• Hurford Clinical Anesthesia Procedures

    The newly revised Seventh Edition of the best-selling handbook, Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital is now available in PDA format.

    This easy-to-navigate handheld reference provides instant access to current, comprehensive, concise, consistent, and clinically relevant guidelines for anesthesia procedures throughout the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods and in the ICU.

    Coverage includes:

    • a comprehensive, alphabetical drug appendix
    • adult and pediatric resuscitation guidelines
    • an anesthesia machine checklist
    • information on complementary and alternative medicine and end-of-life issues

    This edition includes new information on quality assessment, patient safety, the electronic medical record, and new techniques and medications.

    Platform: Palm OS, Windows CE, and Pocket PC handheld devices


    Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia

    1. Evaluating the Patient Before Anesthesia
    2. Specific Considerations with Cardiac Disease
    3. Specific Considerations with Pulmonary Disease
    4. Specific Considerations with Renal Disease
    5. Specific Considerations with Liver Disease
    6. Specific Considerations with Endocrine Disease
    7. Infectious Diseases and Infection Control in Anesthesia

    Administration of Anesthesia

    1. Safety in Anesthesia
    2. The Anesthesia Machine
    3. Monitoring
    4. Intravenous and Inhalation Anesthetics
    5. Neuromuscular Blockade
    6. Airway Evaluation and Management
    7. Administration of General Anesthesia
    8. Local Anesthetics
    9. Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia
    10. Regional Anesthesia
    11. Intra-anesthetic Problems
    12. Perioperative Hemodynamic Control
    13. Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery
    14. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
    15. Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
    16. Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery
    17. Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
    18. Anesthesia for Head and Neck Surgery
    19. Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery
    20. Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients
    21. Anesthesia for Surgical Emergencies in the Neonate
    22. Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery
    23. Anesthesia for Obstetrics and Gynecology
    24. Ambulatory Anesthesia
    25. Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room
    26. Anesthesia for Trauma and Burns
    27. Transfusion Therapy

    Perioperative Issues

    1. The Postanesthesia Care Unit
    2. Perioperative Respiratory Failure
    3. Adult, Pediatric, and Newborn Resuscitation
    4. Pain
    5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    6. Ethical and End-of-Life Issues


    • Supplementary Drug Information
    • Normal Laboratory Values for Blood


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