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Handbook of Anesthesia - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


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 InjurySection 3: Endocrine System


      Adrenocortical Insufficiency

      Cushing’s Disease

      Diabetes Insipidus

      Diabetes Mellitus







      PheochromocytomaSection 4: Gastrointestinal System

      Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome

      Gallstone/Gallbladder Disease

      Hiatal Hernia/Gastric Reflux

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease


      Splenic DisordersSection 5: Hematologic System

      AID/HIV Infection


      Disseminating Intravascular Coagulation


      Heparin Induced Thromocytopenia


      Polycythemia Vera

      Sickle Cell Disease


      Von Willebrand DiseaseSection 6: Hepatic System

      Cirrhosis/Portal Hypertension

      Hepatic Failure

      HepatitisSection 7: Musculoskeletal System

      Ankylosing Spondylitis


      Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

      Malignant Hyperthermia

      Muscular Dystrophy

      Myasthenia Gravis

      Myotonic Dystrophy

      Pectus Deformities

      Rheumatoid ArthritisSection 8: Renal System

      Acute Renal Failure

      Chronic Renal Failure

      UrolithiasisSection 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

      TuberculosisSection 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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