Regional Anaesthesia in Babies and Children

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byJ. M. Peutrell, S. J. Mather

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Regional anaesthesia is currently undergoing a renaissance in paediatric anaesthetic practice, particularly in day case surgery, for post-operative pain relief and in ex-premature babies. However, most practical textbooks of local anaesthetic technique are not written with small children, andparticularly newborn infants, in mind. This practical manual has been designed to aid both those aiming to refresh their knowledge of the techniques of regional anaesthesia in babies and children, and those learning these methods for the first time. Whilst it is not intended as a substitute for direct trainig by experts, its clear andconcise text and simple diagrams make it an ideal companion to 'hands on' training in the operating theatre. Both authors have extensive experience of teaching anaestheitc trainees. The two introductory chapters of this book describe the relevant pharmacological and biological differences between infants, children and adults, and the general practical aspects of regional anaesthesia. The book is then divided into sections describing the nerve blocks of the major anatomicalregions of the body. The descriptions of the different blocks can be read independently and include the relevant anatomy, indications, specific contraindictions, equipment, drugs and dosages, Each description concludes with a step-by-step guide to the block illustrated with photographs and simplediagrams.

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Regional anaesthesia is currently undergoing a renaissance in paediatric anaesthetic practice, particularly in day case surgery, for post-operative pain relief and in ex-premature babies. However, most practical textbooks of local anaesthetic technique are not written with small children, andparticularly newborn infants, in mind. Thi...

Jane M. Peutrell is at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Stephen J. Mather is at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192624253

ISBN - 13:9780192624253

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Background and principles of regional anaesthesia in children1. General aspects of regional anaesthesie in children and babies2. Biology and pharmacology: some differencesPart 2: Techniques of regional anaesthesia: topical and infiltration anaesthesia3. Topical anaesthesia of skin and mucous membranes4. Wound instillation and infiltrationPart 3: Techniques of regional anaesthesia: nerve blockade5. Nerve blocks for dental surgery6. Great auricular nerve block7. Upper limb blocks8. Intercostal nerve block9. Nerve blocks for inguinal herniotomy and orchidopexy10. Penile block11. Nerve blocks of the lower limbPart 4: Techniques of regional anaesthesia: neuroaxial anaesthesia12. Extradural anaesthesia13. Subarachnoid anaesthesia in children14. Regional anaesthesia in awake babies

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`I really enjoyed reading this book on regional anaesthesia in children. It is easy to read because it is well organised in four chapters ... very user-friendly and a perfect learning tool ... this is a practical documentation of regional anaesthesia in children and I recommend it as a goodbasic reference manual for use buy the inexperienced as well as the experienced anaesthetist.'Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 44, no. 9, Sept 1997