Handbook of Nurse Anesthesia

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Elsevier Saunders, 2005 - Medical - 636 pages
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This well-organized clinical reference contains fully updated information on common diseases, the latest diagnostic and surgical procedures, and common drugs - all in a format that fits neatly in the reader's pocket. Nurse anesthetists can reference this handbook daily for fast guidance on case management, disease processes, and anesthetic care for a variety of surgical procedures.

  • Includes the most up-to-date knowledge and information for practicing nurse anesthetists and students
  • Organized into three major content areas that clinical practitioners most often reference, Common Diseases, Surgical Procedures, and Drugs
  • Consistent format presentation of the most common diseases encountered in surgical patients including definition, incidence and prevalence, etiology, laboratory results, clinical manifestations, treatment, anesthetic considerations, and prognosis
  • Each surgical procedure is introduced with a brief description followed by preoperative assessments including health history, physical assessment and patient preparation, then anesthetic technique, perioperative management and postoperative implications
  • Drugs are listed by generic names and include trade names and indications, anesthetic considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosages, and adverse effects


  • Updated information on the JCAHO Standards for Monitoring & Administering Moderate Sedation/Analgesia
  • Expanded coverage on alternative and complementary therapies, and important considerations and interactions with anesthetic agents
  • Quick reviews of the latest surgical procedures include protocols for new laproscopic and laser surgeries
  • The most current information related to disease processes, anesthetic care considerations, and case management for a variety of surgical procedures

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Cardiovascular System
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t Congestive Heart Failure
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F Myocardial Infarction
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