This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology. It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy. Readers can test their knowledge with the “Clinical Review” questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables. Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate.
Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science to the full range of anesthetic practice: pain management and regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks; specialty anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management; ambulatory and non-operating room anesthesia; and critical care. The book also includes topical chapters on the obese patient, infectious diseases, alternative medicine, substance abuse, cosmetic surgery, robotic surgery, the hazards of working in the operating room, and residency requirements and guidelines.
- Brand new introduction to clinical anesthesiology
- Comprehensive coverage of basic, clinical, and practical essentials
- “Clinical Review” questions throughout
- Ultrasound-guided procedures in pain management and regional anesthesia
- Topical chapters on the obese patient, cosmetic surgery, substance abuse, and more
- Residency requirements and guidelines
- For Medical students, Nurse anesthetist students, Anesthesiology residents, and Practitioners
- Ideal for review and exam preparation
Part I. The Basics.- 1.History of Anesthesia.- 2.Preoperative Evaluation.- 3. Approach to Anesthesia.- 4. Perioperative Airway Management.- 5. Anesthesia Machine.- 6. Patient Monitoring.- 7. Fluid and Electrolyte balance.- 8. Transfusion Medicine.- Part II. Anesthetic Pharmacology.- 9. Mechanisms of Anesthetic Action.- 10. Inhalational Anesthetics.- 11. Intravenous Induction Agents.- 12. Opioids and Benzodiazepines.- 13. Neuromuscular blocking and reversal agents.- 14. Antiemetics.- 15. NSAIDs and Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonists.- 16. Diuretics.- 17. Cardiovascular pharmacology.- 18. Local Anesthetics.- 19. Allergic reactions.- 20. Drug Interactions.- Part III. Regional Anesthesia.- 21. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia.- 22. Peripheral nerve blocks.- 23. Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks.- 24. Pain Management.- 25. Orthopedic Anesthesia.- Part IV. Specialty Anesthesia.- 26. Cardiac Anesthesia.- 27. Vascular Anesthesia.- 28. Ophthalmic Surgery.- 29. Neuroanesthesia.- 30. Ambulatory Anesthesia.- 31. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia.- 32. Hepatic and Gastrointestinal diseases.- 33. Renal and Urinary Tract Diseases.- 34. Endocrine diseases.- 35. Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases.- 36. Ophthalmic Surgery.- 37. Ear, nose and throat surgery.- 38. Obstetric Anesthesia.- 39. Pediatric Anesthesia.- 40. Critical Care.- 41. Postoperative anesthesia care.- Part V. Special Anesthesia Topics.- 42. Obesity.- 43. The Elderly patient.- 44. Pulmonary Aspiration & Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting.- 45. Acid Base balance.- 46. Trauma.- 47. Spine Surgery.- 48. Robotic Surgery.- 49. Patient positioning and Common nerve injuries.- 50. Substance Abuse.- 51. Awareness under anesthesia.- 52. Infectious diseases.- 53. Alternative Medicine and Anesthesia.- 54. Cosmetic Surgery.- 55. Hazards of Working in the Operating Room.- 56. Operating room management.- 57. Residency Requirements and Guidelines.
Paul K. Sikka, MD, PhD
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA
Affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
(Former faculty - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)