The present Yearbook of Anesthesiology is the 10th volume in the series of yearly updates, published under the auspices of the Indian College of Anaesthesiologists, India, an academic body focused on improving anesthesia education. It was in 2011 that the idea of yearly updates was envisaged, and the first edition was published in 2012. At that time there were many apprehensions regarding the book’s acceptability among anaesthesiologists in the country as it was for the first time that such a volume was being published from India. The members of the college and the editorial board were surprised at the overwhelming response that the first volume received, thus the saga of the Yearbook of Anesthesiology continued and the 10th volume is being released.
The contents can be divided into three subgroups—Anaesthesiology, Pain and Critical care medicine.
Present volume has a mix both classical anaesthesia topics like capnography, blood-brain barrier and anesthesia circuits and those that are being hotly discussed.
Chapters on newer anticoagulants, latest modes of ventilation, trauma care, anesthesia for laser surgery and non-operating room anesthesia are helpful for postgraduate students.
A separate chapter on COVID has also been included.
Issues related to newer cardiac drugs and vasodilatory shock have been discussed extensively.
Important topics relate to maternal and child health and include analysis of maternal morbidity and mortality, difficult paediatric airway and management of children with congenital cardiac disease.