Handbook of Nurse Anesthesia

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2010 - Medical - 821 pages
Small enough to keep with you on the job, this well organized and fully updated reference created just for nurse anesthetists helps you find important information quickly. Descriptions of surgical procedures include patient monitoring and assessments that happen before, during, and after. Drugs are listed by generic name, and information on trade names, dosages, indications, adverse effects and more is provided with each. Disease descriptions include key lab results, clinical manifestations, and anesthesia implications. Together, these supply you with what you need to provide the best care for your patients.

Over 100 tables and boxes offer quick access to important aspects of a patient's medical condition. Expert CRNA authors provide the most up-to-date and relevant clinical information you'll use in daily practice. Detailed information for pediatric and geriatric patients prepares you for the special considerations of any patient population. Disease monographs include definition, incidence and prevalence, etiology, laboratory results, clinical manifestations, treatment, anesthetic considerations, and prognosis. Monographs for surgical procedures include a brief description, preoperative assessments, anesthetic technique, perioperative management, and postoperative implications. Drug monographs include generic names, trade names, indications, anesthetic considerations, pharmacokinetics, precautions and contraindications, dosages, and adverse effects.

Sections on neonatal anesthetic procedures and complications highlight the specific needs of infant patients.Updated disease information includes the latest treatment and anesthetic considerations. Coverage of new procedures brings you the latest advances in anesthesia for minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgeries. The latest safety and documentation information keeps you up-to-date with the latest advances in the field.

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Excellent handbook! While I had a previous edition, I immediately purchased the 2009 edition when it came out. Dr. Nagelhout and Dr. Plaus do a fine job of providing the clinician concise, pertinent information. I highly suggest this book to any CRNA or SRNA...it's a must-have! While the textbook is also excellent, this handbook condenses the material and can be taken into the ORs in a scrub pocket. Great resource!  


PART 1 Common Diseases
PART 2 Common Procedures
PART 3 Drugs
Appendix 1 Drugs
APPENDIX 2 Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice
APPENDIX 3 Latex Allergy Protocol
APPENDIX 4 Malignant Hyperthermia Protocol
APPENDIX 5 Difficult Airway Algorithm
APPENDIX 6 Pulmonary Function Test Values
APPENDIX 7 Pediatric Conversion Factors
APPENDIX 8 Preoperative Laboratory Tests
APPENDIX 9 Postanesthesia Scoring Systems
APPENDIX 10 Hematology

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