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date: 26 June 2022

This chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties explores the specialty of anaesthesia. It reviews preoperative assessment, sedation, drugs used to induce anaesthesia, inhalational anaesthetic agents, intravenous anaesthetic agents, and muscle relaxants. It explores the practical conduct of anaesthesia, Difficult Airway Society (DAS) guidelines, maintaining and monitoring, rapid sequence induction aspiration, and intubation technique. It examines some complications of anaesthesia, end of anaesthesia, recovery, pain, and postoperative nausea and vomiting, and describes regional anaesthesia, including peripheral nerve blocks and neuraxial anaesthesia.

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