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Principles of perioperative care 

Principles of perioperative care
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Principles of perioperative care
Author(s):

Dr Jonathan P. Thompson

, Dr Simon J. Howell

, and Dr Richard J. Telford

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199594429.003.0005
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date: 21 October 2019

Meticulous attention to the principles of perioperative care is crucial to achieve successful outcomes in vascular surgery. This chapter covers the key philosophies of perioperative care. The effects of general anaesthesia on the circulation are considered. Pharmacological myocardial conditioning is discussed. Current strategies for infection control are presented. The principles of perioperative fluid management, blood conservation and the management of anaemia are discussed as is the management of massive haemorrhage. Strategies for the prevention of hypothermia and perioperative renal dysfunction are outlined. The chapter contains useful up to date information for anaesthetists and those team members in allied professions who provide care for patients undergoing vascular surgery.

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