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What I Was Thinking...

 Authors: Simon Gelman, MD, PhD, FANZCA

Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

Simon Gelman started to think about writing a book seventeen years ago, at the end of his chairmanship. Initially, he saw quite a few obstacles. His hesitations were related to his lack of knowledge of the English language, lack of knowledge of American culture, and lack (rather a complete absence) of experience in writing nonmedical text. Over the years, the conceived idea was maturing, and the question of whether writing the book or not gradually converted into how to write it. Gelman managed to overcome the uncertainties and decided just to tell the story.

The first chapter of the book is a memoir. However, it is written as a retrospective analysis of the thoughts Gelman had and actions he chose at different periods of his life. The following chapters address certain subjects like how to be a chairman of an academic medical department, relationships between doctors and patients, socialism and capitalism, and anti-Semitism.

These chapters describe Gelman's views and how they changed over time, affected by his maturing and life in three different countries (Soviet Union, Israel, and United States) with very different social structures and cultures.

A few of Gelman's friends who read the first drafts of this book were saying that these chapters that describe his changing views on the subjects can be helpful to understand many different, often not-well-justified actions in human lives. The book does not suggest what should be done in one or another circumstance. It rather tells the story of how and why the decisions (right or wrong) were made depending on the background and acquired knowledge. 

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Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

Authors: Catherine Marcucci, M.D.; Brian Gierl, M.D.; Jeffrey Kirsch, M.D., FASA

Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

The full-color Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors, significantly updated for this second edition, combines patient safety information and evidence-based guidance for over 300 commonly encountered clinical situations. With a format that suggests conversations between an attending and a trainee, the book helps you identify potential problems and develop a treatment plan to minimize the problem. Brief, easy-to-read chapters cover basic and advanced topics and help you digest information in minutes!

  • Now with 30% more topics than the first edition.
  • Contributors now include more international authors and Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).
  • Coverage spans the entire field of Anesthesiology—including subspecialties such as airway management, critical care and pain medicine.
  • Features critical updates to popular chapters and sections related to legal issues, professional practice topics and coding and payment.
  • Part of the Avoiding Common Errors series, which presents hard-earned clinical wisdom in an informal, easy-to-read style.

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The Anesthesia Technician and Technologist’s Manual

Authors: Glenn Woodworth, M.D.; Jeffrey R. Kirsch, M.D.; Shannon Sayers-Rana, B.S., Cer AT

The Anesthesia Technician and Technologist’s Manual

Description from the publisher: The first of its kind, The Anesthesia Technician and Technologist’s Manual, fills a critical gap in the material available to support the education and training of anesthesia technicians and technologists. The role of the anesthesia technician in the perioperative environment has been expanding to keep pace with the rapid innovations in anesthesiology and surgery and this textbook will provide the support you need while attending an anesthesia technician education program, studying for certification, or advancing your knowledge.

This resource is arranged into six sections: Careers in Anesthesia Technology; Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology; Principles of Anesthesia; Equipment Setup, Operation, and Maintenance; Operating Room and Hospital Environment; and Operating Room Emergencies.

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The Anesthesia Technologist's Manual

Authors: Emily Guimaraes, M.D.; Jeffrey Kirsch, M.D., FASA; Glenn Woodworth, M.D; Matthew Davis MAT Cer ATT

This unique manual is an ideal resource for anesthesia technicians and technologists and those studying for certification (CerATT) in the field. It offers well-illustrated, comprehensive coverage of every aspect of day-to-day practice and workflow, with sections on Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology; Anesthesia Practice; Anesthesia Equipment and Technology; Emergencies, and more. From explanations of who’s who in the operating room to detailed, step-by-step instructions on equipment maintenance, this practical manual ensures that readers will have current, complete information on the core knowledge they need to know in anesthesia technology.

  • Features new chapters on temperature management, MRI safety, radiation safety, local anesthetic toxicity, autotransfusion devices, resource planning, and legal and regulatory issues.
  • Updated and expanded information on the respiratory system and airway tools and devices.
  • Covers special topics such as pediatric and obstetric anesthesia, anesthesia outside the OR, patient transport, and emergencies from cardiac arrest to fire, with emphasis on the role of the anesthesia technologist in management.
  • Detailed coverage of what you need to know on intraaortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices, pacemakers, and other technical challenges.
  • Includes more than 350 questions with detailed answers, reviewing knowledge contained in each chapter and assisting with preparation for the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) exam.
  • Includes hundreds of full-color illustrations to help you visualize anatomy, surgical positioning, and more.

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Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care: Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Successful Management of Perioperative Complications

Editors: Ansgar M. Brambrink, M.D., Ph.D.; Jeffrey Kirsch, M.D., FASA

This comprehensive, evidence-based book is intended to serve as a reference for medical practitioners involved in the perioperative care of neurosurgical patients. Fundamental aspects of neuroanesthesiology and neurocritical care are thoroughly examined across 101 chapters, outlining key elements that are crucial to a care provider’s knowledge of the practice. These elements include specific diagnostic procedures and treatment options, concepts and applicable details of the available neurosurgical interventions and techniques, and mechanisms necessary to provide top of the line care for patients. Each chapter features definitive and distinct areas of this multi-specialty discipline, and is designed to guide the reader from problem to solution in situations that can arise in the clinical setting.

Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care, 2nd edition is a problem-oriented approach textbook that will aid a wide variety of readers in handling day-to-day issues and developments relevant to the perioperative care of neurosurgical patients.

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A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions

Editors: Catherine Marcucci, M.D.; Michael P. Hutchens, M.D.; Erica D. Wittwer, M.D.; Toby N. Weingarten, M.D.; Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D.; Wayne T. Nicholson, M.D.; Kirk Lawlani M.D., F.R.C.A., M.C.R.; David G. Metro, M.D., FASA; Randal O. Dull, M.D., Ph.D.; Christopher E. Swide, M.D., M.S.; F. Jacob Seagull, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Kirsch, M.D., FASA; Neil B. Sandson, M.D.

The occurrence of deleterious or even fatal drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in the perioperative period is no longer a theoretical concern but a harrowing reality. A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions addresses the complex realm of pharmacokinetic drug interactions in an easy-to-read volume that functions as both a comprehensive clinical reference and a casebook. The book presents a summary of the core concepts of drug interactions; an organized, annotated presentation of the drug interactions most relevant to the perioperative clinician; and approximately 200 case scenarios that highlight specific drug interactions. This book fills a real void in the clinical literature and is invaluable to anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as trainees in both specialties; intensive care staff, including physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses; and nurse practitioners who staff preoperative evaluation clinics.

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Laughing and Crying about Anesthesia: A Memoir of Risk and Safety

Author: Gerald Zeitlin, M.D.

Description from the author: Laughing and Crying about Anesthesia is the memoir of an anesthesiologist who lived through an era in which the specialty metamorphosed from a primitive and empirical non-science to the sophisticated care that surgical patients benefit from today. When Dr. Zeitlin gave his first anesthetic in the United Kingdom in October 1958, one patient died every 1,500 applications.

He gives the reader an intimate view of what actually occurs when a patient in surgery receives general anesthesia. He believes this is the first book to do this. Dr. Zeitlin recounts his own early frightened, untutored days and continues with illuminating and powerful stories about the operating room and its inhabitants both in private practice and later, when we emigrated to America, in academic hospital departments.

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