MJA Review: Your Guide to Paediatric Anaesthesia

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"This volume gives expert opinion a voice. Neither online resources nor standard tomes on the topic address the needs of those this volume aims to assist.It is a great resource for trainees and anaesthetists with a paediatric interest and promises to be a springboard for discussion among paediatric anaesthetists."

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MJA Review: Your Guide to Paediatric Anaesthesia

  1. 1. ReflectionsBook reviewStimulant for anaesthetistsYour guide to paediatric anaesthesia. Craig Sims, Chris Johnson. anaesthetist with an interest in paediatrics wantingSydney: McGraw-Hill 2011 (374 pp, $129.95). ISBN 9780071000222. an easy-to-read update will also be well served. The book reads very comfortably, often with the toneTHIS GUIDE aims to provide expert practical information of the consultant who has an interest in teaching, butacross the breadth of paediatric anaesthesia without the style does not allow for exhaustive explanation,getting bogged down by details. The vast clinical detailed debate over alternative approaches or extensiveexperience of the editors (and their team of contributors) referencing. However, it is sure to be stimulating for theensures that these aims are fulfilled in an informed, career paediatric anaesthetist.practical way. The search for academic defensibility has led to some Chapters covering basic science and techniques bloated, heavily referenced texts that often leave the readerrelating to anaesthesia and resuscitation for children are wondering what they would actually do when confrontedcomplemented by others discussing anaesthesia for a with a clinical scenario. The source of much clinical teaching is expert opinion, as a consultant works with acomprehensive range of surgical subspecialities as well as trainee. This volume gives expert opinion a voice. Neitherfor specific paediatric conditions. Care has been taken to online resources nor standard tomes on the topic addressinclude discussion of current issues that 0025-generated The Medical Journal of Australia ISSN: have the needs of those this volume aims to assist. It is a great 729X 5 March 2012 196 4 206-206controversy. resource for trainees and anaesthetists with a paediatric ©Thetarget audience includes trainees wanting a pithy The Medical Journal of Australia 2011 www.mja.com.au interest and promises to be a springboard for discussionsummary of paediatric anaesthesia to inform their clinical Book Reviews among paediatric anaesthetists.experience and assist in preparation for exams. Both Ian M McKenzie Directoreditors are examiners for the Australian and New Zealand Department of Anaesthesia and Pain ManagementCollege of Anaesthetists, which means they understand Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, VIChow high the bar is for those exams. The general doi: 10.5694/mja12.10196 MJA 196 (4) · 5 March 2012 279

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