Imagine a world without anaesthesia. From tooth extraction to painless births, to complex organ transplants, medical science has advanced leaps and bounds, thanks to advancements in the field of anaesthesia. Although less celebrated, anaesthesia has been and always will be a major pillar of support to medical science.
Today, the most complex surgeries that were once beyond human imagination, are possible due to parallel developments in the field of anaesthesia. Reversible loss of consciousness, muscle relaxation, and overall care for the patient when surgery is in progress, form the essence of anaesthetic practice. Many anaesthetists are independent practitioners of pain management and in-charge of the ICU’s in several hospitals.
This book, brings to the fore, the many intricacies of human lives and how anaesthesia plays a crucial role in addressing them. The motivation behind writing this, is to bring to light, the many components of anaesthesia, through the experiences of the anaesthetist. By focusing on select cases that demanded high levels of skill, a thorough knowledge of the patient, and an overarching passion for the field, the author has ensured that this book will be the perfect reference and aid, when one is confronted with unexpected complexities in one's career as a practicing anaesthesiologist.