Obstetrical Anesthesia Procedures provides timely updates in the field of obstetrical anesthesia and provides a concise, up-to-date, evidence-based and richly illustrated book ...
Obstetrical Anesthesia Procedures
provides timely updates in the field of obstetrical anesthesia and provides a concise, up-to-date, evidence-based and richly illustrated book for students, trainees, and practicing clinicians. The book comprehensively covers a robust list of topics focused to improve understanding in the field with emphasis on recent developments in clinical practices, technology, and procedures. This book describes all the essential topics that are required for the practitioner to quickly assess the patient and risk stratify them, decide on the type of analgesic and anesthetic plan that is most appropriate for the patient, its feasibility and safety, provide expert consultation to the other members of the obstetric team, manage anesthesia care and complications, and arrange for advanced care if needed. There are special considerations for pregnant patients undergoing non-obstetric surgery, anesthesia for assisted reproductive technologies, and anesthetic management of operations on placental support. It is also important to develop the skills needed to perform antenatal evaluation of high-risk parturients and understand the physiology of pregnancy and peripartum anesthetic implications of co-existing conditions involving hematologic, cardiac, neurological, renal, endocrine and pulmonary systems. There are also special considerations for parturients with pregnancy-induced hypertension, multiple gestations, abnormal fetal presentation, preterm labor, obstetric hemorrhage, and trauma in pregnancy. There are pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management options for labor, caesarean delivery, and postoperative pain. This includes management of intravenous and oral analgesics, understanding of drug pharmacology and its effect on the mother and the baby, neuraxial techniques (spinal, epidural, combined spinal-epidural) and peripheral nerve blocks.Less