Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is an essential companion to the practice of regional anaesthesia for consultants and trainees in the specialty. Filled with practical advice and carefully designed for ease of use, this book is the helpful aid to practice that anaesthetists have been waiting for. The book covers all the major blocks by anatomical region, from the head and upper extremities, to the lower extremities and para-axial region. The technique for each procedure is prefaced by information on its difficulty, indications, contraindications, and potential side-effects. Every procedure is also accompanied by a range of high-quality clinical photographs and anatomical drawings that demonstrate the importance of applying anatomical knowledge in practical anaesthetic procedures. Regional anaesthesia is a fast-moving specialty, and this book takes into account recent advances in ultrasound-guided techniques with a strong focus on real-time observation of needle placement. Landmark-placed blocks have are also covered for clinicians without access to ultrasound technology. Regional Anaesthesia: A Pocket Guide is a unique compilation of anaesthetic techniques that offers support and guidance for any trainee or specialist in their every day practice.
Just 3x5 -- fits into the palm of your hand! Accurate, Fast Information for Nurse Anesthesia Professionals and Students! Providing thorough information for all anesthesia providers, the easy-to-read and easy-to-use Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide, Second Edition includes general anesthesia principles, obstetrics, pediatrics, regional anesthesia, and medication charts. This pocket guide addresses crucial clinical topics ranging from general information such as gas machine tanks and canisters, to specific information on what anesthetics produce histamine release and have analgesic properties, to emergency information for a patient with Malignant Hyperthermia.
Ultrasound technology is enabling anesthesiologists to perform regional anesthetic procedures with greater confidence in accuracy and precision. With improvements in visualizing neural anatomy and needle movement, ultrasound guidance improves patient safety and operating room efficiency. This book offers a detailed, stepwise approach to this technique, identifying pearls and pitfalls to ensure success. Topics are organized into four chapters. The first chapter provides the basic principles behind ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, setting a strong context for the rest of the book. The last three cover the nerve blocks: upper extremity, lower extremity, and chest, trunk and spine. Each nerve block is comprehensively explained, divided up by introduction, anatomy, clinical applications, technique, alternate techniques, complications, and pearls. This new edition includes discussions of 6 new blocks: the suprascapular block, axillary nerve block for shoulder surgery, fascia iliaca block, lateral femoral cutaneous block, and the adductor canal block. This edition also contains over 40 new procedural and imaging figures, an appendix on what blocks to perform for specific surgeries, and new information on choice of local anesthetic agent, types of catheters and practical ultrasound physics to help improve scanning. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia provides authoritative, in-depth coverage of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for the anesthesiologist beginning to use ultrasound and makes a great reference for the more seasoned physician.
This manual visually demonstrates the most common regional blocks in anesthesiology and provides simple, effective direction at the point of care. Pocket sized, spiral bound, and laminated, it was created to be carried and used on the floor and in the operating room. The first section focuses on the upper extremity, including ultrasound-guided interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary blocks and ultrasound-guided distal upper extremity. The second section covers the lower extremity, including ultrasound-guided subgluteal sciatic, popliteal, lumbar plexus, femoral nerve, and ankle blocks. The third section covers truncal blocks, including ultrasound-guided TAP and paravertebral blocks. Also included are guidelines on regional anesthesia in the anticoagulated patient.
Just 3x5 -- fits into the palm of your hand! Accurate, Fast Information for Nurse Anesthesia Professionals and Students! Providing thorough information for all anesthesia providers, the easy-to-read and easy-to-use Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide includes general anesthesia principles, obstetrics, pediatrics, regional anesthesia, and medication charts. This pocket guide addresses crucial clinical topics ranging from general information such as gas machine tanks and canisters, to specific information on what anesthetics produce histamine release and have analgesic properties, to emergency information for a patient with Malignant Hyperthermia.
Regional anaesthesia is used across specialties within anaesthesia, and is a rapidly growing sub-specialty. This new handbook covers both traditional and ultrasound guided techniques, concentrating on the differences between them. Offering readers a comprehensive overview for clinical practice, it includes paediatric and acute pain applications. Each topic covers anatomy, contraindications, landmark/US settings, technique, complications, and clinical notes. Discrete sections on pharmacology, principles, and training further the book's use for teaching purposes. It will appeal to both trainees and consultants in regional anaesthesia, as well as anaesthetic nurses and anaesthetic practitioners. Presented in the Oxford Specialist Handbook series, it offers practical advice as well as background information in a convenient pocket-sized title.
Anaesthesia can be daunting for the novice - not least because they often begin working singlehandedly within a few weeks. How to Survive in Anaesthesia is a pocket sized book written by 3 authors who have nearly 90 years experience of anaesthesia between them. It covers basic aspects of airway and fluid management and equipment, followed by common emergencies. Finally it tackles all the common surgical specialties step by step. It is always practical, ever contemporary, frequently amusing. It provides safe and practical advice to not only help novices survive those first few months - but to enjoy them too. How to Survive in Anaesthesia was written to answer the questions that newly qualified anaesthetists need answers to but may be too embarrassed to ask. Through three editions its popularity has gathered momentum across the globe. Now the fourth edition has been revised and updated, responding to changes in practice and new requirements. New features for this edition include: A new introduction on the theatre environment A new chapter on local anaesthetic toxicity The latest guidelines on intravenous fluids Updated information on airway procedures and equipment Written in an easy, humorous style by leading anaesthetists who have over 90 years’ experience between them, this book is the junior anaesthetist’s gateway to sound authoritative advice on how to perform anaesthetics in real life. It will inspire confidence in any new doctor starting in the specialty.
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition • discussion • description of the surgery • preparation of the patient • skin preparation • draping technique • instrumentation • supplies • and special notes pertinent to that surgery.
Instantly access the latest information on evaluating fetal status in a practical, portable format perfect for use in the clinical environment! Using an evidence-based approach, Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring and Assessment provides detailed guidance on standardized interpretation and management, incorporating patient safety concepts throughout. As the first multidisciplinary text on fetal monitoring, this resource is geared towards the busy clinician. Portable and practical information for evaluating intrapartum and antepartum fetal status Single source of information for care designed specifically for use in the clinical environment Consistent, two-color outline format includes the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for each situation or condition Detailed review of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) standardized terminology A new approach to fetal assessment based on the oxygen pathway and fetal response to hypoxemia Current information on excessive uterine activity and fetal acidemia, with suggestions for oxytocin management Standardized interpretation and management of fetal heart rate response using an evidence-based algorithm Patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustration Practical information on documentation in electronic fetal monitoring, including legal issues Information on neonatal encephalopathy and intrapartum events Deposition excerpts from actual malpractice cases related to EFM Adjunct fetal assessment using analysis of the fetal ST segment