Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia 2nd Edition pdf
Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia 2nd Edition pdf remains a developmentally-based guide to anesthesiologists caring for children. It continues to reflect the pragmatic opinions and experience of the authors as practicing pediatric anesthesiologists. Other than technical aspects of size adjustment and equipment as well as personnel, diseases of adults occurring in children are not terribly different.
However, there are many diseases of children (including older children) that are not within the broad realm of the generalist anesthesiologist. Therefore, the growth and development basis for understanding pediatric anesthesia continues to make sense to us philosophically. Preparation for a pediatric anesthetic must begin, in the most practical sense, by understanding the reason for the abnormality in the first place.
Anyone can memorize the steps of what to do, but an understanding, even if brief, of the reason for an anomaly will inform decisions about anesthetic and further medical care and will help to sort out evolving problems and influence anesthetic technique choices. At the same time, a methodical approach, once the underlying embryology, anatomy, and surgery is understood, will help the anesthesiologist prepare for the best induction, maintenance, and emergence technique as well as specific monitoring and equipment readiness.
Advances in the field have been made since the publication of the first edition in 2008. Extant chapters have been updated and new clinical and conceptual areas have been added, including anesthesia for vascular anomalies and children suffering from obesity in Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia 2nd Edition pdf.
Author had also included a chapter on the perioperative surgical experience from the surgeon’s perspective and one on training and education in pediatric anesthesia, again framing these offerings within a developmental context. All of this information should be rapidly and easily retrievable from the formatting and layout of the text.