Nurse Anesthesia Secrets, part of the Nursing Secrets series, provides certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and nurse anesthesia students with a comprehensive review of topics relevant to nurse anesthesia practice. Organized in an easily accessible question & answer format, the text includes clinically relevant topics, such as equipment, anesthetic management for patients with specific disorders, pharmacology, anesthetic considerations for specific surgical procedures and many more. This format also provides an easy-to-use and comprehensive reference that helps everyone from the busy practitioner researching a case management issue to the student researching and preparing a plan of care.
Lists 50 Top Secrets of nurse anesthesia practice in the front matter for quick reference.
Features Key Points boxes to emphasize the most important material in the chapter.
Provides Internet Resources in each chapter for further studying and reference.
Uses an effective two-color layout to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding nurse anesthesia practice.
Designed for nurse anesthesia students and CRNA practitioners.
Highlights intraopertive monitoring, anesthesia techniques, anesthesia implications of specific disorders, and anesthetic management for specific surgeries.
Section I. Anesthesia Equipment and Monitors describes important concepts for safe monitoring and patient positioning during anesthesia.
Section II. Clinical Pharmacology describes common medications used or encountered in the perioperative period. Indications, mechanisms of action, and side effects are highlighted.
Section III. Disorders and Disease States describes physiologic principles and anesthesia principles associated with specific systems. The anesthetic management of patients with specific disorders is also covered.
Section IV. Surgical Procedures describes common surgical procedures and their anesthetic management.
Section V. Special Patient Populations describes important anesthetic management concepts for selected patient groups, including geriatric, obese, and pediatric patients.
Section VI. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management describes commonly used regional anesthesia techniques and key concepts regarding pain management.
Section VII. Special Considerations describes miscellaneous concepts that are relevant to nurse anesthesia practice, including professional structure, legal terminology, and latex allergy.
I. Anesthesia Equipment and Monitors 1. The Operating Room 2. The Anesthesia Machine 3. Anesthesia Circuits 4. Airway Management 5. EKG Monitoring 6. Standard Patient Monitors 7. Advanced Hemodynamic Monitors 8. Patient Positioning
II. Clinical Pharmacology 9. Inhalation Anesthetics 10. Induction Drugs 11. Narcotics and Benzodiazepines 12. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 13. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Anticholinergic Drugs 14. Inotropes and Vasoactive Drugs 15. Local Anesthetics 16. Antiemetics and Diuretics 17. Drugs Affecting Coagulation 18. Herbal Products
III. DISORDERS AND DISEASE STATES 19. Cardiovascular Disease 20. Respiratory Disease 21. Neurological Disorders 22. Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders 23. Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances 24. Coagulation and Hematologic Disorders 25. Fluid Management and Transfusion 26. Acid-Base Balance 27. Renal Disease 28. Gastrointestinal Disorders 29. Liver Disease 30. Endocrine Disorders
IV. Surgical Procedures 31. Genitourinary Surgery 32. Ophthalmic Surgery 33. Orthopedic Surgery 34. Vascular Surgery 35. Cardiac Surgery 36. Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery 37. Non-Cardiac Thoracic Surgery 38. Neuroskeletal Surgery 39. Neurosurgery 40. Laparoscopic Surgery
VI. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 50. Spinal Anesthesia 51. Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia 52. Intravenous Regional Anesthesia 53. Peripheral Nerve Blocks 54. Pain Management
VII. Special Considerations 55. Latex Allergy 56. Temperature Disturbances 57. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 58. Devices for Managing Cardiac Arrhythmias 59. History and Organizational Structure of the Nurse Anesthesia Profession 60. Legal Terminology
By Mary C. Karlet, CRNA, PhD, Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Duke University School of Nursing; Durham, North Carolina