Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia
5th Ed.
2022 © Oxford University Press
Rachel Freedman; Lara Herbert; Aidan O'Donnell; Nicola Ross
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-885305-3
eISBN-13: 978-0-19-259466-2


Returning for its fifth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been re-energized by new editors and a specialist contributor team, while still retaining its much-loved, clear, and concise style. Written for anaesthetists at all stages of their careers, from trainees sitting exams through to experienced consultants as well as ODPs and nurses involved in theatre area work and pre-assessment, this comprehensive guide to the anaesthetic world is as indispensable as ever.

This new edition has been completely revised and brings you the most up-to-date guidance and information to keep pace with fast-moving areas of anaesthesia, including a completely revised regional anaesthesia chapter. Now in full colour and packed with enhanced illustrations throughout, including new ECG rhythm strips and illustrations of specialist equipment, the Handbook also includes colour coding for easier navigation. Designed for daily use, this Handbook is your essential companion to anaesthesia, with everything you need at your fingertips whether on the go or for revision.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 98/100
5/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.27 Health Sciences - Anesthesiology
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"This book is extremely useful to students in anesthesiology. It is also helpful to those who are already in practice when confronted with an unfamiliar situation. It is the best handbook available... The fifth edition reflects current controversies in anesthesiology and provides updated clinical information."

-- Robert Gaiser, MD (Yale School of Medicine) Doody's Review

"This is an excellent guide to anesthesia. Trainees and experienced practitioners will find it valuable in providing them with information and advice on the management of a wide range of issues in their daily practice."

-- Zdravka Zafirova, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody's Review previous edition

"All in all this handbook excels in its convenient size, and comprehensive information in a rapid-access format. It is especially well-suited for the trainee anaesthetist, but the senior anaesthetist will also find the information useful. If there is one book I carry with me to work daily, it is this one."

-- British Journal of Hospital Medicine - Previous edition


This book is clearly written for students learning anesthesiology. The material is presented in a format that enables students to easily recall when discussing the upcoming case with faculty. While the intended audience is students, providers will also find the book useful, especially if they need a quick review of a topic with which they are not familiar. It also is a valuable book for individuals who are preparing for examinations as the clinical format is comprehensive and easy to recall. The editors have done a terrific job in ensuring uniformity among the chapters in style and content, making the book easy to read. The liberal use of tables also makes the material easy to comprehend. The chapter authors are leaders in anesthesiology and the editors are true experts.

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