Anaesthesiological Department, City Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic
The acute abdomen algorithm is a general overview for medical students and junior anaesthetists which for most will be part of everyday clinical practice. It´s structure leads the reader to final diagnosis covering past medical history, physical examination and additional findings. It also covers detailed anaesthetic management with maximum safety precautions in acute patient. Mastering the rapid sequence induction technique and safe anaesthesia awakening is a must for any anaesthetist. At the end we mention effective postoperative analgesia strategy. I hope that the reader will get some basic overview about the topic after the successful accomplishment.