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Purchase Anesthesiology Books
The authors of these anesthesia-related publications generously donate all or part of their book royalties to FAER. When you purchase a book, you not only advance your knowledge but also support FAER.
Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors
Authors: Catherine Marcucci, MD; Norman A. Cohen, MD; David G. Metro, MD; Jeffrey R. Kirsch, MD
This pocket book succinctly describes 215 common, serious errors made by attendings, residents, fellows, CRNAs, and practicing anesthesiologists in the practice of anesthesia and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference.
Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario, a short review of the relevant physiology and/or pharmacology, and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate. The book also includes important chapters on human factors, legal issues, CPT coding, and how to select a practice.
1. Succinct, practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding 215 common, serious errors in the practice of anesthesia
2. Geared to anesthesia providers in all stages of their careers–medical students and student nurse anesthetists, residents, fellows, and practicing anesthesiologists and CRNAs
3. Easy to read immediately before the start of a rotation or to use for quick reference
4. Each error described in a quick-reading one-page entry including:
- a brief clinical scenario
- a short review of the relevant physiology and/or pharmacology
- tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem
The Anesthesia Technician and Technologist’s Manual
Authors: Glenn Woodworth, MD; Jeffrey R. Kirsch, MD; Shannon Sayers-Rana, BS, Cer AT
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.
A Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions
Editors: Marcucci, C., Hutchens, M.P., Wittwer, E.D., Weingarten, T.N., Sprung, J., Nicholson, W.T., Lalwani, K., Metro, D.G., Dull, R.O., Swide, C.E., Seagull, F.J., Kirsch, J.R., Sandson, N.B. (Eds.)
Description from the publisher: 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.
Laughing and Crying about Anesthesia: A Memoir of Risk and Safety
by Gerald Zeitlin, MD
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.