This volume in the "Requisites in Anesthesia" series delivers all of today's key knowledge in regional anesthesia...in a concentrated, "high-yield" format that makes the material easy to master quickly! Concise, well organized chapters, superb illustrations, and at-a-glance figures and tables clarify everything from state-of-the-art basic science through advanced procedures. The book's tightly focused, user-friendly coverage makes it ideal both as a refresher for certification or recertification, and as a reference for everyday clinical practice.
- Explores the relevant physiology and pharmacology • the mechanisms of action, toxicity, dosing guidelines, and advantages and disadvantages of the drugs usually used in regional anesthesia • and the full range of specific regional anesthesia techniques.
- Discusses common complications such as headache • presents the latest practice guidelines issued by the ASA and ASRA • and details specialized regional anesthesia techniques for pediatrics, perioperative pain management, and other subspecialties.
- Uses a logical, consistent chapter format to make information easy to find.
- Features more than 250 crisp illustrations that clarify complex concepts and demonstrate key nuances of technique.
- Offers special boxes that summarize the key points of each section • explore current controversies • and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various drugs, tests, techniques, monitoring approaches, and more.
Table of Contents
Part I. Anatomy and Physiology
1. An Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Relevant to Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Part II. Pharmacology
2. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
3. Local Anesthetic Additives
Part III.Regional Anesthetic Techniques
4. Providing Regional Anesthesia: Monitoring, Sedation and Equipment
5. Head and Neck Block
6. Upper Extremity Blocks
7. Regional Anesthesia of the Trunk
8. Lower Extremity Blocks
9. Epidural Anesthesia
10. Spinal Anesthesia
11. Sympathetic Blocks
Part IV. Safety, Complications and Outcomes
12. Postudral Puncture Headache
13. Neural Blockage and Anticoagulation
14. Neurologic Complications
15. Regional Anesthesia and Outcome
Part V. Specialty Considerations
16. Obstetric Anesthesia
17. Regional Anesthesia in Pediatrics
18. Acute Pain