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Anaesthetic Crisis Manual

Anaesthetic Crisis Manual

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Spiral bound
  • isbn: 9780521279864

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  • The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual is a practical quick-reference handbook giving step-by-step instructions for the management of the most common anaesthetic crises encountered in the OR. • 20 crisis management protocols cover all major scenarios that require immediate therapeutic intervention to prevent a catastrophic outcome, including cardiac arrest, acute haemorrhage, anaphylaxis, aspiration, LAT, acutely elevated airway pressure, difficult airway, CICV, malignant hyperthermia, neonatal resuscitation and paediatric life support, acute bronchospasm, air embolism, ACM ischaemia, hyperkalaemia, laryngospasm, maternal collapse, post-partum haemorrhage and transfusion reaction • A crisis prevention section includes a 15-point machine check, a crisis prevention checklist and a list of 10 terminal events to help diagnose rapidly deteriorating events • Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists and flowcharts enhance memory recall in a stressful situation • The tabbed layout enables quick and easy navigation and use in the midst of a crisis A must for every anaesthetist and anaesthetic assistant.

    • Tabbed layout, laminated pages and spiral binding enable quick navigation and use, providing instant access to the key facts in an anaesthetic crisis
    • Crisis prevention checklists, a 15-point machine check and advice about approaching changes in the most commonly monitored parameters provide crucial guidance for preventing catastrophes
    • All the important information needed to manage each crisis is presented in lists, tables and flowcharts, for quick and easy reference
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Spiral bound
    • isbn: 9780521279864
    • length: 60 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Crisis Management:
    1. Cardiac arrest – shockable
    2. Cardiac arrest – unshockable
    3. Paediatric ALS
    4. Intraoperative myocardial ischaemia
    5. Severe intraoperative haemorrhage
    6. Anaphylaxis
    7. Transfusion reaction
    8. Air embolism
    9. Difficult mask ventilation
    10. Unanticipated difficult airway
    11. Can't intubate, can't ventilate
    12. Laryngospasm
    13. Acutely elevated airway pressure
    14. Severe bronchospasm
    15. Aspiration
    16. Total spinal
    17. Post-partum haemorrhage
    18. Maternal collapse
    19. Newborn resuscitation
    20. Local anaesthetic toxicity
    21. Hyperkalaemia
    22. Malignant hyperthermia
    23. Terminal event checklist
    Part II. Crisis Prevention:
    24. 15-point machine check
    25. Elevated airway pressure
    26. Decreased oxygen saturation
    27. Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
    28. Decreased blood pressure (hypotension)
    29. Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
    30. Decreased heart rate (bradycardia)
    31. Increased CO2 (hypercapnia)
    32. Decreased CO2 (hypocapnia)
    33. Crisis prevention checklist.

  • Author

    David C. Borshoff, Royal Perth Hospital
    David Borshoff is a cardiac anaesthetist at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia.

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