Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia

Paperback | June 11, 2008

EditorRebecca S. Twersky, Beverly K. Philip

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This second edition of the Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current practice guidelines and trends in ambulatory anesthesia. This practical manual covers preoperative evaluation, patient and procedure selection, anesthetic techniques, postoperative management, and quality assurance. Additionally, the editors have included all new information on anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery as well as office-based procedures. Written and edited by experts who have developed successful practices at the world's leading institutions, Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia includes a broad representation of perspectives and approaches for practitioners in every ambulatory setting.

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This second edition of the Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current practice guidelines and trends in ambulatory anesthesia. This practical manual covers preoperative evaluation, patient and procedure selection, anesthetic techniques, postoperative management, and quality assurance. ...

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Surgical care has undergone a dramatic shift in the past few decades away from inpatient-hospital to ambulatory procedures. More and more, ambulatory surgical centers have become the facility of choice for many types of operations. Advances in minimally invasive surgery, anesthesia techniques and other technological advances will only ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.04 inPublished:June 11, 2008Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387733280

ISBN - 13:9780387733289

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Table of Contents

Presurgical Evaluation and Laboratory Testing.- Common and Special Ambulatory Procedures.- Office-Based Anesthesia.- Management Dilemmas of Adult Patients.- Management Dilemmas of Pediatric Patients.- General Pediatric Considerations.- Preoperative Preparation.- General Anesthesia.- Regional Anesthesia.- Sedation Techniques.- Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room.- Postanesthesia Care Recovery and Management.- Discharge Process.- Complications and Quality Assurance.- Cost Containment in Ambulatory Surgery.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"This book provides guidance to practitioners on the clinical and administrative aspects of outpatient anesthesia. Anesthesia providers at all stages of their careers will find this book helpful in expanding their knowledge of the concepts of ambulatory anesthesia and in managing relevant practical matters. Other health professionals involved in ambulatory procedures will also benefit . . This excellent reference with a unique focus on the practice of outpatient anesthesia is a valuable educational tool for all health professionals participating in outpatient surgery care." (Zdravka Zafirova, Doody's Review Service, August 2008)"This book will be indispensable to any physician or group setting up a new ASC or office-practice. Chapter 15 (on profitability, efficiency, and cost) should be mandatory reading for any physician of any specialty, even if they never set foot in an ASC. The book's author team has also expanded in number and, therefore, in the breadth of their experience. Most readers will recognize that the group includes academic and private practitioners who populate the podia of national meetings on anesthesia and ambulatory practice, year in and year out." (Douglas G. Merrill, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 108 (1), January 2009)"The book conveys valuable information regarding the logistics, regulation, accreditation, administration, and quality control of ambulatory surgical centres. This is the real strength of this book. In conclusion, this handbook would be a worthwhile resource for any anesthesiologist who may be establishing a new ambulatory centre, negotiating financial terms to provide private office based anesthesia, or administering the recovery and discharge process for his/her local hospital." (Andy Meikle, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 55 (11), 2008)