Ambulatory care can be a challenging setting in which to provide anesthesia - not all patients are suitable for rapid discharge post-operatively and opinions differ as to which types of surgery should be performed as day cases. This comprehensive guide delivers up-to-date, evidence-based advice on how to provide optimal anesthesia care for ambulatory surgery. Written by a leading clinical anesthesiologist, it provides clear guidance about how to handle particular patients in particular situations. The evidence and scientific knowledge for each issue are presented with reference to major studies and review papers, followed by practical advice based on the author's continuous clinical and scientific experience over 30 years. Topics include planning, equipping and staffing ambulatory units, pharmacology, basic concepts of ambulatory care, pre- and post-operative issues and current controversies. Clinical Ambulatory Anesthesia is essential reading for the clinical, postgraduate anesthesiologist as well as nurse anesthetists involved with ambulatory care.
About the Author
Johan Raeder is Director of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Oslo University Hospital and Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Oslo, Norway.
Table of Contents
1 Background to ambulatory surgery and anesthesia 1
2 Organization of ambulatory surgery and anesthesia 7
3 Procedure and patient selection, pre-admittance preparation 15
4 Pharmacology 38
5 Anesthetic techniques for ambulatory surgery 68
6 Postoperative care 106
7 Practical recipes, from start (pre-op) to end (discharge) 152
8 Some controversies in ambulatory anesthesia 164
9 Success criteria and future of ambulatory anesthesia 176