Anesthesia Crash Course

Paperback | December 16, 2008

byCharles Horton

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Anesthesia Crash Course is uniquely positioned to address the needs of new trainees in anesthesia. This book is written in a conversational tone, avoiding unnecessary jargon and distilling the key concepts of anesthesia into easy-to-remember tidbits - an approach in increasing demand bymedical students and junior physicians. The audience for this book is chiefly new anesthesia residents, interns, medical students who rotate through anesthesia services, and nurse anesthetists. By demystifying the world of anesthesia, it provides a welcome resource to medical students and RNs who are considering additional training inthis popular but poorly understood specialty. Surgical residents who feel they're not up to speed with what's happening on the other side of the "ether screen" would certainly also benefit from reading Anesthesia Crash Course. New anesthesia trainees face an extremely daunting learning curve. As they progress through training, they will read longer and more detailed treatises on every aspect of modern anesthesia. It is not realistic to imagine that someone might finish such a book in the first week of his or her training!Anesthesia Crash Course wil serve as a bridge between a trainee's pre-anesthesia experience and more formal training. It can be read in the last month of internship, or in evenings while completing the first few weeks of anesthesia training. It can also serve as a medical student's accompaniment fora two-week anesthesia elective.

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Anesthesia Crash Course is uniquely positioned to address the needs of new trainees in anesthesia. This book is written in a conversational tone, avoiding unnecessary jargon and distilling the key concepts of anesthesia into easy-to-remember tidbits - an approach in increasing demand bymedical students and junior physicians. The audien...

Charles Horton is a Resident in Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.12 × 7.8 × 0.71 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195371879

ISBN - 13:9780195371871

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Table of Contents

Contributors1. The Anatomy of an Anesthesia Machine (in Words Normal People Can Understand)2. The How and Why of a Good Machine Check3. Better Living through Chemistry: Anesthetic Pharmacology4. What Are They Gonna' Do To You?! (Pre-Operative Evaluation and Consent)5. The ABCs Start With "Airway" (or, How to Intubate and Maintain Anesthesia)6. Waking Up and Hitting the Road: Extubation, Post-Op, and Giving Report7. Don't Launch Your Lunch: Anti-Nausea Therapy8. Big No-No's9. Sharp Objects, Part I: IVs, Arterial Lines, and Central Lines10. Sharp Objects, Part II: Epidurals and Spinals11. Less Filling, Tastes Great: A Few Anesthesia Controversies12. What If? - A Brief Guide to Various Situations13. Anesthesia: From the Past to the Future14. You Call it a What? (A Brief Glossary of Anesthesia Terms)

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"...a satisfying, light introduction to...the specialty." --Doody's