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By Charles Deakin MA MD MB BChir FRCP FRCA FERC

Re-creation of a profitable ebook of concise notes on scientific elements of the exam for the Fellowship of the Royal university of Anaethetists. it's been totally up to date to mirror adjustments within the exam syllabus. this may be a fantastic revision consultant for trainee anaesthetists sitting the FRCA and comparable examinations

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IPPV allows control of O2 and CO2 and enables airway suctioning and may need to be continued postoperatively. Use slow inspiratory flow to allow equilibration of fast and slow alveoli. A long expiratory time reduces air trapping. Avoid PEEP in patients with COPD. If there are high-frequency bullae, avoid N2O and ­consider double-lumen tube. Spontaneous respiration or jet ventilation (HFJV) may be appropriate with bullae. At the end of surgery, ensure bowel is decompressed and drain any peritoneal air.

Tracheal intubation is best achieved with the neck flexed and the atlantoaxial joint extended (‘sniffing the morning air’). Factors affecting this position may result in difficult intubation. History and examination Remember to check anaesthetic notes for previous difficulties and ask the patient if he or she is aware of any anaesthetic problems. Visual inspection The following features suggest a difficult intubation: obesity, pregnancy, large breasts, short muscular neck, full dentition, limited neck flexion or head extension, receding jaw, prominent upper incisors, limited mouth opening, high arched palate.

A common system for grading of quality of care of patients should be employed for all patients discussed in morbidity and mortality audit meetings. The peer review scale used by NCEPOD provides such a system. g. superoxide dysmutase) and calcium channel blockers remain experimental. Bibliography Cornelissen H, Arrowsmith JE: Preoperative assessment for cardiac surgery, Contin Edu Anaesth, Crit Care & Pain 6:109–113, 2006. Feneck RO: Cardiac anaesthesia: the last 10 years, Anaesthesia 58:1171–1177, 2003.

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