Elsevier Publishes First Edition of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia

New title addresses the challenges and opportunities of anesthesia in non-traditional settings

Philadelphia, PA, August 1, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of the first edition of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA), which focuses on the growing national trend to perform more procedures outside of the traditional hospital operating room. This trend has led many anesthesiology departments to reconfigure protocols, and NORA co-authors Dr. Mark S. Weiss and Dr. Lee A. Fleisher address the challenges and new opportunities the industry will face.

"Non-Operating Room Anesthesia is the most current and advanced resource in this area of anesthesiology," said Fleisher. "It was time to address topics that could provide best practices for how to minimize risk, ensure patient safety and create successful outcomes in more common, yet non-traditional settings."

The practice of anesthesiology is changing rapidly. Today, the need for anesthesiologists outside of the operating room will continue to increase as the number of minimally invasive procedures increases in radiology suites, catheterization laboratories, gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy suites. Currently, anesthesiologists spend 10-15 percent of their time on procedures in remote locations; this number is projected to reach as high as 60 percent over the next three years.

The topics discussed in this new textbook include comprehensive coverage that is of growing importance to anesthesiologists. Each section includes a brief overview describing the non-operating room venue and a summary of the approach to the procedure. Additionally, sections include key points, a description of common drugs used in the procedure and a checklist for required equipment. The first edition of NORA covers the following topics:

Purchasers of the printed book also receive access to the eBook through Expert Consult including printable guidelines, protocols and checklists. A free sample chapter can be downloaded into Expert Consult Library by clicking here.

"While non-operating room anesthesia is a growing trend, we felt the need to provide in-depth discussions addressing the unique challenges professionals may face with non-traditional settings," said Weiss. "This title covers everything from communication, management and preparation in the laboratory."

"Non-Operating Room Anesthesia provides current and accurate information on how to administer safe, effective anesthesia in increasingly non-traditional settings," said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President of Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. "With the demand for anesthesiologists outside of the operating room, it is imperative that there is a reference guide such as Non-Operating Room Anesthesia to provide in-depth explanations of these procedures and protocols to minimize risk and complications in such settings."

For more information or to purchase the first edition of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia, go to www.elsevierhealth.com.

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