From the experts at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia - one of the world's leading programs for practice, education, and research in the field - comes this concise, full-color tutorial for mastering or updating your expertise in nerve block techniques. Featuring 350 illustrations, including 175 life-like, full-color clinical photographs of actual patients, "Peripheral Nerve Blocks" provides the most practical, state-of-the-art guidance for most major nerve block procedures.A standardized, user-friendly format provides meticulous, step-by-step instructions for each procedure including: general considerations; indications; functional anatomy; patient positioning; equipment; choice of local anesthetic; distribution of anesthesia; surface and anatomical landmarks; single shot and continuous techniques; and, complications and how to avoid them. All chapters begin with a unique "Block at a Glance" feature that serves as a "flash card" and conveniently lists the most important, salient features of each block such as: indications, landmarks, equipment, anesthetic, and level of complexity.In addition, a separate "Keys To Success with Nerve Blocks" chapter conveniently summarizes general guidelines for selection of techniques.
This work features: clear, accurate, step-by-step instructions for most major nerve block procedures in real patients; numerous detailed and clinically insightful descriptions and illustrations, without distracting theoretical considerations; brilliant, full-color original illustrations and clinical photographs that illuminate each procedure with unparalleled detail; numerous tips and goals specific to every procedure; tables with choice of local anesthetics specific for each nerve block procedure; separate chapters cover equipment and patient monitoring, essential anatomy, clinical pharmacology, neurologic complications, and more; and, suggested readings included in every chapter.Highly instructive, beautifully illustrated, and superbly written, "Peripheral Nerve Blocks" serves as your personal "hands-on" workshop to learn and utilize state-of-the-art nerve block techniques - an ever-increasing portion of your daily practice. It should be an integral part of your anesthesiology library.