Complications of Regional Anesthesia: Edition 2

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Completely updated and expanded, this new edition of "Regional Anesthesia: Managing Complications", 2nd edition is essential reading for advice on the prevention and management of complications associated with regional anesthesia and nerve blocks. In addition to comprehensive coverage of all potential pitfalls a practitioner may encounter, new material has been added comparing outcomes of regional and general anesthesia; regional anesthesia in the anesthetized patient; closed claims analyses; and practice guidelines to ensure patient safety.
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Brendan T. Finucane, MB BCh BAO, FRCA, FRCPC is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta and Director of Anesthesia Services at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Springer Science & Business Media
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Aug 2, 2007
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Medical / Anesthesiology
Medical / Clinical Medicine
Medical / Surgery / General
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The new edition of this practical multimedia resource shows you exactly how to perform successfully a full range of peripheral nerve block techniques. Over four hundred illustrations, the majority of which are in colour, plus online video clips, portray the relevant surface anatomy, the internal anatomy, the ultrasonographic anatomy to vividly depict correct needle placement in real patients.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-Operative Pain Relief has been extensively revised to reflect changes in contemporary practice.

Provides a detailed foundation upon which trainees and practitioners can develop their skills in peripheral nerve block.

Explains fundamental principles such as the mechanism of action of local anesthetic drugs, needle types, as well as toxicity and safety.

Uses a consistent, user-friendly format to present each nerve block’s indications, contraindications, relevant anatomy, technique, adverse effects, and complications.

Provides a complete, all-in-one resource in which each block is described in terms of its relevant anatomy, its ultrasonographic anatomy, and its clinical performance.

Shows you how to proceed using high quality clinical photographs, radiographic images and specially commissioned line drawings.

Offers "Clinical Pearls" in every chapter to help you obtain optimal results.

Each chapter in this new edition is supplemented with practical advice and examples of how to use ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks to its greatest effect.

Includes a brand new chapter on Transversus abdominis plane block.

Features more than two hours of narrated video clips via the Expert Consult online platform to demonstrate a full range of nerve block procedures and enables the user to access full text and images from any computer.

Includes the latest ultrasound guided applications for regional anesthesia and pain relief procedures.Ultrasound guided blocks are increasingly being used in the administration of nerve blocks. Reflects the rapid development and acceptance of ultrasound guided techniques. The “hot area in regional anesthesia. Includes new techniques and neural blocks such as Transversus abdominis plane block. Keeps the user up-to-date with the most effective delivery of anesthesia and analgesia. Additional commonly used procedures for pain relief. Provides comprehensive coverage of the full range of regional anesthetic techniques.

Each chapter in this new edition is supplemented with practical advice and examples of how to use ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks to its greatest effect.

Additional photographs and line drawings in the text accompanied with further online video procedures.The reader is provided with a unique visual guide to not only the approach to and anatomy of specific nerves, but also to the surrounding anatomy, its ultrasonographic anatomy and its clinical performance.. Illustrations and video loops can be used in lectures, presentations and easily downloaded into presentation software.

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