A trainee in distress!

Dear Editor,

I read with interest and sympathy the account by Dr Lowery on her distressing personal experience of hemorrhage and shock from placental abruption.[1] 

Her account of extreme thirst as a symptom of hypovolaemia reminded me of the work of an ex-colleague at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (Dr David Counsell ) who long maintained that thirst was a valuable symptom and sign of insufficient fluid resuscitation while caring for patients after major surgery.

Obstetric anaesthesia for the non-obstetric anaesthetist



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