Part 1. Principles.- Anatomy and physiology of acute pain.- Assessment and monitoring of acute pain.- Pharmacology of acute pain management.- Benefits and complications of regional anaesthesia.- Equipment.- Usage of ultrasound.- Pharmacology of local anaesthetic drugs.- Part 2.- Peripheral Nerve Blocks.- The upper extremity.- The lower extremity.- Thorax, abdomen and pelvis.- Peripheral perineural catheters.- Ophthalmic regional anaesthesia.- Head, neck and airway.- Part 3. Central Neuraxial Blocks.- Anatomy and physiology and sonoanatomy.- Techniques.- Complications of the procedures.- Part 4. Pain.- Regional anaesthesia and acute pain.
This revised and expanded second edition is a learning and self-assessment tool for the study of regional anesthesia. The first part deals with the basic principles of regional anesthesia and the equipment used. This is followed by sections on peripheral nerve blocks, central neuraxial blocks and pain. Pediatric regional anesthesia is discussed along with the adult blocks. There are additional MCQs in each section, and new chapters on the anatomy, physiology, assessment and monitoring of acute pain.
This book is aimed at those studying for the European Society of Regional Anesthesia Diploma Examinations, regional anesthesia component of FRCA examinations, and exit examinations for regional anesthesia fellowships. It is also relevant to the regional anesthesia component of US Board examinations and the Canadian fellowships in regional anesthesia.
Rajesh Gupta MBBS MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA, EDRA, EDPM, FIPP is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management for the NHS in London and Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He gained his medical degree from the University of Jammu, India, and continued his training at the North Central School of Anesthesia, London, UK. He became a Consultant in 2014. His interests include acute and chronic pain management, Neuromodulation, use of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia and pain medicine. He is involved with teaching undergraduates and is an examiner for the same. He has many publications to his name and has written three books on regional anaesthesia and pain medicine.