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Anaesthesia for caesarean section 

Anaesthesia for caesarean section
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Anaesthesia for caesarean section
Author(s):

Desikan Rangarajan

and Paul Howell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198758563.003.0008
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date: 28 May 2020

An understanding of the role of the obstetric anaesthetist during the peripartum period will empower the obstetrician to better coordinate multidisciplinary care tailored to the individual. In addition, such knowledge will lead to improved team working —a cornerstone in delivering quality care. This chapter gives a concise and evidence-based overview of the anaesthetic process in the peripartum period and highlights the principles of best practice in obstetric anaesthesia. All types of anaesthetic options for caesarean section, with relevant indications, contraindications, complications, and management, are described. Particular emphasis is given to post-operative analgesia and to anaesthesia in special circumstances (sepsis and pre-eclampsia). Finally, the chapter not only covers anaesthetic options in the developed world but also addresses the unique challenges inherent in providing a safe anaesthetic service in a resource-poor setting and is therefore relevant to practitioners around the globe.

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