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,...
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.