The updated fourth edition of this comprehensive, highly respected reference covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia—from basic science to various anesthesia techniques to complications. The editorial team of leading authorities in the field now features Drs. Linda S. Polley, Lawrence C. Tsen, and Cynthia A. Wong and presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. This edition features two new chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters such as Epidural and Spinal Analgesia and Anesthesia. And, Expert Consult functionality allows you to access the entire contents of the book online.
- Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs to ensure the application of modern principles of care.
- Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine from all over the world.
- Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
- Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.
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Director of Medical Education Gundersen Lutheran Health System Professor of Anesthesiology Associate Dean for the Western Academic Campus University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health La Crosse, Wisconsin
Linda S. Polley, MD Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan
Associate Professor, Chief of Obstetrical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Bringham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts