Surgical Procedures and Anesthetic Implications: A Handbook for Nurse Anesthesia Practice

ISBN: 9780763780579
ISBN-10: 076378057X
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 1st
Editor: Macksey, Lynn Fitzgerald
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Kathleen Woodruff,  DNP, RN, ANP-BC  (USC School of Social Work)
This comprehensive review of the practical aspects of an exhaustive variety of surgeries does not provide all of the specific surgical information; rather it focuses on the most important core information for each procedure.
The purpose is to assist certified registered nurse anesthetists with the general progression with each clinical case, and the book focuses on the information pertinent to the anesthesia plan.
The audience includes students in nurse anesthesia programs and practicing certified registered nurse anesthetists. The authors are all knowledgeable and experienced in surgical procedures and anesthesia.
The book covers important areas such as safety concerns and positioning of the patient and includes an in-depth presentation of specific anesthesia techniques and medications. The specific procedural information is organized by body systems, which is clarified by the many tables and figures. Each chapter includes specific OR pearls. An interesting feature is the Spanish/English anesthesia translator.
This well-written and well-organized book focuses on the primary concerns of the anesthesia provider and delivers clear and up-to-date information. This is a valuable resource for CRNA clinicians and students.
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