Undergraduate medical education is continuously changing to meet
the requirements for the training of future medical practitioners. Over
the last few years the concept of perioperative medicine has evolved
encompassing the preoperative assessment and optimisation of patients,
the intraoperative and postoperative management of these patients and
importantly the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of the critically ill
(BQ) Part 1 book "Essentials of pharmacology for anesthesia, pain medicine and critical care" presents the following contents: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthetics, principles of total intravenous anesthesia, perioperative considerations in pharmacology, anesthetic induction agents, benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants,...
Perioperative critical care cardiology (PCCC) includes the cardiovascular
management of patients with any underlying diseases or imposed conditions
(whether natural or iatrogenic) that involve or affect the heart–including,
acute or chronic mechanical heart failure (HF). This can result from ischemic
heart disease, diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension, arrhythmias that
compromise heart function, circulatory shock, or dilated or obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Patients needing therapy for HF are especially challenging to
clinicians involved their perioperative care....
Ting and Dehdary International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, 4:20 http://www.intjem.com/content/4/1/20
Acute severe non-traumatic muscle injury following reperfusion surgery for acute aortic occlusion: case report
Joseph Y Ting* and Arash Dehdary
Abstract Acute aortic occlusion is a rare but catastrophic disease with a high mortality rate. Severe perioperative complications could result from revascularization of infarcted muscles.
The importance of the anesthetist in perioperative care cannot be too greatly
emphasized. Correct patient selection and procedure planning can only be optimized
by a team approach and together with the surgeon; the anesthetist forms the core of
the team. A thorough understanding of the underlying physiology of the
gastrointestinal tract is important and a logical starting place for this book.
Teaching is an ancient activity; it requires a predisposition and ability to transmit
one’s own knowledge to others. It is also an innate quality that tends to
strengthen over time, due to the interaction between teacher and pupil that
develops and intensifies during their association, and to the ready availability of
constantly improving teaching methods. Teaching is a predisposition to communication.
It is a constant commitment that becomes a way of life and offers the
capacity for self-renewal.