4th Edition

Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia, Fourth edition

Edited By Brian Pollard, Gareth Kitchen Copyright 2017
    784 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    784 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Written and edited by experts in the field, the Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia provides all the essential practical knowledge required by anaesthetists on co-existing medical conditions, operative procedures, and techniques. The fourth edition retains the concise and comprehensive nature of the third, giving readers all they need to know about each part of the FRCA syllabus in short, digestible, practical entries.


    The first part covers Patient Conditions; the second Surgical Procedures; and the third Anaesthetic Factors. Each part is subdivided into chapter on each organ system, and each chapter is divided into bite-sized entries. These are in alphabetical order, and cover all common and rare conditions that anaesthetists will encounter within their practice. Avoiding prolonged discussion and multiple references, this is the ideal book to ‘dip into’ either for specific advice or general education, providing quick and reliable information. 


    This is the most thorough handbook to cover the entire FRCA syllabus in a consistent and instructive manner. It continues to be accessible and relevant to all anaesthetists from middle grade trainee up to consultant/specialist. 

    Patient Conditions

    Respiratory system

    Cardiovascular system

    Central nervous system

    Gastrointestinal tract

    Genitourinary tract

    Endocrine system

    The blood

    Bones and joints

    Connective tissue


    Surgical Procedures

    Abdominal surgery

    Gynaecological surgery

    Obstetric surgery



    Thoracic surgery

    Cardiac surgery

    Vascular surgery

    Ophthalmic surgery

    ENT surgery

    Head and neck surgery

    Plastic surgery






    Anaesthetic Factors.

    Preoperative assessment


    Equipment and monitoring

    Techniques - General

    Techniques - Regional

    Management problems


    Brian J Pollard BPharm MB ChB MD FRCA is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, formerly Professor of Anaesthesia, Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

    Gareth Kitchen MBChB FRCA is a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellow at The University of Manchester, UK and an Anaesthesia Trainee at North Western Deanery.

    "This Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition is a well-organized, easy-to-read product suitable for trainees in anesthesia and practicing anesthesiologists looking for a clinical reference that efficiently covers key concepts. I would recommend this high-yield book to practitioners seeking to build and maintain a foundation of knowledge in clinical anesthesia care."

    Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.