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Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition

 

The challenges that elderly patients pose to anaesthetists and intensivists are greater than for any other group of patients, and yet the entire field remains one of the most poorly researched aspects of medical care.Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition provides the core knowledge about management of the elderly patients for the surgery.

The aim of this Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition handbook is to provide rapid access to information that will help clinical staff understand some of the problems that occur in caring for the elderly patient. Basic physiological changes and the pharmacological variations with ageing inform the later chapters on the common areas where elderly patients are most likely to present. There are chapters dealing with the commonly occurring presentations of elderly patients, such as emergency surgery and elective orthopaedic, urological, abdominal, and neurological surgery.

A brief review of ethics and current law relating to the elderly and anaesthesia has been included to help with understanding the issues of capacity and consent, both of which are areas where the elderly are more likely than younger patients are to require careful assessment and management.

It is hoped that this Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition handbook will not only provide this information in an accessible format but also encourage readers to seek more information on the care of elderly patients, and indeed research into their needs so that we can improve the delivery of effective care for them.

In response to this, author have updated all of the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition book’s chapters, some of which have been completely rewritten. For example, we added a new chapter on nontheatre- based anaesthesia. Yet author aimed to retain the principle of the first edition: namely, to present current information on the care of the elderly anaesthetic patient, in an accessible and easy to understand format. As before, author hope this readily accessible source of information will support anaesthetists, intensivists, and other clinicians caring for elderly patients.

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition
Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient 2nd edition

Author hope it will generate their enthusiasm to read further and develop into leaders in this highly rewarding field of practice.In response to this, author have updated all of the book’s chapters, some of which have been completely rewritten. For example, author added a new chapter on nontheatre- based anaesthesia. Yet author aimed to retain the principle of the first edition: namely, to present current information on the care of the elderly anaesthetic patient, in an accessible and easy to understand format.

As before, author hope this readily accessible source of information will support anaesthetists, intensivists, and other clinicians caring for elderly patients. Author hope it will generate their enthusiasm to read further and develop into leaders in this highly rewarding field of practice.

 

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