Nurse Anesthesia

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John J. Nagelhout, Karen L. Plaus
Saunders/Elsevier, 2010 - Medical - 1396 pages
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Long respected as the most comprehensive nurse anesthesia resource available, this new edition continues the tradition of bringing together leading experts to create a balanced reference that applies scientific principles to today's clinical anesthesia practice. Inside you'll find a solid introduction to the equipment and patient care techniques unique to nurse anesthesia side-by-side with the cutting-edge research and application of evidence necessary to prepare you for tomorrow.

  • Over 700 tables and boxes highlight the most essential information in a quick, easy-to-reference format.
  • An easy-to-use organization with basic principles covered first, followed by individual chapters for each surgical specialty, ensures you have the information you need to build your knowledge.
  • Over 650 figures of anatomy, nurse anesthesia procedures, and equipment enhance your understanding of complex information.
  • Expert CRNA authors provide the most up-to-date and relevant clinical information you'll use in daily practice.
  • The latest pharmacology information on pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, opiate antagonists, and key induction drugs to keep you up-to-date.
  • Thoroughly updated references make finding the latest and most important research in the field quick and simple.


  • New chapters address legal issues, neonatal anesthesia, anesthesia education, clinical monitoring, regional anesthesia, unexpected complications, and more.
  • Expanded coverage of chemistry and physics as well as immunology makes these difficult fundamental topics easier to understand and apply to everyday practice.
  • Over 100 new images enhance your understanding of difficult anesthesia concepts.

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