An easily accessible, informative, and palatable guide to this complex subject
Step-by-step guides to the surgical procedures give the detail of the poignant stages in the surgical procedure that will affect the anaesthetic
Special cases offer safe management tips and prepare the anaesthetist for 'crash' cases
An essential reference for the core curriculum of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
Thoracic anaesthesia is regarded as a post fellowship sub-speciality within anaesthesia, and can be daunting. This handbook provides an easily accessible, informative, and palatable guide to this often complex subject. The text is sub-divided into basic sciences, pre-operative assessment, diagnostic procedures, and an anaesthetist's walk-through of key thoracic surgical procedures. It concludes with an emergency section covering thoracic anaesthesia emergencies, critical care, and the thoracic surgical patient, and ends with essential guidance on the relevant practical procedures necessary to manage cases.
The text provides an essential reference for the core curriculum of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and for the day-to-day practice of post fellowship anaesthetists alike. The discussions of the surgical procedures are simple, highlighting the poignant stages that can affect the anaesthetic management of the patient.
The authors use the very latest evidence in order to keep the reader up to speed with developments in the field. Whether on-call, running day-to-day lists or working within critical care, this indispensable guidebook will optimise the preparedness of all staff in dealing with any case, whether simple or complex.
Readership: Essential for all specialist trainees doing a thoracic anaesthesia rotation, specialist nurses, and consultant anaesthetists who have specialized outside this area. This book will also be of interest to surgeons involved in both thoracic and respiratory surgery, and critical care.
1: Basic physiology for thoracic anaesthesia
2: Basic anatomy for thoracic anaesthesia
3: Basic pharmacology for thoracic anaesthesia
4: Pre-operative assessment of the thoracic patient
5: Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in thoracic anaesthesia
6: Surgery to the lung and upper airway
7: Surgery to the chest wall and pleura
8: Upper gastrointestinal and mediastinal surgery
9: Thoracic trauma, emergencies and special cases
10: Management of intra-operative problems
11: Critical care and the post-operative thoracic patient
12: Techniques in thoracic anaesthesia