• All chapters topical - directly relevant to daily clinical practice • More on Intensive Care • Concise practical chapters, well illustrated and referenced
1. The role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in preoperative evaluation of surgical patients Paul Older and Adrian Hall; 2. Oesophagectomy for cancer Katherine Sherry; 3. Vascular surgery Matt Thompson and Ian Loftus; 4. Anaesthesia for the elderly Christopher Dodds; 5. Deaths following anaesthesia: lessons from NCEPOD Anthony Gray; 6. Pelvic and acetabular trauma Shamim Umarji and Martin Bircher; 7. Transoesophageal echocardiography S. Nicholas Fletcher; 8. Levosimendan Scott Mercer and Andrew Rhodes; 9. Critical care outreach: six years on Lesley Durham and Brian Cuthbertson; 10. Critical care and biological disasters: lessons learned from SARS and pandemic influenza planning Michael D. Christian, Thomas E. Stewart and Stephen E. Lapinsky; 11. Evaluating clinical performance Hannah Barrett, Alison D. Bullock and Julian F. Bion; 12. Non-technical skills and anaesthesia Rona Patey; 13. Simulators in anaesthetic training to enhance patient safety Peter Dieckmann and Marcus Rall.
‘ … the quality of the contributions, the editorial control and the clarity of the type setting and illustration make the book a far more satisfying experience than a sheaf of loose-leaf printouts. All of the articles are well written, generally balanced and well referenced … overall a worthy addition to an excellent series.’ Today’s Anaesthetist