Total Intravenous Anesthesia
Totally intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) may provide, in some circumstances, the best conditions for many patients undergoing surgery. However, few ... Show synopsis Totally intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) may provide, in some circumstances, the best conditions for many patients undergoing surgery. However, few anaesthesiologists are prepared to place their anaesthetic machine to one side. This volume describes the pharmacology and use of the best drugs available for TIVA. The authors discuss their methods and reasons for their preference and above all, set out to offer practical advice to those anaesthesiologists wishing to develop the use of TIVA techniques. A comprehensive assessment of the relative merits and disadvantages of intravenous and inhalational anaesthesia is offered in those fields where they may offer particular advantage. This volume offers practical advice about the use of totally intravenous anaesthesia to assist and inform practitioners of the various techniques ranging from short anaesthetics to pharmaco-kinetically based infusion techniques for major surgery or sedation.