One of the easiest things an anesthesiologist can do is to administer an anesthetic, and therein lies one of the major dangers of anesthesia. Like in flying and diving, if the rules are followed, mishaps should be very rare. The Art of Anesthesiology so often depends on anticipation of the unexpected, knowing the patient and doing something intelligent when the Science does not give a clear cut answer to a problem. The risks to our patients can, therefore, be markedly reduced, if we have a good grasp of the difficulties and dilemmas that they are prone to, before they are anesthetized. Herein lies the great value of preanesthetic assessment. Preanesthetic Assessment has now reached its third volume in the space of five years. Twenty-four new areas are covered with more than enough detailed information to satisfy the careful practitioner and the Board Examiner. Dr. Elizabeth Frost is to be congratulated on presenting a breadth of material that contains something useful and informative for everyone in training or practice. Subjects vary from the demands of the athlete to those of the Jehovah 's Witness, congenital disorders to pediatric and obstetrical quandaries. Other problem areas include drug abuse, endocrinology, the patient undergoing neuroradiology and a mixed bag of diseases that provide the unprepared anesthesiologist with problems.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents1. The Athlete.- 2. The Patient With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.- 3. The Child With Congenital Heart Disease for Noncardiac Surgery.- 4. The Patient With Cor Pulmonale.- 5. The Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.- 6. The Patient With Down’s Syndrome.- 7. The Patient Who Is A Jehovah’s Witness.- 8. The Patient With Wilson’s Disease.- 9. The Drowning/Near-Drowning Patient.- 10. The Patient With Muscular Dystrophy.- 11. The Asthmatic Patient.- 12. The Patient Undergoing Neuroradiologic Procedures.- 13. The Pregnant Patient For Nonobstetric Surgery.- 14. The Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.- 15. The Patient With A History of Anaphylaxis.- 16. The Cocaine Abuser.- 17. The Patient With Adrenal Disease.- 18. The Ex-Premature Infant.- 19. The Child With Airway Obstruction.- 20. The Patient for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.- 21. Multiple Gestations.- 22. The Patient With Pyloric Stenosis.- 23. The Patient With Multiple Sclerosis.- 24. The Hemorrhaging Obstetric Patient.- 25. Self-Assessment Questions.- 26. Answers to Self-Assessment Questions.- 27. Index.- 28. Preanesthetic Assessment I, II, III: lessons and chapters.