Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia, 2nd Edition
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Safely and effectively perform regional nerve blocks with Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia, 2nd Edition. Using a wealth of step-by-step videos and images, Dr. Andrew T. Gray shows you how to use the latest methods to improve the success rate of these techniques.
"Having read this book, I can understand the enthusiasm that many of my colleagues have for the use of ultrasound and how this also greatly improves one’s knowledge of surrounding anatomy and confidence when performing any type of regional anaesthetic block. I can now be regarded as a ‘convert’ to the great value that ultrasound provides"
Reviewed by: British Journal of Anaesthesia Date: 2014
New to This Edition
- Ensure correct needle placement with numerous 3-D and long-axis views that clearly depict surrounding structures.
- Update your skills with completely rewritten chapters on Infraclavicular, Neuraxial, and Cervical Plexus Blocks as well as entirely new chapters on Fascia Iliaca, Anterior Sciatic, Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP), and Stellate Ganglion Blocks.
- Review a full range of nerve block techniques in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner using new quick-reference summary tables.
- View author-narrated videos and access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com; assess your knowledge with the aid of a new "turn labels off" feature for each image.
- Master essential techniques through step-by-step videos demonstrating paravertebral block, transversus abdominis block, psoas nerve block, subgluteal nerve block, and more.
- Test your knowledge and prepare for the ABA exam with board-style review questions.
"With its clear and concise explanations, this is a high-quality introduction for residents or attendings who want to improve their understanding of ultrasound physics and become more proficient in the techniques for regional nerve blocks." - Daniel S Rubin, M.D.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
"As a clinician brought up initially performing blocks purely basedupon anatomy,andlater using peripheral nerve stimulators, I have always been somewhat of a dinosaur with regard to the use of ultrasound. I was therefore quite excited to be asked to review this book and felt it appropriate, coming at it from a direction of significant naivety.
This is a revised and updated second edition of the book first published in 2010. Chapters from the first addition have been extensively revised or rewritten, and four new chapters have been added to reflect advances since the first edition. The book is divided into seven sections. Within each section, there are numerous small chapters (65 in all), covering everything you could possibly want to know about the subject. In addition, there are an accompanying 15 videos, which are available online with purchase of the book, when you receive an activation code. At the end of the book, there are also four appendices with self-assessment questions and answers.
Each chapter is concise, with lots of figures and ultrasound images, which are all well labelled and complement the written word superbly, making things very easy to follow, with a useful list of references at the end. I particularly like the ‘summary tables’ of the more common regional blocks with step by step instruction for quick reference, and key points for consideration. In addition, there are ‘clinical pearls’ giving additional information and practical advice, and there are additional images and pictures, which document anatomical abnormalities that may become apparent while performing a block. I have also looked at the online videos and again these are excellent. My only criticism is that access to these online videos available may not be possible when a further edition of the book comes out, which seems a little bit mean of the publishers.
In his preface to this, Dr Gray states: We hope to provide a concise review of techniques that will improve our clinical practise along with a background that forms a foundation for these approaches. Admittedly approaches to regional anaesthesia with ultrasound are somewhat arbitrary, but it is good education to have a starting point and somereasons why such an approach is successful and safe.
In this book, Dr Gray has achieved his aims. This is an excellent book. It is extremely well written, it is simple, very visual, and easy to understand. It is clear when reading the book that the author has great experience using ultrasound, shown particularly in his lack of dogma with regard to how various blocks should be performed. I have read a lot of atlas type books and this is one of the best such books that I have seen. It is difficult to see how it could be improved.
This is a book for everyone, whether doing the occasional block, or very regular blocks, Junior or Consultant. For anyone wishing to become ‘an expert’ in the area ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia, this is an ideal starting point. Every department of anaesthesia should have access to this book and I would advise anybody who has got an interest in this area to purchase this book.
Having read this book, I can understand the enthusiasm that many of my colleagues have for the use of ultrasound and how this also greatly improves one’s knowledge of surrounding anatomy and confidence when performing any type of regional anaesthetic block. I can now be regarded as a ‘convert’ to the great value that ultrasound provides".
Reviewed by: British Journal of Anaesthesia Date: 2014
By Andrew T. Gray, MD, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, UCSF School of Medicine San Francisco, CA