Thoroughly revised and updated, this new Third Edition is a practical handbook for administering safe and effective anesthesia to pregnant women. It provides an overview of maternal physiology, physiology of labor and delivery, and the pharmacology of obstetric anesthesia agents. Management guidelines for a variety of anesthetic procedures are presented. This book serves as a fine review for managing various problems, difficult deliveries, surgery during pregnancy, in vitro fertilization, caesarian delivery, and other challenges of obstetric anesthesia. The Practice Guidelines at the end of the book have been updated to reflect the latest guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
This book describes the basic concepts of obstetricanesthesia. It is the second, updated edition of a valuablehandbook. It provides quick information about current concepts inobstetric anesthesia for residents and junior attendings. The book isvaluable for anyone involved with the care of the pregnant patient. The author has been a researcher and teacher in obstetric anesthesiafor more than 25 years. It contains excellent illustrations, withpertinent references. This handy soft-cover book fits in a coatpocket. This book is very useful to carry around for quickinformation. It serves students, interns, and residents. We willpurchase it for all our anesthesia residents.