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Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia 1st Edition by Sass Elisha, ISBN-13: 978-0763763879



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1st edition (December 23, 2009)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 700 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 076376387X
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0763763879

Nurse anesthetists have contributed in myriad ways to the practice of anesthesia. These include involvement in research, education, and the many technological advances that are the cornerstone of modern surgery and anesthesia practice. However, the most important contribution has come in the realm of patient care. For many decades, nurse anesthetists have been an integral part of the evolution of clinical practice. Our observations and innovative methods related to clinical care have been essential to the remarkable safety record associated with current anesthesia practice. The complexity and diversity of surgeries performed today were unthinkable just a few years ago and their success in part is due to the excellence of nurse anesthesia practice. The approach to patient care and critical assessment tools used by nurse anesthetists are a model that can be widely applied in many patient care situations. These are the concepts that are the foundation for this book.

This is the first book written by nurse anesthetists to use the case study format for describing an array of procedures and disease states encountered in modern anesthesia practice. In order to properly care for our patients, the perioperative period must be viewed on a continuum within the total surgical experience. This book presents clinical case studies in anesthesia which mirror the thought processes required for successful clinical practice. Each case and patient scenario is discussed from the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative perspective. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, surgical intervention, anesthesia case management, and postoperative considerations are thoroughly discussed and evaluated. Key points, suggested readings, and review questions are presented, which further enhance the effect of the educational material.

Dr. Elisha has gathered together a wide variety of national experts to share their knowledge and suggestions on the most current clinical practices. The easily readable case based format will feel familiar to student registered nurse anesthetists and anesthetists in clinical practice. This book is an invaluable resource for the practicing clinician. I am confident that you will enjoy reading and rereading this textbook and that it will become a permanent part of your medical library.


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