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"[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse ...
"[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia....The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia....This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director."
--Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA
Anesthesia for Nurses Program
Medical University of South Carolina
At last. . . a combined chemistry & physics nursing anesthesia text.
This textbook offers combined coverage of chemistry and physics to help students learn the content needed to master the underlying principles of nursing anesthesia. Because many graduate nursing students are uncomfortable with chemistry and physics, this text presents only the specific content in chemistry and physics that relates to anesthesia. Written in a conversational, accessible style, the book teaches at a highly understandable level, so as to bridge the gap between what students recall from their undergraduate biochemistry and physics courses, and what they need to know as nurse anesthetists.
The book contains many illustrations that demonstrate how the scientific concepts relate directly to clinical application in anesthesia. Chapters cover key topics relating to anesthesiology, including the basics of both chemistry and physics, fluids, a concentration on gas laws, states of matter, acids and bases, electrical circuits, radiation, and radioactivity.
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Ch. 1 Measurement 1
Ch. 2 A Review of Some Chemistry Basics 29
Ch. 3 Basics of Physics Part 1 (Force and Pressure) 59
Ch. 4 Basics of Physics Part 2 (Work, Energy, and Power) 81
Ch. 5 Fluids 105
Ch. 6 The Gas Laws 129
Ch. 7 States of Matter and Changes of State 153
Ch. 8 Solutions and Their Behavior 191
Ch. 9 Acids, Bases, and Buffers 217
Ch. 10 Electrical Circuits 259
Ch. 11 Classes of Organic Compounds 281
Ch. 12 Biochemistry 311
Ch. 13 Radiation and Radioactivity 363
Answers to End of Chapter Review Questions 387
Supplemental References 407