This book provides a comprehensive overview of current practices in pediatric perioperative care.
Current knowledge on vascular and nonvascular access, regional anesthesia, and noninvasive cardiovascular and respiratory monitoring is described. The prevention and treatment of postoperative pain and unsettled behavior after surgery, as well as the long-term consequences of anesthesia and surgery are discussed. Prevention of chronic postsurgical pain and the brain damage that may be associated with anesthesia and surgery are also considered.
The opening section is dedicated to patient care prior to surgery and includes preoperative assessment and preparation. Care in the intraoperative period is then described, including the appropriate care when performing surgery in different locations and in various specialties, such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, and abdominal and urological surgery. The subsequent section addresses perioperative care in children with special conditions, such as difficult airway, metabolic or neuromuscular diseases, or cancer. The remainder of the book is devoted to a range of further important topics and postoperative care.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 471
Weight: 8268 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
"It should be considered `one stop shopping' for information on the perioperative management of pediatric surgical patients. Each chapter is short and succinct but provides the essential information in handbook style. ... An additional highlight of this book is the comprehensive index, which is very well organized and allows the reader to easily locate the subject of interest. Throughout the book, information is presented in a manner appropriate for both trainee and seasoned clinician." (Lynne R. Ferrari, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 123 (4), October, 2016)
"The writing is clear and easy to understand. The book can readily be used and understood by students, faculty, residents, and fellows. The book is divided into three major sections that correspond to the traditional divisions of surgical care: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative." (Robert M. Arensman, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)