By Keith J. Ruskin, Stanley H. Rosenbaum
Anesthesia Emergencies includes proper step by step details on find out how to observe, deal with, and deal with issues and emergencies through the perioperative interval. Concisely written, highlighted sections on speedy administration and probability elements make stronger crucial issues for simple memorization, whereas constant association and checklists offer ease of studying and readability. Anesthesia companies will locate this publication an quintessential source, describing evaluation and remedy of life-threatening occasions, together with airway, thoracic, surgical, pediatric, and cardiovascular emergencies. the second one variation incorporates a revised desk of contents which offers subject matters so as in their precedence in the course of emergencies, in addition to new chapters on quandary source administration and catastrophe medicine.
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Risk Factors • Trauma Prevention Although cardiac trauma is not truly a preventable phenomenon, early recognition and diagnosis of underlying pathology followed by timely intervention is key. Further Reading Cardiavascular Emergencies Bastos R, et al. Penetrating thoracic trauma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;20:19–25. Sybrandy KC, et al. Diagnosing cardiac contusion: old wisdom and new insights. Heart. 2003;89:485–489. CHAPTER 2 Special Considerations Nitrous oxide should be avoided in patients undergoing trauma surgery because an undiagnosed pneumothorax may be present.
Ensure that an appropriately sized face mask is in use. Consider the use of two-person ventilation, with one person using both hands to get a good face mask ﬁt and with the second person doing the ventilation. • Consider the use of an oral airway or a nasopharyngeal airway. • Consider inserting a supraglottic airway, such as the laryngeal mask airway (LMA). • Consider tracheal intubation. Further Reading American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difﬁcult Airway. Practice guidelines for management of the difﬁcult airway: an updated report.
3: Management of symptomatic bradycardia and tachycardia. Circulation. 2005;112:IV-67–IV-77). Hypertension Deﬁnition A blood pressure greater than 160/100 on a series of measurements. Presentation • Chest pain • Headache • Palpitations • Stroke • Pulmonary edema Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of hypertension is often multifactorial. Anything that increases preload, afterload, or contractility can cause hypertension. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS • Inadequate anesthetic depth • Agitation Cardiavascular Emergencies CHAPTER 2 Prevention • Maintain normal electrolytes (particularly potassium and magnesium).