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Author Brock-Utne, J. G.

Title Clinical anesthesia : near misses and lessons learned / John G. Brock-Utne
Published New York : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 163 pages) : illustrations
Contents No fiberoptic intubation system : a potential problem -- Is the patient extubated? -- A strange computerized electrocardiogram interpretation -- Fractured neck of femur in an elderly patient -- Spinal anesthetic that wears off before surgery ends -- Just a simple monitored anesthesia care case -- Smell of burning in the operating room -- Inguinal hernia repair in a diabetic patient -- The case of the "hidden" IV -- Postoperative painful eye -- Awake craniotomy with language mapping -- Gum elastic bougie : tips for its use -- External vaporizer leak during anesthesia -- Manual ventilation by a single operator : with patient turned 180 degrees away from the anesthesia machine -- Life-threatening arrhythmia in an infant -- Tongue ring : anesthetic risks and potential complications -- Hasty C-arm positioning : a recipe for disaster -- Inability to remove a nasogastric tube -- An unusual cause of difficult tracheal intubation -- Pulmonary edema after abdominal laparoscopy -- Difficult laryngeal mask airway placement : a possible solution -- Postoperative airway complication after sinus surgery -- An unusual capnograph tracing -- A respiratory dilemma during a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure -- A tracheostomy is urgently needed, but you have never done one -- General anesthesia for a patient with a difficult airway and a full stomach -- Jehovah's witness and a potentially bloody operation -- Intraoperative insufflation of the stomach -- Sudden intraoperative hypotension -- Overestimation of blood pressure from an arterial pressure line -- Severe decrease in lung compliance during a code blue
Shortening postanesthesia recovery time after an epidural : Is it possible? -- Difficult airway in an underequipped setting -- Delayed cutaneous fluid leak after removal of an epidural catheter -- Traumatic hemothorax and same-side central venous access -- Single abdominal knife wound? Easy case? -- A draw-over vaporizer with a nonrebreathing circuit -- Unexpected intraoperative "oozing" -- Central venous access and the obese patient -- Taking over for a colleague : always a potential concern -- Intraoperative epidural catheter malfunction -- Breathing difficulties after an electroconvulsive therapy -- White "clumps" in the blood sample from an arterial line : Are you concerned? -- Anesthesia for a surgeon who has previously lost his privileges -- Airway obstruction in a prone patient -- A question you should always ask -- Postoperative vocal cord paralysis -- A serious problem -- A leaking endotracheal tube in a prone patient -- Lessons from the field : unusual problems require unusual solutions in impossible situations -- An "old trick" but a potential problem -- A loud "pop" intraoperatively and now you cannot ventilate -- Postoperative median nerve injury -- A patient in a halo : watch out -- Now or never : developing professional judgment -- General anesthesia in a patient with chronic amphetamine use -- What is wrong with this picture? -- The one-eyed patient -- A near tragedy -- Robot-assisted surgery : a word of caution -- An airway emergency in an out of hospital surgical office -- Bonus question: Is the patient paralyzed? -- Appendix
Summary A collection of cases, compiled from the author's 30+ years practice in major metropolitan hospitals in the US, Sweden and South Africa. It provides a review of potential problems and solutions that anesthesiologists should be familiar with
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anesthesia -- Complications.
Anesthesiology -- Complications
Anesthesia -- adverse effects
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Anesthesia.
MEDICAL -- Anesthesiology.
Anesthesia -- Complications.
Anesthesiology -- Complications.
Anesthesia -- Adverse effects.
Anesthesia -- Complications.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780387725253