Anesthesiology Book from C.H.I.P.S.

by David E. Longnecker

Anesthesiology gives you a 360-degree view of the field, covering all of the anesthetic considerations, preparations, and procedures for the surgical patient, the pain patient or the critical care patient.

Anesthesiology features:

  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the entire field-from preoperative evaluation and intraoperative anesthesia care to care of the critically ill or chronic pain patient
  • Emphasis on safety, quality and patient-centered care, with an entire section on risk reduction
  • A focus on the clinical applications of anesthesiology
  • Complex concepts explained by graphics and illustrations, not equations and formulas
  • Full-color format and illustrations
  • Specific drug and interventional guidelines for the clinical management of every OR/post-OR scenario in the anesthesiology field
  • Key points and key references presented in each chapter
  • CD that allows you to download illustrations and images to your PowerPoint presentations


The Specialty of Anesthesiology

  1. The Evolution of Anesthesiology as a Clinical Discipline
  2. Current Scope of Anesthesia Practice
  3. Safety and Quality: The Guiding Principles of Patient Centered Care

Preparing for Anesthesia

  1. Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient
  2. Developing the Anesthetic Plan
  3. Use and Misuse of Consultants
  4. Evaluation of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease
  5. Evaluation of the Patient with a Difficult Airway
  6. Evaluation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease
  7. Evaluation of the Patient with Neuropsychiatric Disease
  8. Evaluation of the Patient with Neuromuscular or Skeletal Disease
  9. Evaluation of the Patient with Endocrine Disease or Diabetes Mellitus
  10. Evaluation of the Patient with Renal Disease
  11. Evaluation of Patients with Hepatic Disease
  12. Evaluation of the Patient with Anemia or Coagulation Disorders
  13. Evaluation of the Patient with Perioperative Malnutrition
  14. Evaluation of the Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Other Serious Infections
  15. Evaluation of the Neonate
  16. Evaluation of Children
  17. Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient
  18. Evaluation of the Obese Patient
  19. Evaluation of the Patient with Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies

Safety and Risk Reduction in Anesthesia Practice

  1. Anesthesia Risk
  2. Approaches to Quality Improvement in Anesthesia Care
  3. Positioning of the Patient
  4. Electricity, Electrical Safety, and Instrumentation in the Operating Room

Managing Anesthesia Care

  1. Anesthesia Record
  2. Hemodynamic Monitoring
  3. Transesophageal Echocardiography
  4. Monitoring Respiratory Function
  5. Intraoperative Neurologic Monitoring
  6. Monitoring and Managing Neuromuscular Blockade
  7. Monitoring and Managing Perioperative Electrolyte Abnormalities, Acid- Base Disorders, and Fluid Replacement
  8. Airway Management
  9. Mechanism of Action of General Anesthetics
  10. Pharmacology of Inhalational Anesthetics
  11. Anesthesia Delivery System
  12. Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  13. Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetics
  14. Pharmacology of Opioid Analgesic
  15. Total Intravenous Anesthesia
  16. Cardiovascular Drugs
  17. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
  18. Incorporating Regional Anesthesia into Anesthetic Practice
  19. Neuraxial Anesthesia
  20. Paravertebral Anesthesia
  21. Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  22. Managing Adverse Outcomes During Regional Anesthesia
  23. Neuroanesthesia
  24. Anesthesia for Adult Cardiac Procedures
  25. Anesthesia for Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease
  26. Thoracic Anesthesia
  27. Anesthesia for Major Vascular Surgery
  28. Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Surgery
  29. Anesthesia for Liver Surgery and Transplantation
  30. Anesthesia for Heart or Lung Transplantation
  31. Anesthesia for Kidney Pancreas or Other Organ Transplantation
  32. Anesthesia for Endocrine Surgery
  33. Anesthetic Considerations for Genitourinary and Renal Surgery
  34. Anesthesia for Obstetrical Care or Gynecologic Surgery
  35. Anesthesia for Surgical Emergencies in Newborns
  36. Anesthesia for Children
  37. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
  38. Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery
  39. Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery
  40. Outpatient Anesthesia
  41. Monitored Anesthesia Care and Conscious Sedation
  42. Anesthesia Care for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Procedures Outside the Operating Room
  43. Anesthesia for Trauma Patients
  44. Anesthesia for Patients with Major Burns

Postoperative Care of the Anesthesia Patient

  1. Recovery Management of the Healthy Patient
  2. Common Postoperative Complications
  3. Management of Acute Postoperative Pain

The Critically Ill Patient

  1. The Pathophysiology of Critical Care Illness
  2. Preoperative Evaluation of the Hospitalized or Critically Ill Patient
  3. Evaluation of the Patient with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  4. Evaluation of the Patient with Burns
  5. Evaluation of the Trauma Patient
  6. Developing the Anesthetic Plan for Critically Ill Patients
  7. Monitoring and Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
  8. Postoperative Care of the Critically Ill Patient
  9. Hemodynamic Support of the Critically Ill Patient
  10. Respiratory Support of the Surgical Patient
  11. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Special Considerations in Anesthesia Care

  1. Blood and Blood Component Therapy
  2. Cognititve Dysfunction after Anesthesia
  3. Protection of the Central Nervous System
  4. Anaphylactic Reactions and Anesthesia
  5. Perioperative Hyperthermia or Hypothermia

Care of the Chronic Pain Patient

  1. Mechanisms of Chronic Pain
  2. Common Chronic Pain Syndromes
  3. Medical Management of Chronic Pain
  4. Interventional Management of Chronic Pain
  5. Palliative and Cancer Pain Care

Practice Related Issues

  1. Legal Issues in Anesthesiology
  2. Substance Dependence and Abuse in Anesthesia Care Providers
  3. The Economics of Health Care and Anesthesia Practice
  4. Practice Management


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by David E. Longnecker
2008 2,278 pages $248.00 + shipping
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