The 2nd edition of Complications In Regional Anesthesia And Pain Medicine continues to build on the goal of creating a single-source reference that would address complications related to the practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine.
This edition enlists the help of today's leading experts to provide the current best knowledge and practices regarding the occurrence, recognition, treatment, and prevention of complications. Organized by block and techniques rather than symptoms, each chapter is constructed to follow a defined approach to the problem - ensuring inclusiveness of evidence, clarity, and consistency.
* New chapter on mistake-proofing blocks
* New chapter on the role of nerve localization techniques in safety
* New chapter on The Role of Image Guidance in Improving the Safety of Pain Treatment Regional anaesthesia has been used more and more during day-to-day procedures. It is important that all practitioners understand how it works and want to learn how to improve the safety of the techniques used in the operating room and the pain clinic. It aims to compile in a single volume the current best knowledge regarding complications specific to our sub-specialties, including newest developments in this field (e.g.: new imaging modalities, new therapeutic options or new system-based initiatives). "The style is accessible, detail is balanced and the structure is such that one can get progressively into detail without being put off by early paragraphs. The stats are a good balance of levels of data and clearly separated by the narrative style. It feels like getting really expert advice given by someone who knows the science, the data and the information and is excellent at sharing this as 'wisdom' rather than instruction. I recommend it: many of these chapters are (or should be) 'must reads' for practitioners in these areas, and some would be of benefit to all clinicians."
--BMA Medical Book Award Reviewer, 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards
"This is an important resource for physicians who practice regional anesthesia and pain medicine. It presents complications in a well-organized way. The book is a must read for all pain fellows."
Doody's Reviews (March, 2013)
Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!
'a useful guideline for all anaesthetists and pain specialists performing regional anaesthetic blocks in the daily clinical practice. It fills the gap between standard textbooks in the field of regional anaesthetic and pain blocks
Complications in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine