Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide

Author: Alwin Chuan


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  • ISBN: 9780199684236
  • Author: Alwin Chuan
  • Publ Date: 2014-02-27
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 168
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 235070

Table of Contents :

1. Introduction to regional anaesthesia ; 2. The head ; 3. Upper extremities ; 4. Lower extremities ; 5. Spine and para-axial region ; 6. Management of severe local anaesthetic toxicity - quick reference safety guideline


Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is an essential companion to the practice of regional anaesthesia for consultants and trainees in the specialty. Filled with practical advice and carefully designed for ease of use, this book is the helpful aid to practice that anaesthetists have been waiting for. The book covers all the major blocks by anatomical region, from the head and upper extremities, to the lower extremities and para-axial region. The technique for each procedure is prefaced by information on its difficulty, indications, contraindications, and potential side-effects. Every procedure is also accompanied by a range of high-quality clinical photographs and anatomical drawings that demonstrate the importance of applying anatomical knowledge in practical anaesthetic procedures. Regional anaesthesia is a fast-moving specialty, and this book takes into account recent advances in ultrasound-guided techniques with a strong focus on real-time observation of needle placement. Landmark-placed blocks have are also covered for clinicians without access to ultrasound technology. Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is a unique compilation of anaesthetic techniques that offers support and guidance for any trainee or specialist in their every day practice.

Author Biography:

Alwin Chuan, Consultant Anaesthetist, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia, David M. Scott, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Dr Alwin Chuan MB BS (Hons), PGCertCU, FANZCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sydney, New South WalesDr Chuan has a strong interest in perioperative ultrasonography, including ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. He has been a guest speaker and workshop tutor in Australia and internationally, and has written on ultrasound-guided regional techniques. Dr Chuan is actively involved in curriculum development of the postgraduate ultrasound degrees at the University of Melbourne, and in the Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group of the ASA/ANZCA/NZSA. Dr Chuan is a VMO at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, where he helped establish an Anaesthesia Fellowship in perioperative ultrasonography. Dr David M Scott BMed, PGCertCU, FANZCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, New South WalesDr Scott has interests in regional anaesthesia and military anaesthesia. Dr Scott is the founding chairman of the Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group of the ASA/ANZCA/NZSA. He has lectured on regional anaesthesia extensively, nationally and internationally, and has facilitated many regional anaesthesia workshops. Dr Scott is also a Group Captain in the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve and has been deployed overseas on many missions.


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