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Essential Anesthesia
From Science to Practice

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • isbn: 9781139089180

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  • Essential Anesthesia is a concise, accessible introduction to anesthetic practice. Now in its second edition, it provides a thorough overview of the science and practice of anesthesia. Part I describes the evaluation of the patient, the different approaches to anesthesia, and the post-operative care of the patient in pain. Part II introduces the essentials of physiology and pharmacology and their role in understanding the principles of anesthesia. The final part presents a step-by-step description of 14 clinical cases. These clinical vignettes give a very real introduction to the practicalities of anesthesia and will give the non-anesthetist physician an idea of how to prepare a patient for a surgical procedure. All chapters have been expanded and updated and an entirely new chapter on safety in healthcare has been added. This is the perfect introductory text for medical students, junior doctors and all operating theatre and critical care staff.

    • Provides anesthetists with a thorough understanding of the body and how different drugs affect the body
    • Chapters have been expanded and updated, and a new chapter on safety is included
    • Includes 14 step-by-step cases to show how to bring patients through simple and complex operations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book is sufficiently brief and succinct to be of interest to its targeted audience. At the same time it is sufficiently comprehensive and lucid to retain the lay person's interest, and impart a meaningful understanding of the practice and scope of anesthesiology. … very well written and most appropriate for its intended audience. I recommend this book highly to medical students, junior doctors, and medical professionals in other disciplines who wish to acquire a good grasp of the essentials of anesthesiology.' Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

    '… 'a very short history of anesthesia' with just the right amount and substance of information to stir the interest of the curious reader, and sets the tone for this useful and concise introduction to the speciality. … In their Preface, the authors declare that this primer 'is a concise, accessible introduction to the essentials of anesthesia suitable for medical students, junior doctors and all operating theater staff.' In this respect the authors have more than succeeded.' Hong Kong Medical Journal

    'This book provides a very good introduction to the subject for medical students, those contemplating an anaesthetic career, and anaesthetic assistants. it would also be a good read for surgical trainees to gain understanding of some of the basic principles of anaesthetic practice. In my opinion, it could be an ideal book for anaesthetic departments to have on a loan system for rotational studies.' The Journal of Anaesthesia

    'Among the many and varied anesthesia books, this one tailored to the needs of medical students and nonanesthesiologists fills a particular niche.' Doody's Notes

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139089180
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 35 colour illus. 45 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: a very short history of anesthesia
    Safety in medicine
    Part I. Clinical Management:
    1. Pre-operative evaluation
    2. Airway management
    3. Vascular access and fluid management
    4. Regional anesthesia
    5. General anesthesia
    6. Post-operative care
    7. Monitoring
    8. The anesthesia machine
    Part II. Applied Physiology and Pharmacology:
    9. Anesthesia and the cardiovascular system
    10. Anesthesia and the lung
    11. Anesthesia and other systems
    12. A brief pharmacology related to anesthesia
    Part III. Clinical Cases:
    13. Breast lumpectomy under conscious sedation
    14. Carpal tunnel release under Bier block
    15. Cataract removal under MAC
    16. Cesarean section under regional anesthesia
    17. Gastric bypass under general anesthesia
    18. AV shunt placement under peripheral nerve block
    19. Open repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with coronary artery disease
    20. Trauma patient under general anesthesia
    21. Liver resection under general anesthesia
    22. Back surgery in a patient with chronic pain and an AICD
    23. Pediatric inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia

  • Authors

    T. Y. Euliano, University of Florida College of Medicine
    T. Y. Euliano is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Chair for Education, Residency Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA.

    J. S. Gravenstein, University of Florida
    The late J. S. Gravenstein was the founder and a long-time faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA.

    N. Gravenstein, University of Florida
    Nikolaus Gravenstein is the Jerome H. Modell Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, and Professor of Periodontology, University of Florida College of Dentistry, USA.

    D. Gravenstein, University of Florida
    Dietrich Gravenstein is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA.

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