• Combines comprehensive information for learning with practical guidance • Integrates the results from research articles into useful, clinically orientated summaries of diagnosis, treatment and patient management • A clinical decision-making resource for healthcare professionals in the operating department
1. Introduction: Anaesthetic practice Brian Smith; 2. Risk assessment Toni Bewley; 3. Clinical approach to ECG Chris Jones; 4. Auditing cricoid pressure Cheryl Conroy; 5. Breathing systems Norman Wright; 6. ET tube pilot cuff deflation Martin Maguire; 7. Preventing awareness - bispectral index Paul Rawling; 8. Aspects of perioperative neuroscience practice Margaret Woods; 9. Resuscitation in contemporary practice Robert Campbell; 10. IV versus inhalation anaesthesia Teresa Hardcastle; 11. Managing difficult intubations Michael Sewell; 12. Obstetric anaesthesia Thomas Williams; 13. Understanding blood gases Helen McNeill; 14. TIVA and infusion pumps Kevin Henshaw; 15. ECT - anaesthesia Mark Bottell; 16. Mechanical ventilation of the patient Jill Nolan; 17. Perioperative MI Marie Parsonage; 18. Developing a portfolio Gill Hall; 19. Being an accountable registered practitioner Stephen Wordsworth.
'It delivers on a plethora of topics, both clinical and professional, giving practical guidance for today's contemporary anaesthetic practitioner. I particularly found the historical element that is introduced in appropriate chapters fascinating.' Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
This text is a valuable resource for registered nurses working in this area. … The text is easy to understand and bold paragraphs headings facilitate the search for relevant information. … The chapters dealing with ECGs, information pumps, blood gas analysis and mechanical ventilation extremely useful, especially for practitioners working in post-operative recovery areas. … As roles have changed to meet the demands of the modern health service, so this text provides the essential background to enable practitioners to continue to fulfil the requirements of governance and safe practice.' Nursing standard