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Nurse Anesthesia

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.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4252-3


  • Unit I: Professional Issues

    1. Nurse Anesthesia: A History of Challenge

    2. Specialty Practice of Nurse Anesthesia

    3. Nurse Anesthesia Education in the United States- NEW!

    4. Legal Issues in Nurse Anesthesia - NEW!

    Unit II: Scientific Foundations

    5. Nurse Anesthesia Research: Science of an Orderly, Purposeful, and Systematic Nature

    6. General Principles, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Receptor Concepts

    7. Pharmacokinetics

    8. Pharmacokinetics of Inhalation Anesthetics

    9. Inhalation Anesthetics

    10. Intravenous Induction Agents

    11. Local Anesthetics

    12. Opioid Agonists and Antagonists

    13. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents, Reversal Agents and Their Monitoring

    14. Autonomic and Cardiac Pharmacology

    15. Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia

    Unit III: Technology Related to Anesthesia Practice

    16. Anesthesia Equipment

    17. Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System

    18. Clinical Monitoring II: Respiratory & Metabolic Systems - NEW!

    19. Clinical Monitoring III: Neurological System - NEW!

    Unit IV: Preoperative Preparation

    20. Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation of the Patient

    Unit V: Intraoperative Management

    21. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Blood Component Therapy

    22. Positioning For Anesthesia and Surgery

    23. Airway Management

    24. Cardiovascular Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Anesthesia Management

    25. Anesthesia for Cardiac Anesthesia

    26. Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery

    27. Respiratory Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Anesthesia Management

    28. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

    29. Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neuroanesthesia

    30. Renal Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Anesthesia Management

    31. Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Disorders and Anesthesia

    32. Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery

    33. Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Anesthesia Management

    34. The Endocrine System and Anesthesia

    35. Hematology and Anesthesia

    36. Thermal Injury and Anesthesia

    37. Trauma Anesthesia

    38. Outpatient Anesthesia

    39. Anesthesia for Ear, Nose, Throat, and Maxillofacial Surgery

    40. Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Procedures

    41. Anesthesia for Orthopedics and Podiatry

    42. The Immune System and Anesthesia

    43. Anesthesia and Laser Surgery

    44. Obesity and Anesthesia Practice

    45. Regional Anesthesia – Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

    46. Regional Anesthesia – Upper and Lower Extremity Blocks - NEW!

    47. Obstetric Anesthesia

    48. Neonatal Anesthesia - NEW!

    49. Pediatric Anesthesia

    50. Geriatrics and Anesthesia Practice

    51. Postanesthesia Recovery

    52. Pain Management

    53. Anesthesia for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

    54. Anesthesia Complications - NEW!


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