This book aims to fill a void in current literature on paediatric anaesthesia by addressing issues and concerns through a stepwise, easy to understand, practical approach. Various aspects concerning management of the child undergoing surgery have been dealt by experts in the field, and is sure to benefit the learner as well as the practitioner of paediatric anesthesia. The highlights of the book, Sections 1 and 2 discuss the basic considerations for the child undergoing surgery and anaesthetic management: Anatomical, physiological and pharmacological differences; planning and organization of a paediatric surgery operation theatre complex; equipment and monitors; and fluid management and transfusion therapy. Detailed account of preoperative evaluation in a child; management of difficult paediatric airway followed by comprehensive account of general and regional anaesthesia; care of the child in PACU; and anaesthetic management of neonatal congenital anomalies. Anaesthesia in special situations: Foetal surgery, child with malignancy and anesthesia outside the OR as in dental procedures and radiological procedures. Sections 3 and 4 deal with emergent clinical situations and intensive care Foreign body airway; child with burns; child with trauma Detailed account of neonatal and paediatric CPR, Organization of PICU, the critically ill septic child, imaging in a critically ill child; and poisoning.
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