Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital: Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School / Edition 8

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Overview

Relied on for over 30 years by resident and practicing anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, this best-selling pocket reference is now in its Eighth Edition. In an easy-to-scan outline format, it provides current, comprehensive, concise, consistent, and clinically relevant guidelines for anesthesia, perioperative care, critical care, and pain management. The book has been written, reviewed, updated, and field-tested by the internationally recognized Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Gita Rupani, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This pocket-sized handbook is an easily accessible and accurate source of information for practicing anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, nurse anesthetists, student nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, medical and surgical residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others involved in the perioperative care of patients. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: Intended to reflect the clinical practice and procedures followed in the department of anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, it is updated regularly by residents, fellows, and staff of that department. It is an excellent book to augment experienced clinical teaching and inspire more detailed study, as suggested by the authors.
Audience: The handbook serves its wide audience well. I have always enjoyed referring to it for a quick consult and sometimes to look up the pharmacology of infrequently used drugs. One can always find a fast, short answer and later look up references for more detailed information.
Features: It is divided into three sections: preoperative evaluation and concerns in patients with vital organ system disease; intraoperative concerns such as anesthesia machine monitoring, line placement techniques, and anesthesia for variety of surgical procedures, including offsite procedures; and the perioperative issues of pain management and critical care, including ethical and end-of-life issues. The front and back cover contain recommendations for pre-anesthesia checkout, malignant hyperthermia tips, current supplemental drug information, and an alphabetized antibiotic information page. Important information on herbal therapy is covered in the alternative therapy section. As the authors point out, detailed information is not included in this compact book. Thus, it needs to be used with this limitation in mind. The pain management section includes peripheral nerve catheters, and PCA orders may need some more revision in the next edition.
Assessment: There are several other handbooks and small versions of anesthesia books that are useful. This one is attractive due to its small size, current and practical information, and good references. I also appreciate the attention to minor details in the sections on procedures and preparation of anesthesia. Overall, it is a handy manual, a good pocket reference that can be useful to all individuals involved in perioperative care of patients.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Gita Rupani, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This pocket-sized handbook is an easily accessible and accurate source of information for practicing anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, nurse anesthetists, student nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, medical and surgical residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others involved in the perioperative care of patients. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: Intended to reflect the clinical practice and procedures followed in the department of anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, it is updated regularly by residents, fellows, and staff of that department. It is an excellent book to augment experienced clinical teaching and inspire more detailed study, as suggested by the authors.
Audience: The handbook serves its wide audience well. I have always enjoyed referring to it for a quick consult and sometimes to look up the pharmacology of infrequently used drugs. One can always find a fast, short answer and later look up references for more detailed information.
Features: It is divided into three sections: preoperative evaluation and concerns in patients with vital organ system disease; intraoperative concerns such as anesthesia machine monitoring, line placement techniques, and anesthesia for variety of surgical procedures, including offsite procedures; and the perioperative issues of pain management and critical care, including ethical and end-of-life issues. The front and back cover contain recommendations for pre-anesthesia checkout, malignant hyperthermia tips, current supplemental drug information, and an alphabetized antibiotic information page. Important information on herbal therapy is covered in the alternative therapy section. As the authors point out, detailed information is not included in this compact book. Thus, it needs to be used with this limitation in mind. The pain management section includes peripheral nerve catheters, and PCA orders may need some more revision in the next edition.
Assessment: There are several other handbooks and small versions of anesthesia books that are useful. This one is attractive due to its small size, current and practical information, and good references. I also appreciate the attention to minor details in the sections on procedures and preparation of anesthesia. Overall, it is a handy manual, a good pocket reference that can be useful to all individuals involved in perioperative care of patients.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Gita Rupani, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This pocket-sized handbook is an easily accessible and accurate source of information for practicing anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, nurse anesthetists, student nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, medical and surgical residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others involved in the perioperative care of patients. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: Intended to reflect the clinical practice and procedures followed in the department of anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, it is updated regularly by residents, fellows, and staff of that department. It is an excellent book to augment experienced clinical teaching and inspire more detailed study, as suggested by the authors.
Audience: The handbook serves its wide audience well. I have always enjoyed referring to it for a quick consult and sometimes to look up the pharmacology of infrequently used drugs. One can always find a fast, short answer and later look up references for more detailed information.
Features: It is divided into three sections: preoperative evaluation and concerns in patients with vital organ system disease; intraoperative concerns such as anesthesia machine monitoring, line placement techniques, and anesthesia for variety of surgical procedures, including offsite procedures; and the perioperative issues of pain management and critical care, including ethical and end-of-life issues. The front and back cover contain recommendations for pre-anesthesia checkout, malignant hyperthermia tips, current supplemental drug information, and an alphabetized antibiotic information page. Important information on herbal therapy is covered in the alternative therapy section. As the authors point out, detailed information is not included in this compact book. Thus, it needs to be used with this limitation in mind. The pain management section includes peripheral nerve catheters, and PCA orders may need some more revision in the next edition.
Assessment: There are several other handbooks and small versions of anesthesia books that are useful. This one is attractive due to its small size, current and practical information, and good references. I also appreciate the attention to minor details in the sections on procedures and preparation of anesthesia. Overall, it is a handy manual, a good pocket reference that can be useful to all individuals involved in perioperative care of patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605474601
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 728
  • Sales rank: 311,125
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

I: EVALUATING THE PATIENT BEFORE ANESTHESIA

  • 1: Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia
  • Alla Tauber & Mary Kraft
  • 2: Specific Considerations with Cardiac Disease
  • Shahzad Shaefi & Hovig V. Chitilian
  • 3: Specific Considerations with Pulmonary Disease
  • Stephanie C. Cintora & Kenneth E. Shepherd
  • 4: Specific Considerations with Renal Disease
  • Rafael Vazquez & William Benedetto
  • 5: Specific Considerations with Liver Disease
  • Salomon M. Maya & Wilton C. Levine
  • 6: Specific Considerations with Endocrine Disease
  • Anne M. Drewry, Robert A. Peterfreund & Stephanie L. Lee
  • 7: Infectious Diseases and Infection Control in Anesthesia
  • Shahzad Shaefi & Ulrich Schmidt

    II: ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA

  • 8: Safety in Anesthesia
  • Sara N. Goldhaber-Fiebert & Jeffrey B. Cooper
  • 9: The Anesthesia Machine
  • Andrew R. Vaclavik & Greg Ginsburg
  • 10: Monitoring
  • Jennifer Chatburn & Warren S. Sandberg
  • 11: Intravenous and Inhalation Anesthetics
  • Claudia Benkwitz & Ken Solt
  • 12: Neuromuscular Blockade
  • Oleg V. Evgenov & Peter F. Dunn
  • 13: Airway Evaluation and Management
  • Cosmin Gauran & Peter F. Dunn
  • 14: Administration of General Anesthesia
  • Stuart A. Forman & Victor Chin
  • 15: Local Anesthetics
  • Maryam Jowza & Rebecca D. Minehart
  • 16: Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia
  • Jason Lewis & May C.M. Pian-Smith
  • 17: Regional Anesthesia
  • Keith Fragoza & Lisa Warren
  • 18: Intra-anesthetic Problems
  • Jonathan Bloom & Keith Baker
  • 19: Perioperative Hemodynamic Control
  • Brian T. Bateman & Vilma E. Ortiz
  • 20: Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery
  • Emily A. Apsell & John J.A. Marota
  • 21: Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
  • Junichi Naganuma & Paul H. Alfille
  • 22: Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
  • M. Richard Pavao & Edward A. Bittner
  • 23: Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery
  • Ethan Small & Jason Qu
  • 24: Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
  • Scott A. LeGrand & Michele Szabo
  • 25: Anesthesia for Head and Neck Surgery Brian D. Cauley & Deborah S. Pederson
  • 26: Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery
  • Kris C. Lukauskis & William R. Kimball
  • 27: Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients
  • Zhongcong Xie & Christine Finer
  • 28: Anesthesia for Surgical Emergencies in the Neonate
  • James Y. Ko, Lisa N. Charo, Jonathan H. Cronin & Jesse D. Roberts, Jr.
  • 29: Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery
  • Susan A. Vassallo & Lisbeth L. Pappas
  • 30: Anesthesia for Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ritu Kapoor, Jeannie C. Min & Lisa Leffert
  • 31: Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Christopher Hodge & Lisa Wollman
  • 32: Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room
  • Thomas J. Graetz & John J.A. Marota
  • 33: Anesthesia for Trauma and Burns
  • Vikram Kumar & Keith Baker
  • 34: Transfusion Therapy
  • Jonathan E. Charnin & Shubha V. Raju

    III: PERIOPERATIVE ISSUES

  • 35: The Postanesthesia Care Unit
  • Asheesh Kumar & Ed George
  • 36: Perioperative Respiratory Failure
  • Michael R. Shaughnessy & Luca M. Bigatello
  • 37: Adult, Pediatric, and Newborn Resuscitation
  • Richard M. Pino, Bradley E. Randel & Arthur J. Tokarcyzk
  • 38: Pain
  • Karsten Bartels & James P. Rathmell
  • 39: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Margaret Gargarian & P. Grace Harrell
  • 40: Ethical and End-of-Life Issues
  • Sheri Berg & Rae M. Allain

Appendix

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