Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia
4th Ed.
2016 © Oxford University Press
Iain H. Wilson; Keith G. Allman
ISBN-10: 0-19-871941-8 / ISBN-13: 978-0-19-871941-0


Now on its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia provides authoritative, concise guidance on all aspects of anaesthesia. Evidence-based, up-to-date, and clinically-focused, it is indispensable for both anaesthetic trainees and experienced practitioners.

Building on the award-winning success of previous editions, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia is as relevant and important as ever. Fully revised to follow the latest guidelines, drugs, and procedures, this book ensures readers have the most up-to-date knowledge easily to hand. Now including brand new content on obesity surgery, colloids vs crystalloids, enhanced recovery and intraoperative fluid management, new anticoagulants, BIS updates, pulse contour analysis, and much more.

Whether you are studying, just starting out in practice, or an experienced practitioner in need of a revision tool, this handbook is your essential companion.


  • • Written by an expert group of international practicing anaesthetists
  • • Provides practical evidence-based advice on all aspects of anaesthetic practice
  • • Contains detailed clinically-focused paediatric, obstetric, and emergency sections
  • • Includes an extensive drug formulary

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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 wide range of issues in their daily practice."

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

"All in all this handbook excels in its convenient size, 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


In the preface, the editors direct the book at those who have mastered basic anesthetic techniques, to supplement and reinforce their proficiency. Additionally, trainees in anesthesia at any stage of their education will find it helpful in supplying theoretical and practical guidance for daily management, as well as in preparation for examinations as a quick review. The editors and the contributors are experts in the field and provide multifaceted, balanced views on the topics.

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