This highly illustrated textbook deals with all aspects of the management of pain, acute and chronic, from the basic mechanisms underlying the development of pain, to the various treatments that can be applied in diverse clinical situations. Includes descriptions of pain injection techniques, and advice on achieving successful blocks and how to avoid and manage potential problems. Illustrations include surface anatomy of injection sites, patient positioning, injection angles and movements. for anesthesiologists, critical and intensive care physicians, pain medicine specialists.
By (author): Andrew J Davey LRCP & SI FRCA, Ali Diba BM FRCA
First prize winner, Anesthesia Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition
Lavishly illustrated by clear line diagrams and photographs, Ward’s Anaesthetic Equipment is a highly accessible single source to aid understanding of the key principles behind equipment function and design. This sixth edition of the classic reference text on anaesthetic equipment is again extensively revised to reflect the very latest advances.
Ward’s is an invaluable resource for qualified anaesthetists, as well as essential reading for those in training or approaching examinations such as those of the Primary and Final Fellowship in the UK and Ireland. Trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, anaesthetic assistants, operating department practitioners, electronic and biomedical engineers in hospitals and manufacturers’ representatives will also benefit from this most trusted guide.
Provides a simple and comprehensive explanation of the function of anaesthetic equipment, ensuring its safe use in clinical practice
Covers the relevant syllabus required by the FRCA and similar exams taken by trainee anaesthetists
Clear line diagrams explain the working principles of each piece of equipment
The physics and technology of ultrasound gains a devoted chapter, as does patient warming. There are enhancements on depth of anaesthesia monitoring, error management and ultrasound imaging in regional anaesthesia. Particular coverage of supraglottic airway devices substantially augments an extended chapter on airway equipment. Updates throughout, including on the anaesthetic workstation, infusion devices and equipment for anaesthesia in difficult locations, ensure Ward’s remains the most comprehensive and current text on anaesthetic equipment.
Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title that provides a concise and visually-orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinical undergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctors undertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broad view of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the reader through preparation, management and the pharmacology behind anaesthetic medicine.
Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containing interactive multiple-choice questions and answers together with a selection of interactive cases – perfect for study and revision.
Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.
How does anesthesia work? What are the risks? And how does the anesthetist know if you are really asleep? In this brisk survey, Aidan O’Donnell takes the reader on a tour of modern anesthetic practice. He begins by explaining general anesthesia: what it is, how it is produced, and how it differs from natural sleep and other forms of unconsciousness. He goes on to consider the main categories of anesthetic drugs, including anesthetic vapors, intravenous agents, muscle relaxants, and analgesics, together with explanations of how they work and what their purpose is. O’Donnell also examines the large role anesthetists play in specialized areas such as intensive care medicine, pain medicine, and childbirth.
The Single-Best Review for the American Board of Anesthesiology Written Examinations?Completely Updated to Reflect the New Exam Format
Anesthesiology Examination and Board Review is the most time-proven and effective way to prepare for the ABA written examinations. This powerful study guide delivers 1,500 board-style multiple-choice questions with referenced, paragraph-length discussions for each answer. Anesthesiology Examination and Board Review has been completely redesigned and rewritten to reflect the new exam format. Like the exam, this edition is divided into two parts: Basic and Advanced, each concluding with a practice test. There is no better way for you to boost your test-taking skills, subject knowledge, and confidence than this essential study partner.
1,500 board-style questions with fully explained, referenced answers
New information from the American Board of Anesthesiology on changes to the certification and recertification process and requirements
Complete coverage of the entire field of anesthesiology
Two comprehensive practice tests that mimic the actual exams and allow you to test your skill at answering questions under simulated exam conditions
Valuable test-taking strategies
New questions that reflect the latest research and advances
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Christopher Gallagher, Steven Ginsberg, Michael Lewis, Christine Park, Deborah Schwengel
An engaging and effective way to learn all the essential anesthesia procedures
More than any other text, Anesthesia Unplugged, 2e disarmingly demystifies anesthesiology. Featuring an easy-to-navigate atlas-style design, this skill-sharpening book delivers step-by-step instruction on the entire spectrum of perioperative, ambulatory, regional, and general procedures.
Essential for anesthesiology residents, student registered nurse anesthetists, medical students with an interest in anesthesiology, and Intensive Care Unit personnel, Anesthesia Unplugged, 2e features:
Authoritative, complete coverage of all relevant anesthesia procedures, from the IV and laryngoscopy, to the combined spinal-epidural and transesophageal echocardiography
An efficient organization featuring one procedure per chapter
Critical information broken down into manageable chunks and templates – ideal for busy residents and clinicians
600 high-quality photographs and illustrations that put key anesthesia procedures into proper clinical perspective
Amusing insights you won’t get anywhere else with chapters that include: The Mask of Zorro: Mask Ventilation; Whiz-Bang Intubation Gizmos; PICC Lines – Just Really, Really Long IVs; Goodnight, Sleep Tight: Setup and Mask Induction for Pediatric Patients; The Lung’s Not Down, You Idiot! – Lung Isolation; Thoracic Epidurals?What’s the Big Deal?; Stand By Me: The Femoral Arterial Line
A practical application-based guide to adult mechanical ventilation
A Doody’s Core Title for 2015.
This trusted guide is written from the perspective of authors who have more than seventy-five years’ experience as clinicians, educators, researchers, and authors. Featuring chapters that are concise, focused, and practical, this book is unique. Unlike other references on the topic, this resource is about mechanical ventilation rather than mechanical ventilators. It is written to provide a solid understanding of the general principles and essential foundational knowledge of mechanical ventilation as required by respiratory therapists and critical care physicians. To make it clinically relevant, Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation includes disease-specific chapters related to mechanical ventilation in these conditions.
Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation is divided into four parts:
Part One, Principles of Mechanical Ventilation describes basic principles of mechanical ventilation and then continues with issues such as indications for mechanical ventilation, appropriate physiologic goals, and ventilator liberation.
Part Two, Ventilator Management, gives practical advice for ventilating patients with a variety of diseases.
Part Three, Monitoring During Mechanical Ventilation, discusses blood gases, hemodynamics, mechanics, and waveforms.
Part Four, Topics in Mechanical Ventilation, covers issues such as airway management, aerosol delivery, and extracorporeal life support.
Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation is a true “must read” for all clinicians caring for mechanically ventilated patients.
A quick reference to the management of pain for specialists as well as general medical practitioners and residents. Written in a concise bulleted format, the content is limited to only the essential facts necessary for assessment and treatment of common pain conditions and presentations. A perfect review tool for both the anesthesia and pain medicine board exams.
This text covers the major controversies and “myths” in each of the major anesthesia subspecialties. You’re Wrong, I’m Right is designed to be an easy and engaging evidence based read that offers the fast-paced give-and-take of a debate between two experts at the top of their game–capturing their full argument, including expressions of humor and displays of temper. Each point of contention begins with a real case, carefully selected to encapsulate the argument. One author then argues the “pro” side and another the “con.” Sometimes a single author may argue both sides. In doing so, the authors highlight the newest evidence and remind us of classic principles that have stood the test of time. At the end of the debate, readers can determine which argument they will use in their clinical practice, and may also consult a final “Consensus” section that identifies the editors’ and contributors’ “picks” of the one best practice in a range of different situations.
This book is the first of its kind – a comprehensive reference for anesthesia and perioperative clinicians involved in aortic surgery. With a primary focus on anesthesia for various aortic surgical procedures, including endovascular aortic surgery, the title also provides expanded coverage of CNS monitoring and protection, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, renal and spinal cord protection during surgery, management of aortic trauma, and postoperative care. Written by top cardiac anesthesiologists, surgeons, and intensivists, this indispensable reference provides everything you need to know about the burgeoning field of aortic surgery in one handy volume.