Non-Operating Room Anesthesia
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The demand for anesthesiologists outside of the operating room continues to grow as the number of minimally invasive procedures proliferates and the complexity of diagnostic procedures undertaken outside of the OR increase. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia is an easy-to-access, highly visual reference that facilitates an in-depth understanding of NORA procedures and protocols needed to minimize risk and complications and to maximize growth opportunities.Table of Contents
- Effectively assess and manage risks and differences in procedures through in-depth discussions addressing the unique challenges and issues associated with non-traditional settings.
- Review the most recent knowledge with updated coverage of the use of the electrophysiology lab (EPL) and cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) in the care of the critically ill patient; patient assessment; and anesthetic considerations.
- Prepare for varying anesthetic conditions in non-OR settings with in-depth discussions on communication, management, and laboratory preparation for anticipated concerns or complications.
- Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about NORA with coverage that surpasses the depth and scope of review articles and other references.
- Focus on the practical guidance you need thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, key points boxes, drug descriptions, checklist boxes (for monitors, equipment, and drugs), and over 400 color photos that help you visualize each procedure and setting.
- Access the fully searchable contents online at Expert Consult!
The practice of non-operating room anesthesiology has spread widely in the last twenty to thirty years, Drs Weiss and Fleisher point out in this book. The three main reasons contributing to this development - which has improved patient safety - are: the growth in the number of number of drugs available, breakthroughs in medical technology, and innovations in anesthetic techniques. Well-organized material in the chapters include an introduction to the chapter title; main topics and subtopics within them; boxes with enumerated steps, for example, and other information; photos with descriptive captions; and tables with detailed information. A Conclusion and References are provided at the end of each chapter. This is an excellent work in this relatively new and growing specialization within anesthesiology. In my opinion, this is an essential book to have for any medical student or resident preparing for a practice in anesthesiology, as well as any practicing physician interested to learn more about non-operating room anesthesia. ~Nano Khilnani
By Mark S. Weiss, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Director, Inpatient Anesthesia Endoscopy Services, Perelman School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
and Lee Fleisher, MD, Robert Dunning Dripps Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania