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cover image - Handbook of Anesthesia,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455711253
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $70.95

Handbook of Anesthesia, 5th Edition

by John J. Nagelhout, CRNA, PhD, FAAN and Karen Plaus, PhD, CRNA, FAAN


cover image - Handbook of Anesthesia,5th Edition
ISBN: 9781455711253
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $70.95
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A practical reference for the clinical setting, Handbook of Anesthesia, 5th Edition puts key information at your fingertips. It’s an ideal companion to Nurse Anesthesia, providing easy-access coverage of the subjects you look up most frequently, such as common diseases, common procedures, drugs, and protocols. It also includes the most current information related to perioperative management and anesthetic care considerations for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Written by leading CRNA experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this compact handbook provides the up-to-date clinical and drug information you’ll use in daily practice

"This book is packed with information, is easy to read and easy to navigate. The clinical information is authentic, and reads like the work of authors with clinical experience and wisdom" Reviewed by: British Journal of Anaesthesia     Date: Nov 2014

    • Convenient, quick-reference format is organized into three parts: common diseases, common procedures, and drugs.
    • Disease monographs include definition, incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, laboratory results, clinical manifestations, treatment, anesthetic considerations, and prognosis.
    • Monographs of surgical procedures include a brief description, preoperative assessments (including health history, physical assessment, and patient preparation), anesthetic technique, perioperative management, and postoperative implications.
    • Drug monographs include generic names, trade names, indications, anesthetic considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosages, and adverse effects.
    • Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you’ll use in daily practice.
    • UPDATED disease information includes the latest treatment and anesthetic considerations.
    • NEW drug information includes interactions and effects of key new drugs with common anesthetic agents.
    • NEW surgical procedures include up-to-date information on new minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures.
    • NEW appendices include drug, laboratory, and pediatric tables for easy reference.

    Section 1: Cardiovascular System


    Coronary Artery Disease

    Heart Failure


    Myocardial Infarction

    Pericardial Disease

    Peripheral Vascular Disease


    Valvular Heart Disease

    Section 2: Central Nervous System

    Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia

    Autonomic Hypereflexia/Dysautonomia

    Cerebrovascular Disease

    Guillain-Barre Syndrome


    Intracranial Hypertension

    Mental Disorder

    Multiple Sclerosis


    Parkinson’s Disease


    Spinal Cord Injury

    Section 3: Endocrine System


    Adrenocortical Insufficiency

    Cushing’s Disease

    Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes Mellitus








    Section 4: Gastrointestinal System

    Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome

    Gallstone/Gallbladder Disease

    Hiatal Hernia/Gastric Reflux

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease


    Splenic Disorders

    Section 5: Hematologic System

    AID/HIV Infection


    Disseminating Intravascular Coagulation


    Heparin Induced Thromocytopenia


    Polycythemia Vera

    Sickle Cell Disease


    Von Willebrand Disease

    Section 6: Hepatic System

    Cirrhosis/Portal Hypertension

    Hepatic Failure


    Section 7: Musculoskeletal System

    Ankylosing Spondylitis


    Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Malignant Hyperthermia

    Muscular Dystrophy

    Myasthenia Gravis

    Myotonic Dystrophy

    Pectus Deformities

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Section 8: Renal System

    Acute Renal Failure

    Chronic Renal Failure


    Section 9: Respiratory System

    Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Aspiration Pneumonia


    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Cor Pulmonale

    Cystic Fibrosis

    Pneumothorax and Hemothorax

    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Pulmonary Edema

    Pulmonary Embolism

    Restrictive Pulmonary Diseases


    Section 10: Other Conditions

    Allergic Reactions and Hypersensitivity


    Glaucoma/Open Globe




    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Part 2: Common Procedures

    Section 1: Cardiovascular System

    Section 2: Gastrointestinal System

    Section 3: Genitourinary System

    Section 4: Head and Neck

    Section 5: Intrathoracic and Extrathoracic

    Section 6: Neurologic System

    Section 7: Neuroskeletal System

    Section 8: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Section 9: Orthopedics and Podiatry

    Section 10: Other Procedures

    Section 11: Pediatrics

    Section 12: Neonatal Anesthetic Considerations

    Section 13: Anesthesia for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

    Section 14: Vascular Surgery

    Section 15: Complications

    Part 3: Drugs



    Antithrombotic Drugs

    Corticosteroid Replacement

    Diabetic Drugs


    Immunosuppressive Drugs

    Pediatric Considerations

    Preoperative Laboratory Tests

    Pulmonary Function Test Values

  • John J. Nagelhout, CRNA, PhD, FAAN, Director, School of Anesthesia, Kaiser Permanente, California State University-Fullerton, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Pasadena, CA and Karen Plaus, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, Chicago, IL
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