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Nurse Anesthesia Secrets

Nurse Anesthesia Secrets, part of the Nursing Secrets series, provides certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and nurse anesthesia students with a comprehensive review of topics relevant to nurse anesthesia practice. Organized in an easily accessible question & answer format, the text includes clinically relevant topics, such as equipment, anesthetic management for patients with specific disorders, pharmacology, anesthetic considerations for specific surgical procedures and many more. This format also provides an easy-to-use and comprehensive reference that helps everyone from the busy practitioner researching a case management issue to the student researching and preparing a plan of care.

Paperback, 592 Pages

Published: August 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03144-8


  • I. Anesthesia Equipment and Monitors
    1. The Operating Room
    2. The Anesthesia Machine
    3. Anesthesia Circuits
    4. Airway Management
    5. EKG Monitoring
    6. Standard Patient Monitors
    7. Advanced Hemodynamic Monitors
    8. Patient Positioning

    II. Clinical Pharmacology
    9. Inhalation Anesthetics
    10. Induction Drugs
    11. Narcotics and Benzodiazepines
    12. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
    13. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Anticholinergic Drugs
    14. Inotropes and Vasoactive Drugs
    15. Local Anesthetics
    16. Antiemetics and Diuretics
    17. Drugs Affecting Coagulation
    18. Herbal Products

    19. Cardiovascular Disease
    20. Respiratory Disease
    21. Neurological Disorders
    22. Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders
    23. Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
    24. Coagulation and Hematologic Disorders
    25. Fluid Management and Transfusion
    26. Acid-Base Balance
    27. Renal Disease
    28. Gastrointestinal Disorders
    29. Liver Disease
    30. Endocrine Disorders

    IV. Surgical Procedures
    31. Genitourinary Surgery
    32. Ophthalmic Surgery
    33. Orthopedic Surgery
    34. Vascular Surgery
    35. Cardiac Surgery
    36. Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
    37. Non-Cardiac Thoracic Surgery
    38. Neuroskeletal Surgery
    39. Neurosurgery
    40. Laparoscopic Surgery

    V. Special Patient Populations
    41. Obstetrical Anesthesia
    42. High Risk Obstetrical Anesthesia
    43. Neonatal Patient
    44. Pediatric Patient
    45. Geriatric Patient
    46. Outpatient Anesthesia
    47. Trauma
    48. Burn Patient
    49. Obesity

    VI. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
    50. Spinal Anesthesia
    51. Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia
    52. Intravenous Regional Anesthesia
    53. Peripheral Nerve Blocks
    54. Pain Management

    VII. Special Considerations
    55. Latex Allergy
    56. Temperature Disturbances
    57. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    58. Devices for Managing Cardiac Arrhythmias
    59. History and Organizational Structure of the Nurse Anesthesia Profession
    60. Legal Terminology


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