The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been completely updated for the second edition. All chapters have been rewritten and a number of new expert authors have been brought on board. Additional new material includes anaesthesia for the critically ill, and a comprehensive section on anaesthetic risk including anaesthetic risk tables.
The first section deals with preoperative issues affecting the administration of anaesthesia. Practical advice is provided covering the impact of medcial disease on anaesthesia. The second section describes practical anaesthetic techniques for surgical specialties, including most subspecialties such as thoracic and neuroanaesthesia. Separate, comprehensive sections on pediatric and obstetric anaesthesia are included.
The management of emergencies arising during anaesthesia are also fully covered with helpful action plans and algorithms throughout. Uncommon conditions and their management are included, and there is an extensive drug formulary and guide to infusion drugs. It is the essential handbook for anaesthesists, both junior and experienced, for registrars and those sitting exams, as well as ODPs and nurses involved in theatre area work and pre-assessment.
This bundle of the book and PDA version represents exceptionally good value. The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia for PDAs enables enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire text, illustrations and tables. Fast access is available via the table of contents, index and full-text search, and there is a facility for book-marking and annotating the text. It is suitable for most Palm, Windows CE and Pocket PC devices.