Basics of Anesthesia - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

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Basics of Anesthesia - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition


With the most authoritative and complete overview of anesthesia theory and practice, the latest edition of Basic Anesthesia, edited by noted anesthesiologist Ronald D. Miller, MD and Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., MD, continues to serve as an excellent primer on the scope and practice of anesthesiology. Widely acknowledged as the foremost introductory text, the new edition—now presented in full color throughout—has been thoroughly updated to reflect new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice including new chapters on awareness under anesthesia, quality and patient safety, orthopedics, and expanded coverage of new ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology with detailed illustrated guidance. You can access the full text and image library online at www.expertconsult.com.

  • Obtain a clear overview of everything you need to know about the fundamentals of anesthesia, including basic science and emerging clinical topics.

  • Efficiently retain and synthesize information more easily thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format with numerous illustrations and tables throughout the book that condense complex concepts, and ‘Questions of the Day’ to assist you in understanding key material presented in each chapter.
  • Discover the newest in anesthesiology with rigorously updated chapters and the addition of appropriate new chapters on important emerging topics such as awareness under anesthesia; quality and patient safety; orthopedics; and expanded coverage of new ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology.

  • Learn from one of the very best. World-renowned anesthesiologist Dr. Ronald D. Miller, along with new co-editor Dr. Manuel Pardo, presents definitive coverage on new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice.

  • Grasp vital concepts easily thanks to concise, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly format—now presented in full color throughout.

  • Gain a detailed visual understanding on how to perform ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology (Peripheral Nerve Blocks) using illustrations and high-quality images.

  • Access the full contents anywhere, anytime at www.expertconsult.com.

Basics of Anesthesia, 6th Edition

Table of Contents


1. History of Anesthesia

2. Scope of Practice

3. Approach to Learning

4. Medical Informatics


5. Basic Pharmacologic Principles

6. Clinical Cardiac and Pulmonary Physiology

7. Autonomic Nervous System

8. Inhaled Anesthetics

9. Intravenous Anesthetics

10. Opioids

11. Local Anesthetics

12. Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs


13. Preoperative Evaluation and Medication

14. Choice of Anesthetic Technique

15. Anesthesia Delivery systems

16. Airway Management

17. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

18. Peripheral Nerve Blocks

19. Positioning and Associated Risks

20. Anesthetic Monitoring

21. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gas Analysis

22. Hemostasis

23. Fluid Management

24. Blood Therapy


25. Cardiovascular Disease

26. Congenital Heart Disease

27. Chronic Pulmonary Disease

28. Renal, Liver, and Biliary Tract Disease

29. Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Disease

30. Central Nervous System

31. Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

32. Orthopedics

33. Obstetrics

34. Pediatrics

35. Elderly Patients

36. Organ Transplantation

37. Outpatient Surgery

38. Procedures Performed Outside the Operating Room


39. Postanesthesia Recovery

40. Acute Postoperative Pain Management


41. Critical Care Medicine

42. Trauma, Bioterrorism and Natural Disasters

43. Chronic Pain Management

44. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

45. Medical Direction in the Operating Room

46. Awareness under Anesthesia

47. Quality and Patient Safety

Ronald D. Miller, MD, MS, Professor Emertius of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California and Manuel Pardo, MD, Professor of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
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