Key Features

  • Uses a logical, consistent chapter format to facilitate reference.
  • Presents special boxes that highlight relevant case studies · key points · controversies · and advantages/disadvantages of drugs, tests, techniques, monitoring approaches, and more.
  • Emphasizes current practice guidelines throughout—to ensure the safe and efficacious use of techniques as approved by leading anesthesia societies.
  • Features 1 - 3 case studies in each chapter, consisting of a clinical vignette followed by several questions (with answers) that probe readers' mastery of the relevant knowledge.
  • Represents the work of a single expert author—for a consistent, cohesive approach throughout.

Table of Contents

1. Maternal Physiology and Pharmacology

2. Anesthesia for Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

3. Anesthetic Considerations for Fetal Surgery

4. Analgesia for Labor and Delivery

5. Fetal Monitoring and Resuscitation

6. Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery
7. Post-Cesarean Anesthesia

8. The High Risk Obstetrical Patient

9. Obstetrical Anesthesiology Services

10. Complication and Risk Management in Obstetrics and Gynecologic Anesthesia

11. Pharmacology and Physiologic Issues Specific to the Care of the Gynecologic Patient

12. Anesthesia for Gynecologic/Oncology Procedures

13. Management of Pelvic Pain


Factors Which Place a Women at Increased Risk From Anesthesia

Guidelines for Regional Anesthesia in Obstetrics

Optimal Goals for Anesthesia Care in Obstetrics

Standards for Postanesthesia Care

Statement of Regional Anesthesia

Summary of Practice Guidelines for Obstetrical Anesthesia

Statement on Pain Relief During Anesthesia


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