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From The CriticsReviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive book provides up-to-date, scientifically focused, and clinically relevant information for nurse anesthetists. Originally published in 1997, the previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: This resource has been written by experienced nurse anesthetists to provide essential information, ranging from basic scientific principles to patient management, for students and practitioners.
Audience: Both student and practicing nurse anesthetists are the intended audience.
Features: The book's five units cover professional issues, scientific foundations, technology related to anesthesia practice, preoperative preparation, and intraoperative management. These broad topics cover the spectrum of issues encountered in the profession of nurse anesthesia. The text is supported by useful tables, pictures, graphs, and drawings. The index is comprehensive and user-friendly.
Assessment: This is a wonderful comprehensive book for nurse anesthetists. This update is necessary to ensure that the information is current and evidence-based.