Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care

Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care : Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Successful Management of Perioperative Complications

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This handbook is aimed at first-line health care providers involved in the perioperative care of adult and pediatric neurosurgical patients. It is unique in its systematic focus on how to deal with common and important clinical challenges encountered in day-to-day practice in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU and is designed as a problem-solving tool for all members of the perioperative medicine team: trainees and faculty in anesthesiology, neurosurgery, and critical care; nurses; nurse anesthetists; and physician's assistants. * Encompasses clinical continuum from neurosurgical pre-op to critical care - plus anesthesia in neuroradiology * Adult and pediatric care * Structured algorithmic approach supports clinical decision-making * Succinct presentation of clinically relevant basic science * End-of-chapter summaries, with suggestions for further reading * Collaborative approach and multidisciplinary nature of perioperative medicine emphasized * Extensive summary tables * Portable and formatted for quick retrieval of information * Ideal for use in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU

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  • Paperback | 913 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 50mm | 1,319.95g
  • 30 Dec 2011
  • Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 2012
  • 45 black & white illustrations, 15 colour illustrations, 282 black & white tables, biography
  • 0387095616
  • 9780387095615
  • 754,913

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Ansgar M. Brambrink, MD, PhD Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine Portland, OR 97239 USA Jeffrey R. Kirsch, MD Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine Portland, OR 97239 USA

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From the book reviews: "This is an excellent text about the medical and surgical management of complications, prevention, mitigation for neurosurgery. ... I recommend this book to neurocritical care physicians, anesthetists, fellows, students, neurologists, & neurosurgeons. This is both a useful reference for the inexperienced and more advanced practioner." (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, November, 2014) "Edited by two well-respected clinicians ... . This book is unique as a clinical handbook that essentially covers the major topics of neuroanesthesia in their entirety... . this is well-written, well-edited, and well-organized ... covers the diversity of perioperative complications and emergencies in neuroanesthesia and critical care. ... the impressive list of contributors ... have drawn on decades of collective experience while creating this work. ... offers good value ... a positive addition to the clinician's library." (Ryan S. Smith and Rosemary Ann Craen, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 60, November, 2012) "Veritable compendium ... . The contributors ... have been chosen from a wide range of centers ... . A multispecialty approach is emphasized, with representation not just from the anesthetic community ... but also from neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, internists, nursing, and pain management ... . most valuable ... . Chapters are short, concise, and well written. ... The book will not fit into a back pocket but could find a place in the drawer of the anesthetic machine." (Elizabeth A. M. Frost, Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, Vol. 24(4), October, 2012) "This is a handbook on the perioperative and critical care of neurosurgical patients. The purpose is to provide a quick reference for all healthcare professionals who care for neurosurgical patients, in both the perioperative and critical care setting. ... Although written for a broad audience, from students to attending physicians, it is most appropriate for nurses and beginning residents." (Daniel S. Rubin, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2012) "A welcome arrival ... .it provides a comprehensive series of diagnostic analyses and structured algorithmic approaches in all key areas. A major strength ... is its breadth and excellent organisation into 91 short chapters ... . Many flow diagrams are provided, illustrating diagnostic protocols for an extensive set of scenarios ... . Encompassing both adult and paediatric anaesthesia, the book has considerable depth of knowledge and detail ... . I strongly recommend this handbook ... it should find its way onto the book shelves of all neuroanaesthetists ... ." (J. Fraser, Anaesthesia, 2012)

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This handbook is aimed at first-line health care providers involved in the perioperative care of adult and pediatric neurosurgical patients. It is unique in its systematic focus on how to deal with common and important clinical challenges encountered in day-to-day practice in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU and is designed as a problem-solving tool for all members of the perioperative medicine team: trainees and faculty in anesthesiology, neurosurgery, and critical care; nurses; nurse anesthetists; and physician s assistants. Encompasses clinical continuum from neurosurgical pre-op to critical care plus anesthesia in neuroradiology Adult and pediatric care Structured algorithmic approach supports clinical decision-making Succinct presentation of clinically relevant basic science End-of-chapter summaries, with suggestions for further reading Collaborative approach and multidisciplinary nature of perioperative medicine emphasized Extensive summary tables Portable and formatted for quick retrieval of information Ideal for use in the OR, the PACU, and the ICU"

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