Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia

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Here's the Fifth Edition of the easy-to-use reference for everyday clinical practice. This fully revised pocket manual of pediatric anesthesia management examines how various anesthetic methods work, and also why they work. Includes all-new chapters covering the latest thinking on pain, regional, post-operative, and critical care.

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Overview

Here's the Fifth Edition of the easy-to-use reference for everyday clinical practice. This fully revised pocket manual of pediatric anesthesia management examines how various anesthetic methods work, and also why they work. Includes all-new chapters covering the latest thinking on pain, regional, post-operative, and critical care.

"...an easy-to-use pocket reference that examines not only how various methods work, but also why they work using the most-proven techniques...new chapters include the latest on pain, and regional, post-operative, and critical care."

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New edition of a compact summary of the basic principles of pediatric anesthesia and important practical considerations in the management of infants and children for a wide variety of conditions. Describes techniques used at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Intended for use as a ready reference, not as a comprehensive handbook. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Reviewer: Catherine Ruth Bachman, M.D. FRCPC(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book, which is well described by its title, addresses concisely the broad subject of perioperative anesthesia care for children. The book was first published in 1979, and the previous edition appeared in 1995.
Purpose: In the words of the authors, this book "is written and designed to provide a concise but comprehensive pocketbook guide to pediatric anesthesia practice....(and) as a study guide for trainees in pediatric anesthesia." These objectives are worthwhile and the previous editions have been staples for practitioners and students alike. This edition is an excellent update.
Audience: It is stated that this book is written for any anesthesiologists involved in pediatric anesthesia, both practitioners and trainees. Information on each subject covers the basics, suitable for the trainee, but involves a discussion of sufficient depth that is useful to one more knowledgeable in the field. The authors are both extensively published, well known, and highly regarded in the field of pediatric anesthesia.
Features: The book is divided into two main sections. The first, "Foundation of Pediatric Anesthesia," includes pediatric anatomy and physiology with a particular emphasis on what is relevant to anesthesia, pharmacology, and a clear chapter on regional techniques for children. The discussions of pediatric medical conditions influencing anesthesia management are pertinent and useful. Pain management in children is thorough for a handbook, including assessment tools and multiple options for management. The second main section, "Anesthesia for Specific Procedures," is organized by specialty. Each chapter is organized clearly, beginning with a concise discussion of general principles, followed by well-referenced and up-to-date discussions of most of the conditions and surgeries seen in that specialty. The appendixes are useful, concise, and user-friendly with anesthesia implications of syndromes, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and drug doses.
Assessment: This manual has evolved from the first edition, which described one institution's approach to pediatric anesthesia, to a concise and thorough presentation of the physiology, pharmacology, and relevant issues of children and anesthesia in a more inclusive fashion. This is an excellent handbook for practitioners and trainees alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443083785
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392

Table of Contents

1 Psychological Aspects of Pediatric Anesthesia 1
2 Anatomy and Physiology in Relation to Pediatric Anesthesia 9
3 Pharmacology of Pediatric Anesthesia 41
4 Techniques and Procedures of Pediatric Anesthesia 69
5 Regional Analgesia Techniques 119
6 Medical Conditions Influencing Anesthesia Management 137
7 Postoperative Care and Pain Management 177
8 Neurosurgery 189
9 Ophthalmology 213
10 Otorhinolaryngology 223
11 Dental Surgery 249
12 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 253
13 General and Thoracoabdominal Surgery 267
14 Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiologic Procedures 319
15 Orthopaedic Surgery 377
16 Urologic Investigation and Surgery 389
17 Trauma, Including Acute Burns and Scalds 403
18 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical Procedures 423
Appendix I Anesthesia Implications of Syndromes and Unusual Disorders 433
Appendix II Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Including Neonatal Resuscitation 495
Appendix III Drug Doses 509
Index 519
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