This volume in the new “Requisites in Anesthesia” series thoroughly but concisely covers the many diverse aspects of adult perioperative anesthesia. It explains all of the basic principles, clinical concepts, and management options involved in providing anesthesia for adult patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. And, it discusses recent advances and changing trends in anesthetic care. A user-friendly format, with many at-a-glance tables and boxes, makes clinical information easy to access.
- Reviews essential fundamental topics such as preoperative evaluation and testing • operating room safety • patient positioning • monitoring • acid-base balance • and fluid and electrolyte therapy.
- Presents specific, targeted guidance on anesthesia subspecialties including thoracic surgery • neurosurgery • urologic surgery • orthopedic surgery • ear, nose and throat surgery • and plastic surgery.
- Explores special topics such as malignant hyperthermia • obesity • allergic response • geriatrics • and sedation.
- Contains a mini table of contents and suggested readings list in each chapter.
- Offers special shaded boxes that display ASA guidelines for intraoperative monitoring • key clinical caveats • advantages and disadvantages of various drugs, monitoring approaches, and anesthesia techniques • case studies • and current controversies.
- Features a succinct summary of all practice guidelines at the end of the book.