Understanding Paediatric Anaesthesia, 3/e

Author: Jacob
Edition: 3/e
ISBN: 9789351294399
Language: English
Published: 2015
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

This is a simple yet comprehensive text that presents a practical approach to the challenges faced while anesthetising children.

Understanding Paediatric Anaesthesia, 3/e


This is a simple yet comprehensive text that presents a practical approach to the challenges faced while anesthetising children. With its contemporary approach and lucid presentation, this book helps to understand and excel in the art and intricacies of administering safe paediatric anaesthesia. It should be of immense help to the young postgraduate students of anaesthesia as well as the practicing paediatric anaesthetists.

Key Features

• Contributions by a number of international experts make this an authoritative text in paediatric anaesthesia.

• Topics covered in the 2nd edition have been retained, expanded and refurbished.

• Book comes in handy when dealing with emergencies such as burns, cardiac arrest and trauma in a neonate.

• Some common and uncommon syndromes are given as appendices at the end of the book.

• Serves as a quick reference on drug dosages.

Table of Contents

1. Principles of Paediatric Anaesthesia

2. Paediatric Anaesthetic Equipment

3. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Anaesthetic Drugs in Paediatrics

4. Neonates are Different

5. Neonatal Resuscitation

6. Neonatal Surgical Emergencies

7. Fluid Management in the Paediatric Patient

8. Perioperative Transfusion Therapy

9. Laboratory Investigations in Paediatrics – What, When and Why

10. Post-Anaesthesia Care

11. Acute Pain Management

12. Anaesthesia in Non-Operating Room Settings

13. Anaesthesia for Short Painful Procedures

14. Practical Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia

15. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia

16. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

17. Major Paediatric Trauma

18. Burns: Acute, Subacute and Delayed with Contracture Neck

19. Recognition and Management of the Difficult Paediatric Airway

20. Perioperative Management of Obese Children

21. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and the Paediatric Surgical Patient

22. The Child with a URI or the ‘Common Cold’

23. ‘Tight Bag’ or ‘High Airway Pressures’ (Mechanical Obstruction, Laryngospasm and Bronchospasm)

24. Foreign Body Aspiration

25. Challenges of Thoracic Surgery in the Paediatric Patient

26. Anaesthetic Considerations in Paediatric Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

27. Intraoperative Ventilation

28. Anaesthetic Management of Children with Common Congenital Heart Diseases for Non-Cardiac Surgery

29. The Liver – Anatomy and Physiology and Relevant Pharmacology

30. Biliary Atresia

31. Anaesthesia for Glycogen Storage Diseases

32. Hepatitis in Children

33. Cirrhosis of the Liver in Children

34. Liver Tumours and Hepatic Resection

35. Intestinal Obstruction in Children

36. Anaesthesia for Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

37. Hydrocephalus and Meningomyelocele

38. Pyloric Stenosis

39. Bleeding Tonsil

40. Anaesthesia for Patients with Haematological Diseases

41. Infection, Sepsis and the Anaesthetist

42. Anaphylaxis

43. Malignant Hyperthermia

44. Safety Concerns in Paediatric Anaesthesia