This work provides succinct coverage of the basic science in anesthesiology and clinical, "how to" topics. Critical concepts and key words are highlighted to facilitate quick review.
1. The Practice of AnesthesiaI. Anesthesia Equipment & Monitors2. The Operating Room: Medical Gas Systems, Environmental Factors, and Electrical Safety3. Breathing Systems4. The Anesthesia Machine5. Airway Management6. Patient MonitorsII. Clinical Pharmacology7. Inhalational Anesthetics8. Nonvolatile Anesthetic Agents9. Muscle Relaxants10. Cholinesterase Inhibitors11. Anticholinergic Drugs12. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists13. Hypotensive Agents14. Local Anesthetics15. Adjuncts to AnesthesiaIII. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management16. Spinal, Epidural, & Caudal Blocks17. Peripheral Nerve Blocks18. Pain ManagementIV. Physiology, Pathophysiology, & Anesthetic Managment19. Cardiovascular Physiology & Anesthesia20. Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease21. Anesthesia for Cardiovascular Surgery22. Respiratory Physiology & Anesthesia23. Anesthesia for Patients with Respiratory Disease24. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery25. Neurophysiology & Anesthesia26. Anesthesia for Neurosurgery27. Anesthesia for Patients with Neurologic & Psychiatric Disease28. Management of Patients with Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances29. Fluid Management & Transfusion30. Acid-Base Balance31. Renal Physiology & Anesthesia32. Anesthesia for Patients with Renal Disease33. Anesthesia for Genitourinary Surgery34. Hepatic Physiology & Anesthesia35. Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease36. Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease37. Anesthesia for Patients with Neuromuscular Disease38. Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery39. Anesthesia for Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery40. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery41. Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient42. Maternal & Fetal Physiology & Anesthesia43. Obstetric Anesthesia44. Pediatric Anesthesia45. Geriatric Anesthesia46. Outpatient AnesthesiaV. Special Problems47. Anesthetic Complications48. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation49. Postanesthesia Care50. Critical Care