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Author Orebaugh, Steven L.

Title Understanding anesthesia : what you need to know about sedation and pain control / Steven L. Orebaugh.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


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 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  617.96 ORE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  617.96 OREBAUGH    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  617.96 OR3U    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  617.96 OR    Check Shelf
Description x, 156 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Summary "Most people choose their surgeon with care, but very few think about the anesthesiologist, even though that physician's skills and approach can significantly influence surgical outcomes. Here Dr. Steven L. Orebaugh recommends steps we all can take to secure safe and effective anesthesia. What type of anesthesia is used -- and how it is applied -- directly affects postoperative comfort as well as mental clarity and rehabilitation. This book describes the various options for anesthesia and how they can be used together for the best possible outcome and optimal pain management. Dr. Orebaugh offers a brief history of the subject and a clear and careful overview of the types of anesthesia and their associated complications and risks.Dr. Orebaugh focuses especially on the benefits of regional anesthesia. When appropriately applied -- whether alone or with other methods -- spinal and peripheral nerve blocks often lead to better recovery and reduced pain. Studies show that as many as half of all surgical patients experience poorly controlled postoperative pain. Regional anesthetic nerve blocks can help significantly in managing this pain while reducing the side effects of general anesthetics and pain medications. A better understanding of anesthesia will reassure people contemplating surgery and equip them to take the necessary steps toward healthy recovery. Knowing their options, they can have informed conversations with their doctor and indicate a preference for a specific anesthetic treatment. Written by a compassionate and experienced anesthesiologist and backed by scientifically accurate information and the latest research, this book will help patients do just that"--Provided by publisher.
"People who are themselves scheduled for surgery or whose family members are scheduled for surgery will be drawn to this book, which demystifies anesthesia. The author is an associate professor of anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh and has written several anesthesia textbooks. He describes the various options for anesthesia, and explains the pros and cons"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-148) and index.
Subject Anesthesia -- Popular works.
Anesthesiology -- Popular works.
ISBN 9781421403168 hardback
9781421403175 paperback
1421403161 hardcover
142140317X paperback
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