The fifth edition of Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook has been reorganized and revised to both update the content and help expedite the retrieval of the most pertinent information. New chapters include "Pain of Labor and Delivery" and "Effects of Epidural Analgesia on Labor and the Infant." An appendix has been added that includes the most recent national guidelines for obstetric anesthesia. With numerous illustrations and tables, as well as updates regarding new medications and techniques, this esteemed handbook is more valuable than ever.
Pankaj K. Sikka, MD, PhD, is a staff anesthesiologist at Health Alliance and Emerson Hospitals in Massachusetts. He completed his anesthesia residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a PhD in pharmacology at LSU Medical Center. He has held academic faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Medical School. He was the first ever to culture rat kidney cells in vitro, making it easy and inexpensive to perform experiments. He is a member of the task force on the ASA-SEE program. His research interests include patient safety, novel anesthetic drugs and operating room efficiency.
This book is part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Series which provides focused volumes on the use of simulation in a single specialty or on a specific simulation topic and emphasizes practical considerations and guidance.