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WHO Model Prescribing Information: Drugs Used in Anaesthesia
(1989; 60 pages) [French] View the PDF document
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View the documentPreface
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPremedication
Open this folder and view contentsGeneral anaesthetics and oxygen
Open this folder and view contentsLocal anaesthetics
Open this folder and view contentsNon-opioid analgesics
Open this folder and view contentsOpioid analgesics and antagonists
Open this folder and view contentsMuscle relaxants and cholinesterase inhibitors
Open this folder and view contentsBlood substitutes
Open this folder and view contentsSolutions for correcting water and electrolyte imbalance
Open this folder and view contentsAntacid for use in obstetric practice
View the documentAnaesthesia at the District Hospital
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Anaesthesia at the District Hospital

“... full of extremely valuable information and advice... clear, precise, and easy to read... many young doctors working in difficult circumstances in the district hospitals of developing countries will be immensely helped...”

- British Journal of Anaesthesia

In 15 chapters, Anaesthesia at the District Hospital covers the essential techniques and procedures needed to build skill in the practice of anaesthesia, whether for elective surgery or for the emergency care of the critically ill. Addressed to doctors working in a small hospital, the book concentrates on a selection of basic techniques, procedures, and equipment capable of producing good anaesthesia despite constraints on personnel, equipment, and drugs. With these limitations in mind, the book aims to equip its readers to manage, safely and effectively, all the most important needs for both general and regional anaesthesia.

The most extensive part of the book features chapters explaining the methods, equipment, and drugs used to induce general and regional anaesthesia. Particular attention is given to the use of draw-over anaesthesia as the technique of first choice for general anaesthesia in small hospitals. Other chapters discuss the special needs of paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia and outline a number of medical conditions important for the anaesthetist.

Throughout the book, numerous illustrations serve to convey technical details, while tables, charts, and checklists help summarize lines of action and points to remember.

Prepared in collaboration with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, the book offers a wealth of practical wisdom and technical advice of use to any doctor who finds himself called upon to develop skill in the safe and effective practice of anaesthesia.

Anaesthesia at the District Hospital
by Michael B. Dobson
1988, 143 pages, 54 figures
ISBN 92 4 154228 4
Sw. fr. 20 -
Order no. 1150289

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