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A practical reference for the clinical setting, Handbook of Anesthesia, 5th Edition puts key information at your fingertips. It’s an ideal companion to Nurse Anesthesia, providing easy-access coverage of the subjects you look up most frequently, such as common diseases, common procedures, drugs, and protocols. It also includes the most current information related to perioperative management and anesthetic care considerations for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Written by leading CRNA experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this compact handbook provides the up-to-date clinical and drug information you’ll use in daily practice

  • Convenient, quick-reference format is organized into three parts: common diseases, common procedures, and drugs.
  • Disease monographs include definition, incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, laboratory results, clinical manifestations, treatment, anesthetic considerations, and prognosis.
  • Monographs of surgical procedures include a brief description, preoperative assessments (including health history, physical assessment, and patient preparation), anesthetic technique, perioperative management, and postoperative implications.
  • Drug monographs include generic names, trade names, indications, anesthetic considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosages, and adverse effects.
  • Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you’ll use in daily practice.
  • UPDATED disease information includes the latest treatment and anesthetic considerations.
  • NEW drug information includes interactions and effects of key new drugs with common anesthetic agents.
  • NEW surgical procedures include up-to-date information on new minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures.
  • NEW appendices include drug, laboratory, and pediatric tables for easy reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455750870
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Sales rank: 1,563,495
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Section 1: Cardiovascular System


Coronary Artery Disease

Heart Failure


Myocardial Infarction

Pericardial Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease


Valvular Heart Disease

Section 2: Central Nervous System

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia

Autonomic Hypereflexia/Dysautonomia

Cerebrovascular Disease

Guillain-Barre Syndrome


Intracranial Hypertension

Mental Disorder

Multiple Sclerosis


Parkinson’s Disease


Spinal Cord InjurySection 3: Endocrine System


Adrenocortical Insufficiency

Cushing’s Disease

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Mellitus







PheochromocytomaSection 4: Gastrointestinal System

Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome

Gallstone/Gallbladder Disease

Hiatal Hernia/Gastric Reflux

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Splenic DisordersSection 5: Hematologic System

AID/HIV Infection


Disseminating Intravascular Coagulation


Heparin Induced Thromocytopenia


Polycythemia Vera

Sickle Cell Disease


Von Willebrand DiseaseSection 6: Hepatic System

Cirrhosis/Portal Hypertension

Hepatic Failure

HepatitisSection 7: Musculoskeletal System

Ankylosing Spondylitis


Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Malignant Hyperthermia

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis

Myotonic Dystrophy

Pectus Deformities

Rheumatoid ArthritisSection 8: Renal System

Acute Renal Failure

Chronic Renal Failure

UrolithiasisSection 9: Respiratory System

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Aspiration Pneumonia


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Cor Pulmonale

Cystic Fibrosis

Pneumothorax and Hemothorax

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Embolism

Restrictive Pulmonary Diseases

TuberculosisSection 10: Other Conditions

Allergic Reactions and Hypersensitivity


Glaucoma/Open Globe




Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Part 2: Common Procedures

Section 1: Cardiovascular System

Section 2: Gastrointestinal System

Section 3: Genitourinary System

Section 4: Head and Neck

Section 5: Intrathoracic and Extrathoracic

Section 6: Neurologic System

Section 7: Neuroskeletal System

Section 8: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Section 9: Orthopedics and Podiatry

Section 10: Other Procedures

Section 11: Pediatrics

Section 12: Neonatal Anesthetic Considerations

Section 13: Anesthesia for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

Section 14: Vascular Surgery

Section 15: Complications

Part 3: Drugs


Antithrombotic Drugs

Corticosteroid Replacement

Diabetic Drugs


Immunosuppressive Drugs

Pediatric Considerations

Preoperative Laboratory Tests

Pulmonary Function Test Values

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