The first of its kind, this textbook of neonatal anesthesia illuminates the challenges of preventing and managing pain in the smallest of our patients. Comprehensive yet practical, this guide to the unique domain of neonatal anesthesia details procedures that occur both in and outside the OR and will serve as a fundamental reference for the physician involved in the perioperative care of the hospitalized neonate. The anesthesiologist will be especially interested in the detailed discussion of surgical procedures commonly performed on newborns. Neonatologists and those who work the NICU will gain insight and instruction on the management of pain, whether due to surgical procedures, congenital disease, or procedures endemic to the intensive care unit such as mechanical ventilation or management of the difficult airway.
1. The History of Neonatal Anesthesia.- 2. Physiology and Development of the term and preterm neonate.- 3. Anesthesia and ancillary drugs & the neonate.- 4. Selection of anesthesia techniques for the neonate.- 5. Neonatal airway management.- 6. Monitoring the Neonate: basic science.- 7. Monitoring the neonate: practical considerations.- 8. Perioperative metabolic care of the term and preterm infant.- 9. Neonatal ventilation.- 10. Thoracoabdominal & general surgery.- 11. Anesthesia for the neonate: Neurosurgery & Ophthalmology.- 12. Anesthesia for cardiac surgery in neonates.- 13. Anesthesia outside the operating room.- 14. Pain assessment and management.- 15. Regional anesthesia.- 16. Anesthetic complications in the neonate.- 17. Ethical and medico-legal considerations.