The role of the practising anaesthetist is extending and advancing apace with the ever increasing flood of specialist literature. The eleventh edition of this comprehensive guide to anaesthetic practice fulfills the important aims achieved by its predecessors in bringing together all that is relevant within the speciality in a structure, concise and instructive way. The present authors have ensured it remains an up to date, quick reference guide to the whole scope of general and localanaesthesia, as well as cardiorespiratory intensive care and the management of pain. Therefore, each chapter has been rewritten and much new material has been added covering important areas such as acute and chronic pain, safety in anesthetic practice, medicolegal aspects, audit and the use of computers, magnatic resonance imaging and the management of trauma patients. The history of anaesthesia is considered important and now appears as a section at the end of the book to which has been added a chapter on agents and techniques no longer in common use, except in some parts of the developing world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

General sections cover topics such as preparation, techniques, post-operative care and pain management, whilst other sections discuss anaesthesia for specific .