What type of anesthesia is used—and how it is applied—directly affects postoperative comfort as well as mental clarity and rehabilitation. This book describes the various options for anesthesia, how they can be used together for the best possible surgical outcome and optimal pain management, and their associated complications and risks.
Dr. Orebaugh focuses especially on the benefits of regional anesthesia. When appropriately applied—whether alone or with other methods—spinal and peripheral nerve blocks often lead to better recovery and reduced pain. With as many as half of all surgical patients experiencing poorly controlled postoperative pain, regional anesthetic nerve blocks can help significantly in managing this pain while reducing the side effects of general anesthetics and pain medications.
A better understanding of anesthesia will reassure people contemplating surgery and equip them to take the necessary steps toward healthy recovery. Knowing their options, they can have informed conversations with their doctor and indicate a preference for a specific anesthetic treatment. Written by a compassionate and experienced anesthesiologist and backed by scientifically accurate information and the latest research, this book will help patients do just that.
Steven L. Orebaugh, M.D., is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he is also an associate professor of critical care.
Full-colour diagrams, photographs and key fact boxes supporteasy understanding of the theory of anaesthetics allowing confidenttransfer of information into clinical practice.
This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated toreflect recent developments within the anaesthetics specialty andis fully supported by a wide-range of self-assessments for studyand revision purposes together with a range of 'tips foranaesthesia attachments' that start each chapter.
Whether you need to develop your knowledge for clinicalpractice, or refresh that knowledge in the run-up to examinations,Lecture Notes Clinical Anaesthesia will help foster asystematic approach to the clinical situation for all medicalstudents and hospital doctors.
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