Definitive Regional Anesthesia Handbook
from C.H.I.P.S.

Textbook or Regional Anesthesia
and Acute Pain Management
edited by Admir Hadzic

Textbook or Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management is a definitive, comprehensive hands-on guide to the practice of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management - in full color!

This book covers the practice of Regional Anesthesia in its entirety, providing practitioners and students with both the physiologic principles and specific, state-of-the-art patient-management protocols and techniques.


  • Filled with full-color, high-quality, detailed illustrations and clinical images of actual patients
  • Covers the entire field of regional anesthesia, including nerve stimulator and ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, from imaging and instrumentation to step-by-step instructions for employing them in adults and children
  • Details how to achieve reliable anesthesia and analgesia for surgical interventions on the face and upper and lower extremities
  • Provides information on the advantages and disadvantages of using regional anesthesia in patients with coexisting diseases
  • Offers guidance on acute pain management of adults and children in the perioperative period and in the ER
  • Features up-to-date information on the etiology, prevention, and management of a wide range of complications


Part I: History

  1. History of Regional Anesthesia

Part II: Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

  1. Embryology
  2. Functional Regional Anesthesia Anatomy
  3. Histology of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
  4. Peripheral Nerve Stimulators and Electrophysiology of Nerve Stimulation
  5. Clinical Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
  6. New Amide Anesthetics
  7. Analgesic Adjuvants in Neuraxial Anesthesia
  8. Analgesic Adjuvants in the Peripheral Nervous System
  9. Local Anesthetic Solutions for Continuous Nerve Block
  10. Sedation—Analgesia during Local and Regional Anesthesia

Part III: Clinical Practice of Regional Anesthesia

  1. Local Infiltration Anesthesia
  2. Spinal Anesthesia
  3. Epidural Anesthesia
  4. Caudal Epidural Blockade
  5. Combined Spinal-Epidural (CSE)
  6. Equipment for Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  7. Nerve Blocks for the Head and Neck
  8. Regional and Topical Anesthesia for Endotracheal Intubation
  9. Oral and Regional Maxillofacial Anesthesia
  10. Local and Regional Anesthesia for Eye Surgery
  11. Functional Evaluation of Upper Extremity Blocks
  12. Cervical Plexus Blocks
  13. Cervical Paravertebral Block
  14. Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block
  15. Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block
  16. Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block
  17. Axillary Brachial Plexus Block
  18. Wrist Block
  19. Digital Block
  20. Cutaneous Blocks for the Upper Extremity
  21. Clinical Asssessment of Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
  22. Lumbar Plexus Block
  23. Obturator Nerve Block
  24. Femoral Nerve Block
  25. Three-in-One Block
  26. Sciatic Nerve Block
  27. Block of the Scieatic Nerve in the Popliteal Fossa
  28. Ankle Block
  29. Cutaneous Nerve Blocks of the Lower Extremity
  30. Intravenous Regional Block for Upper and Lower Extremity Surgery
  31. Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Blocks
  32. Thoracic and Lumbar Paravertebral Blocks
  33. Intercostal Nerve Block

Part IV: New and Emerging Concepts in peripheral Nerve Blocks: Equipment and Practice

  1. Percutaneous Nerve Localization
  2. Multistimulation Techniques for Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  3. Injection and Current Delivery Monitoring
  4. Equipment for Continuous Nerve Blocks
  5. Stimulating Catheters

Part V: Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

  1. Introduction to Ultrasound-Assisted Regional Anesthesia Techniques
  2. Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks in Adults
  3. Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks in Children

Part VI: Regional Anesthesia for Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery

  1. Obstetric Regional Anesthesia

Part VII: Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery

  1. Regional Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients
  2. Local and Regional Anesthesia in Pediatric General Dentistry

Part VIII: Regional Anesthesia in Patients with Special Considerations

  1. Regional Anesthesia in the Elderly
  2. Regional Anesthesia and Cardiovascular Disease
  3. Regional Anesthesia and Systemic Disease
  4. Regional Anesthesia in the Patient with Existing Neurologic Disease
  5. Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Limb: Implications for Regional Anesthesia

Part IX: Perioperative Management of Patients Having Regional Anesthesia

  1. Perioperative Management with Peripheral Nerve Block Anesthesia

Part X: Regional Anesthesia in Specific Patient Populations

  1. Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Outpatient Surgery
  2. Neuraxial Anesthesia in Outpatients
  3. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Outpatients
  4. Regional Anesthesia in Community Practice
  5. Regional Anesthesia in Austere Environments
  6. Regional Anesthesia in the Critically Ill
  7. Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management in the Emergency Department

Part XI: Neuroligic Complications of Regional Anesthesia

  1. Neurologic Complications of Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Mechanisms and Management
  2. Neuroaxial Anesthesia and Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Patients on Anticoagulants
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Intraspinal, Epidural, and periphreal Nerve hematoma
  4. Infection Control in Regional Anesthesia
  5. Postdural Puncture Headache

Part XII: Does Regional Anesthesia Make a Difference

  1. Pharmacoeconomics of Regional Anesthesia
  2. Effects of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia on Perioperative Outcome

Part XIII: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

  1. Preemptive Analgesia, Regional Anesthesia, and the Prevention of Chronic Postoperative Pain
  2. Thr Role of Nonopioid Anagesic Techniques in the Management of Postoperative Pain
  3. Acute Pain Service
  4. Organization of an Acute Pain Management Service Incorporating Regional Anesthesia Techniques

Part XIV: Documentation and Training of Regional Anesthesia

  1. Documentation of Regional Anesthesia Procedures
  2. Teaching Regional Anesthesia
  3. Regional Anesthesia Fellowships
  4. Principles of Statistical Methods for Research in Regional Anesthesia


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