Anesthesia Student Survival Guide: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Anesthesia Student Survival Guide: A Case-Based Approach is an indispensable introduction to the specialty. This concise, easy-to-read, affordable handbook is ideal for medical students, nursing students, and others during the anesthesia rotation. Written in a structured prose format and supplemented with many diagrams, tables, and algorithms, this pocket-sized guide contains essential material covered on the USMLE II-III and other licensing exams. The editors, who are academic faculty at Harvard Medical School, summarize the essential content with 32 informative and compelling case studies designed to help students apply new concepts to real situations. Pharmacology, basic skills, common procedures and anesthesia subspecialties are covered, too, with just the right amount of detail for an introductory text. The unique book also offers a section containing career advice and insider tips on how to receive good evaluations from supervising physicians. With its combination of astute clinical instruction, basic science explanation, and practical tips from physicians that have been there before, this handbook is your one-stop guide to a successful anesthesia rotation.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Martin D Chen, M.D., M.P.H.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book succinctly covers a broad range of topics in sufficient detail to provide an appropriate introduction to the foundations and clinical practice of anesthesia, using case presentations to reinforce and demonstrate the clinical applicability of key material.
Purpose: As a resource for third-year medical students completing their clinical rotation in anesthesiology, this book provides an introduction to the clinical practice of anesthesiology in a format that suits what is typically a short rotation with many competing educational goals. Its scope is sufficient to prepare students for most clinical situations that they should encounter during their rotation, while the authors take care to avoid excessive detail and effectively distill complex topics to an appropriate level for their intended audience. Its laconic style makes it eminently readable — the first 16 chapters, covering most of the foundations of anesthesia care, can be finished over the course of a leisurely day, and subsequent subspecialty chapters can be covered in detail in 30 minutes to an hour at most.
Audience: The authors review material at a level that is appropriate for their target audience of third-year medical students and make good use of clinical cases to reinforce key concepts and demonstrate the clinical relevance of material.
Features: As an introduction to anesthesiology, this book covers general topics such as pharmacology and airway management as well as most of the anesthesia subspecialties that a student is likely to encounter (with the possible exception of transplantation surgery, which is not covered in any depth). The general content is well written and concise and the subspecialty chapters are brief enough that third-year students should be able to rapidly read them in preparation for an unexpected case while providing sufficient detail to enhance their learning experience and enable them to demonstrate knowledge of key anesthetic concepts. Students in more advanced, fourth-year medical student rotations and residents may want a more detailed treatment of the material covered in this book, but they are not the book's intended audience.
Assessment: This is an excellent introduction to the specialty for third-year medical students, covering a broad range of material at a sufficient depth to be useful, and providing a good structure for a comprehensive course of self-directed study to enhance the value of a short and sometimes chaotic clinical rotation.
(David B. Glick, MD, MBA (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) collaborated on this review.)
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“Provide an appropriate introduction to the foundations and clinical practice of anesthesia … . The authors review material … appropriate for their target audience of third-year medical students and make good use of clinical cases to reinforce key concepts and demonstrate the clinical relevance of material. … This is an excellent introduction to the specialty for third-year medical students, covering a broad range of material at a sufficient depth to be useful, and providing a good structure for a comprehensive course of self-directed study … .” (Martin D. Chen, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2010)

“The book is aimed at medical students, who frequently spend a brief period within the speciality, and comprises seven sections subdivided into 32 chapters. … There are a good number of photographs, illustrations, and tables. … this book would be an excellent resource for the student wanting a deeper understanding of what is essentially a post-graduate subject, for example, an elective student. … the book is predominantly aimed at a readership training within a very different health-care environment.” (S. Webber, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 106 (3), March, 2011)

“An introductory text and basic reference source for students who are new to the specialty of anesthesia. … The writing style is uniformly strong, which makes the book easy to read. … serves not only as an excellent resource for students and other learners seeking an introduction to anesthesia but also as a platform for teaching the basics. It will be a welcome addition to the libraries of teaching departments, and it is best approached as a book to be read as complete chapters.”­­­ (John Fuller, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 57, 2010)

From The Critics
Reviewer: Martin D Chen, M.D., M.P.H. (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book succinctly covers a broad range of topics in sufficient detail to provide an appropriate introduction to the foundations and clinical practice of anesthesia, using case presentations to reinforce and demonstrate the clinical applicability of key material.
Purpose: As a resource for third-year medical students completing their clinical rotation in anesthesiology, this book provides an introduction to the clinical practice of anesthesiology in a format that suits what is typically a short rotation with many competing educational goals. Its scope is sufficient to prepare students for most clinical situations that they should encounter during their rotation, while the authors take care to avoid excessive detail and effectively distill complex topics to an appropriate level for their intended audience. Its laconic style makes it eminently readable — the first 16 chapters, covering most of the foundations of anesthesia care, can be finished over the course of a leisurely day, and subsequent subspecialty chapters can be covered in detail in 30 minutes to an hour at most.
Audience: The authors review material at a level that is appropriate for their target audience of third-year medical students and make good use of clinical cases to reinforce key concepts and demonstrate the clinical relevance of material.
Features: As an introduction to anesthesiology, this book covers general topics such as pharmacology and airway management as well as most of the anesthesia subspecialties that a student is likely to encounter (with the possible exception of transplantation surgery, which is not covered in any depth). The general content is well written and concise and the subspecialty chapters are brief enough that third-year students should be able to rapidly read them in preparation for an unexpected case while providing sufficient detail to enhance their learning experience and enable them to demonstrate knowledge of key anesthetic concepts. Students in more advanced, fourth-year medical student rotations and residents may want a more detailed treatment of the material covered in this book, but they are not the book's intended audience.
Assessment: This is an excellent introduction to the specialty for third-year medical students, covering a broad range of material at a sufficient depth to be useful, and providing a good structure for a comprehensive course of self-directed study to enhance the value of a short and sometimes chaotic clinical rotation.
(David B. Glick, MD, MBA (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) collaborated on this review.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387097084
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/9/2010
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Mathematics
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 534
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preoperative Considerations.- The Preoperative Patient Evaluation.- Airway Evaluation and Management.- The Anesthesia Machine.- Anesthesia Equipment and Monitors.- Intraoperative Considerations.- Anesthetic Techniques: General, Sedation, MAC.- Anesthetic Techniques: Regional.- Electrolytes, Fluids, Acid-Base Analysis, and Transfusion Therapy.- IV, Gastric Tube, Arterial & Central Line Placement Techniques.- Common Intraoperative Problems.- Systems Physiology and Anesthetic Subspecialties.- Physiology and Anesthesia for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.- Physiology and Anesthesia for Neurologic, ENT, and Ophthalmologic Surgery.- Physiology and Anesthesia for Obstetrics.- Physiology and Anesthesia for General and Bariatric Surgery.- Anesthesia for Urological Surgery.- Physiology and Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery.- Physiology and Anesthesia for Elderly Patients.- Ambulatory Surgery and Out-of-OR (OOR) Procedures.- Anesthesia for Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery.- Postoperative Considerations.- Perioperative Acute and Chronic Pain Management.- Postoperative Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Common Postoperative Problems.- to Critical Care.- Special Topics.- Professionalism, Safety, and Teamwork.- Quality Assurance, Patient and Provider Safety.- Ethical and Legal Issues in Anesthesia.- Clinical Simulation in Anesthesia Education.- to Anesthesiology.- How to Be a “Star” Student, Career Options, and the Match.- History of Anesthesia and Introduction to the Specialty.- Pharmacology.- Pharmacology Principles.- Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetic Agents.- Pharmacology of Inhalational Anesthetics.- Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics.- Pharmacology of Adjunct Agents.
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