Medicine And Books

How to Survive in Anaesthesia

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1027
  1. Simon Scothern, senior house officer in anaesthesia,
  2. Maire Shelly, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care
  1. Withington Hospital, Manchester

    P Neville Robinson, George M Hall, BMJ Publishing Group, £19.95, pp 172 ISBN 0 7279 1066 3

    The first questions asked by trainees starting out in anaesthesia are “What do I do …?” “How do I do …?” and “What if …?” They therefore need a book that contains basic information simply presented or a trainer with enormous patience. This book substantially reduces the need for a patient trainer. However, it is designed to complement the clinical training that the novice anaesthetist will be receiving and help the trainer to explain some of the concepts of anaesthesia.

    The book answers many of the “What?” and “How?” questions, highlighting important information in tables and boxes. …

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