Thoracic Anaesthesia

Paperback | August 7, 2011

EditorJonathan Wilkinson, Stephen H. Pennefather, Robert A. McCahon

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Thoracic anaesthesia is regarded as a post fellowship sub-speciality within anaesthesia, and can be daunting. This handbook provides an easily accessible, informative, and palatable guide to this often complex subject. The text is sub-divided into basic sciences, pre-operative assessment,diagnostic procedures, and an anaesthetist's walk-through of key thoracic surgical procedures. It concludes with an emergency section covering thoracic anaesthesia emergencies, critical care, and the thoracic surgical patient, and ends with essential guidance on the relevant practical proceduresnecessary to manage cases. The text provides an essential reference for the core curriculum of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and for the day-to-day practice of post fellowship anaesthetists alike. The discussions of the surgical procedures are simple, highlighting the poignant stages that can affect theanaesthetic management of the patient. The authors use the very latest evidence in order to keep the reader up to speed with developments in the field. Whether on-call, running day-to-day lists or working within critical care, this indispensable guidebook will optimise the preparedness of all staff in dealing with any case, whethersimple or complex.

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Thoracic anaesthesia is regarded as a post fellowship sub-speciality within anaesthesia, and can be daunting. This handbook provides an easily accessible, informative, and palatable guide to this often complex subject. The text is sub-divided into basic sciences, pre-operative assessment,diagnostic procedures, and an anaesthetist's wal...

Dr Jonathan Wilkinson qualified from the University of Liverpool Medical School in 1999. During 2006-2007, he was Thoracic Anaesthesia Fellow at the Nottingham University Hospitals. He is currently Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Northampton General Hospital. Stephen H. Pennefather MRCP FRCA is a Consultant Anaestheti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:786 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.95 inPublished:August 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Basic physiology for thoracic anaesthesia2. Basic anatomy for thoracic anaesthesia3. Basic pharmacology for thoracic anaesthesia4. Pre-operative assessment of the thoracic patient5. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in thoracic anaesthesia6. Surgery to the lung and upper airway7. Surgery to the chest wall and pleura8. Upper gastrointestinal and mediastinal surgery9. Thoracic trauma, emergencies and special cases10. Management of intra-operative problems11. Critical care and the post-operative thoracic patient12. Techniques in thoracic anaesthesia