room ; b) Monitoring the recovering patient ; c) Diagnosis and management of early postoperative problems ; d) Prevention and control of pain ; e) Preparation for return to the ward ; Section 6 - Anaesthesia for specialty surgery ; a) Thoracic, cardiac, and vascular surgery ; b) Head and neck surgery ; c) Plastic surgery ; d) Maxillofacial surgery ; e) Dental surgery ; f) Ear, nose, and throat surgery ; g) Eye surgery ; h) Neurosurgery ; i) Assistance in maternity hospitals ; j) Paediatric surgery
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