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Clinical anesthesia : near misses and lessons learned

Author: John G Brock-Utne
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Corrected at 2. printView all editions and formats

Compiled from the author's decades of practice in major metropolitan hospitals, this collection of cases offers an excellent review of problems - and the solutions all anesthesiologists should know.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Brock-Utne
ISBN: 0387725199 9780387725192 9780387725253 0387725253
OCLC Number: 706010221
Description: XV, 163 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: No fiberoptic intubation system: a potential problem?.- Is the patient extubated?.- A strange computerized ECG interpretation.- Fractured neck of femur in an elderly patient.- Spinal anesthetic that wears off before surgery ends.- Understanding DNR/DNI orders.- Burn prevention in the operating room.- Inguinal hernia repair in a diabetic patient.- Case of the hidden IV.- Ideal pulse oximeter placement.- Awake craniotomy with language mapping.- Gum elastic bougie to facilitate intubation.- External vaporizer leak during anesthesia.- Manual ventilation by a single operator: Omar's slave for difficult positioning.- Life threatening arrhythmia in an infant.- Tongue ring: Anesthetic risks and potential complications.- Hasty C-arm positioning: A recipe for disaster.- Inability to remove a nasogastric tube.- An unusual cause of difficult tracheal intubation: Religious beliefs and customs.- Pulmonary edema following abdominal laparoscopy.- Difficult laryngeal mask airway placement: A possible solution.- Postoperative airway complication following sinus surgery.- Investigating an unusual capnograph tracing: Check your connections.- Endotracheal intubation for atransjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS) procedure.- Tracheostomy by an anesthesiologist: Be prepared.- General anesthesia for a patient with a difficult airway and a full stomach.- Jehovah's Witness and a potentially bloody operation.- Intraoperative insufflation of the stomach.- Sudden intraoperative hypotension.- Overestimation of blood pressure from an arterial pressure line.- Severe decrease in lung compliance during a code blue.- Shortening postoperative recovery time after an epidural: Is it possible? .- Difficult airway in an under-equipped setting.- Delayed cutaneous fluid leak following removal of an epidural catheter.- Traumatic hemothorax and same-side central venous access.- An apparent single abdominal knife wound: Check for other wounds.- A draw-over vaporizer with a non-rebreathingcircuit.- Unexpected intraoperative 'oozing'.- Central venous access and the obese patient.- Taking over for a colleague: Check the facts and know the medications.- Intraoperative epidural catheter malfunction.- Breathing difficulties after an ECT.- White clumps in the blood sample from an arterial line: Beware of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.- Anesthesia for a surgeon who has previously lost his privileges.- Airway obstruction in a prone patient.- Expected length of case: A question you should always ask.- Postoperative vocal cord paralysis.- Substance abuse by a colleague: a serious problem.- A leaking endotracheal tube in a prone patient.- Lessons from the field: Unusual problems require unusual solutions in impossible situations.- Avoiding air embolism during administration of albumin.- Trouble-shooting leaks: A loud 'pop' intraoperatively and now you can't ventilate.- Postoperative median nerve injury.- Patient in a halo: Intraoperative adjustments change your view and access.- Now or never: Developing professional judgment.- General anesthesia in a patient with chronic amphetamine use.- What's wrong with this picture? Left-handed instrumentation.- The one eyed patient.- A near tragedy.- Robot assisted surgery: a word of caution.- An airway mergency in an out of hospital surgical office.- Another use for the nerve stimulator
Responsibility: John G. Brock-Utne.
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