Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy focuses on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. Every chapter of this well-established practical guide has been completely updated and revised. All aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist are covered, from pre-pregnancy management to conception, throughout pregnancy, to postnatal care. The authors have identified over 150 potential complications, each covered in two parts: 'problems/special considerations' and 'management options', with key points prominently displayed for quick reference. A section on organisational aspects such as record keeping, training protocols and guidelines makes this an important resource for any labour ward or hospital dealing with pregnant women. Presented in a clear, structured format, this practical summary will be invaluable to any anaesthetist encountering obstetric patients, whether they are a practiced consultant or still in training. It will also be useful for obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners wishing to extend or update their knowledge.
- Concise style with bullet points and key references in a clear and consistent layout
- Potential problems and pitfalls for each clinical situation are highlighted
- Covers all aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist – from conception to postnatal care
Reviews of previous editions:'This is a book that openly professes to be a 'short practical text' and it has achieved its objective very successfully indeed. Clearly set out with discreet well-organized chapters, the text is easy to read and presents a comprehensive overview of a difficult field in a 'user-friendly' form.'
European Journal of Anaesthesiology
'The authors have succeeded in producing an excellent book in a style that sets it apart from, and possibly above, recent similar publications … The book achieves its aim of targeting anaesthetists in training at all levels, and would provide a useful handbook for both the experienced and the occasional consultant obstetric anaesthetist.'
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Table of Contents
- Part I. Preconception and Conception
- Part II. Pregnancy
- Part III. Puerperium and After
- Part IV. Organisational Aspects.