From basic science to complications to various anesthesia techniques, the meticulously updated, Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 5th edition (PDF) covers all you need to know about obstetric anesthesia. An editorial team of leading authorities presents the latest on anesthesia techniques for delivery and labor and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy. New chapters and rewritten versions of key chapters cover topics such as psychiatric disorders in the pregnant patient, neurologic disorders, and critical care of obstetric patients. It is an invaluable, comprehensive reference etextbook for specialists in obstetric anesthesiology and obstetricians, as well as obstetric and anesthesiology residents. This ebook also serves as a user-friendly, clear guide for both obstetricians and anesthesiologists who are in clinical practice.
- Search and retain difficult concepts easily with the help of key point summaries in each chapter.
- Choose the best drugs available while adhering to the most recent guidelines for obstetric anesthesia.
- Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
- Master the current best practices you need to know for treating the fetus and the mother as separate patients—each with distinct needs.
- Know exactly how to proceed. An abundance of tables and boxes illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.
- Get all the expertise, accuracy and dependability you could ask for from the most important names in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine.
- Prevent and plan for potential complications associated with the advancing age of pregnant women. An extensive, state-of-the art discussion of “critical care of obstetric patients” equips you to address any special considerations for this increasing segment.
- Stay current on the latest developments and advancements with sweeping updates and new chapters on topics such as patient safety and team approach, transthoracic echocardiography and noninvasive measurement of cardiac output in obstetric patients, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, neurologic injuries, and more.
“Chestnut and his 79 expert contributors have once again released a current guide to obstetric anesthesia that proves useful to both junior learners and subspecialty providers.” – Allana Munro, MD and Ronald B. George, MD, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2015
“It is an ebook that might be useful to anaesthetic consultants with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia, perhaps when faced with one of those complex and rare clinical problems that sometimes crop up unexpectedly. Certainly, higher trainees with an interest in the sub-speciality would find immense value in its detailed and thorough coverage. It would also function well as an oracle of knowledge for people of any background searching for answers in this field”. Reviewed by British Journal of Anaesthesia, May 2015
“It has been 5 years since the last edition of Obstetric Anesthesia Principles and Practice was released. In the interim, there has been significant change in obstetric anesthesia practice, with an emphasis on noninvasive technologies for hemodynamic monitoring, ultrasound for regional anesthesia, and new labor analgesia modalities for delivery. These innovations are successfully incorporated into the 5th edition of the textbook which consists of 55 chapters descriptively organized into 10 parts.” Reviewed by Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Apr 2015