The demand for anesthesiologists outside of the operating room continues to grow as the number of minimally invasive procedures proliferates and the complexity of diagnostic procedures undertaken outside of the OR increase. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia is an easy-to-access, highly visual reference that facilitates an in-depth understanding of NORA procedures and protocols needed to minimize risk and complications and to maximize growth opportunities.
- Effectively assess and manage risks and differences in procedures through in-depth discussions addressing the unique challenges and issues associated with non-traditional settings.
- Review the most recent knowledge with updated coverage of the use of the electrophysiology lab (EPL) and cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) in the care of the critically ill patient; patient assessment; and anesthetic considerations.
- Prepare for varying anesthetic conditions in non-OR settings with in-depth discussions on communication, management, and laboratory preparation for anticipated concerns or complications.
- Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about NORA with coverage that surpasses the depth and scope of review articles and other references.
- Focus on the practical guidance you need thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, key points boxes, drug descriptions, checklist boxes (for monitors, equipment, and drugs), and over 400 color photos that help you visualize each procedure and setting.
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Table of Contents:
Section 1: Preparation for Non Operating Room Activities
1. Engineering excellence in NORA care
2. Designing Safety and Engineering Standards in the NORA Procedure Site
3. Room Setup/Critical Supplies/Medications
4. The Role of Non-Operating Room Anesthetist
Section 2: General Management Principles
5. Continuous Quality Improvement for NORA Locations
6. Critical Monitoring Issues for NORA Anesthesia
7. TIVA/TCI Outside the Operating Room
8. ASA/Relevant Guidelines to OOR Anesthesia
Section 3: Practices and Principles
9. Practice Procedure
10. Preoperative Evaluations
11. Anesthesia in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab - Valves/Devices
12. EP Lab
13. Anesthesia for Cardioversion
14. The Role of Ventilation in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab
17. Anesthesia in the Bronchoscopy Suite
18. Adult Anesthesia in the Radiology Suite
19. Pediatric Anesthesia in the Radiology Suite
20. MRI/CT Scan
Section 4: Financial Considerations
21. Optimizing Scheduling
22. Financial and Operational Analysis for Non Operating Room Anesthetics
23. Anesthesia and Competititve Strategies
24. Operational Effectiveness/Costs/Value Added
Section 5: The Future of Nonoperating Room Anesthesia
25. Development of Future Systems (Sedaysis)
26. Novel Staffing Coverage for Out of Operating Room Anesthesia
By Mark S. Weiss, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Director, Inpatient Anesthesia Endoscopy Services, Perelman School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lee Fleisher, MD, Robert Dunning Dripps Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania