- A concise, practical guide to managing and avoiding medical problems in surgical patients
- Fully revised and updated to reflect recent guidelines
- Clear guidance on the impact of medical problems on surgery: when to delay operations, how to avoid exacerbating underlying conditions, how to manage medical emergencies post-operatively
- Contains practical and simple guidelines on how to treat emergencies out of hours
- Features a logical chapter progression with consistent headings to aid easy reference
- Help boxes answer common clinical dilemmas
New to this edition
- New sections on surgical oncology, theatre etiquette, planning lists
- Most text rewritten to reflect new headings and recent guidelines
- Stronger emphasis on concise, specific guidance
Medical handbooks rarely provide advice on what to do when your patient has to undergo surgery. Similarly surgical handbooks focus on conditions that need surgery, and the main problems caused by that surgery.
In contrast, Perioperative Medicine is a concise, practical text that gives junior doctors the guidance that they need to cope with medical problems in surgical patients that might occur early in pre-assessment clinic, the night before surgery, out-of-hours or on the wards post-operatively.
It is an invaluable guide to covering surgical patients, and appeals to a wide readership, including junior surgical doctors, medical doctors covering surgical acute admissions, and members of the hospital-at-night teams. It will also appeal to medical students interested in learning more about the practical management of patients, and all those who need to know how to sort out common, important and occasionally life threatening 'non-surgical' conditions that frequently happen in surgical patients, such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma.
Previously published in the Oxford Pocket Medicine series, this new edition is fully revised and is written as a guide for trainees in surgery and its sub-disciplines dealing with day-to-day medical problems arising in surgical patients. It covers all the fundamentals of the medical care of surgical patients, with new sections on surgical oncology, theatre etiquette, and planning lists, with most text rewritten to reflect new headings and recent guidelines.
Readership: Foundation year doctors, surgical, medical and anaesthetic trainees and middle grades, nurses and physiotherapists caring for patients in the acute setting, final year medical students
Authors, editors, and contributors
Jo Chikwe, Senior Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai
Medical Center, New York, USA,
Axel Walther, Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology and Clinical Research Fellow at Cancer Research UK, and
Phi Jones, Consultant Intensivist and Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK