Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Fourth Edition

Keith Allman, Iain Wilson, Aidan O'Donnell

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Fourth Edition

Keith Allman, Iain Wilson, Aidan O'Donnell






12 Jan 2016




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Now on its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia provides authoritative, concise guidance on all aspects of anaesthesia. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and clinically-focused, it is indispensable for both anaesthetic trainees and experienced practitioners.

Building on the award-winning success of previous editions, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia is as relevant and important as ever. Fully revised with the latest guidelines, drugs, and procedures, this book ensures readers have the most up-to-date knowledge easily to hand. The fourth edition includes new content on obesity surgery, colloids vs crystalloids, and enhanced recovery, as well as intraoperative fluid management, new anticoagulants, BIS updates, pulse contour analysis, and much more.

Wherever you are on your career path in anaesthesia, this handbook is your essential companion.


1: General considerations
2: Consent and anaesthetic risk
3: Cardiovascular disease
4: Perioperative arrhythmias
5: Respiratory disease
6: Renal disease
7: Hepatic disease
8: Endocrine and metabolic disease
9: Bone, joint, and connective tissue disorders
10: Haematology: drugs tests and disorders
11: Neurological and muscular disorders
12: Psychiatric disorders and drugs
13: Uncommon conditions
14: Cardiac surgery
15: Thoracic surgery
16: Neurosurgery
17: Vascular surgery
18: Orthopaedic surgery
19: Plastic surgery
20: General surgery
21: Anaesthesia for Obesity
212: Liver transplantation and resection
23: Urological surgery
24: Urological surgery
25: Gynaecological surgery
26: Ear, nose, and throat surgery
27: Maxillofacial and dental surgery
28: Ophthalmic surgery
29: Day surgery
30: Laser surgery
31: Anaesthesia for CT, MRI, and Interventional Radiology
32: Anaesthesia for the elderly
33: Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia
34: Paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia
35: The critically ill patient
36: Anaesthetic emergencies
37: Airway assessment and management
38: Practical anaesthesia
39: Blood products and fluid therapy
40: Acute pain
41: Postoperative nausea and vomiting
42: Regional anaesthesia
43: Drug formulary
44: Anaesthesia data


Edited by Keith Allman , Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Iain Wilson , Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Aidan O'Donnell , Consultant Anaesthetist, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

Dr Keith Allman is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Iain H Wilson, MB ChB, FRCA, is a consultant anesthetist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Anesthetists in Great Britain and Ireland and a trustee of Lifebox, a not-for-profit organization providing pulse oximeters to operating rooms, aiming at improving the safety and quality of surgical care in low-resource countries. Dr. Wilson has worked as a lecturer in Anesthesia at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and contributed to the development of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. Dr Aidan O'Donnell has been the Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand for a number of years. He completed his training in the South East of Scotland and moved to New Zealand in 2010 with his family. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. His first book, Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction, was published in 2012. He is married with two children.


`Review from previous edition This is a book for the trainee to know cover to cover, dipping into relevant sections to reinforce their experience before, during, and after an anaesthetic. Consultants will also benefit as it provides a highly practical approach to keeping up to date with developments in anaesthesia outside one's area of day-to-day practice.' BMA Medical Book Awards 2007

`This pocket-portable textbook for practicing clinicians provides an excellent compilation of relevant, readable, and insightful information and advice, for both the trainee and experienced consultant.' British Journal of Anaesthesia

`"extremely concise, clear and accurate: for perfect use when faced with an unexpected or unfamiliar scenario in theatre. It is also excellent for dipping in and out of whilst preparing for the Final FRCA. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of users from brand new anaesthetic trainees to experienced consultants."' BMA Book Awards