This is a concise, accessible introduction to the essentials of anesthesia, suitable for medical students, junior doctors, nurse anesthetists, and all operating theatre staff. It provides a brief, broad overview of the science and practice of anesthesia without overwhelming the reader with intimidating detail. The first section of the book describes the evaluation of the patient, the different approaches to anesthesia, and the postoperative care of the patient in pain. The next section introduces the essentials of physiology and pharmacology and their role in understanding the principles of anesthesia. The final section presents a step by step description of clinical cases, ranging from the simplest to the most complex. These clinical vignettes give a very real introduction to the practicalities of anesthesia and will give the non-anesthetist physician an idea of how to prepare a patient for a surgical procedure.BP90/50 mmHg; HR 110 beats/min, Sp02 95%; ST segments 3 mm downward sloping in V5; PCWP 20 mmHg, cardiac output 2.3 liters/min Hemoglobin 7 g/dL. ... Following conclusion of the operation we leave the patienta#39;s trachea intubated and him sedated for transport to the ... Transport of the intubated patient requires manual ventilation and continuous monitoring. ... we might awaken the patient immediately post-operatively to document neurologic function of the lower extremities.
|Author||:||T. Y. Euliano, J. S. Gravenstein|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2004-12-02|