Editors: Bharathi Gourkanti, Irwin Gratz, Grace Dippo, Nathalie Peiris, Dinesh K. Choudhry

Pediatric Anesthesia: A Guide for the Non-Pediatric Anesthesia Provider Part II

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Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-981-5036-22-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5036-21-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150362131220101


Pediatric Anesthesia: A Guide for the Non-Pediatric Anesthesia is a comprehensive, contemporary reference that addresses all aspects of pediatric anesthesia. Both students and medical practitioners – novice and experienced - will find invaluable educational and practical information in this book. The book covers the subject in two parts.

Part I covers basic information about pediatric and neonatal anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, emergency room and operating room procedures and surgery. Chapters on general anesthetic procedures in emergency rooms, operational theatres and common surgeries.

Part II covers advanced topics for practicing healthcare professionals which include anesthesia for patients with a range of common and uncommon comorbidities, considerations for critically-ill patients, genetic disorders, pain management, COVID-19 guidelines for anesthesia, patient safety and research.

Key features:

- Basic and advanced information about pediatric and neonatal anesthesia covered in 25 chapters over two parts

- Simple and organized presentation for learners

- Contributions by expert clinicians and researchers

- Special topics included such as considerations for patients with comorbidities and genetic disorders

- References for further reading

- Detailed illustrations and tables

The text is an essential reference for scholars and professionals affiliated with general anesthesiology and surgery specialties at all levels who want to understand anesthesia for pediatric patients.


“Pediatric Anesthesia A Guide for the Non-pediatric Provider” edited by Bharathi Gourkanti, MD with Drs. Gratz, Dippo, Peiris and Choudhry is a worthwhile addition to the library of every anesthesia resident and anesthesia practitioner. It is a solid reference for common and uncommon encounters in pediatric anesthesia practice.

Pediatric anesthesia is a complicated and often intimidating subject for anesthesia trainees as well as non-pediatric trained anesthesia providers. This textbook gives a new light to various topics in a user-friendly format including pediatric emergencies inside and outside the operating room. It includes the most recent literature at the time of publication for evolving topics including anesthetic considerations for COVID 19. It also has a section on the current state of research in the pediatric population as well as updates on quality and patient safety in pediatric anesthesia. The authors have written and illustrated a resource with high yield charts, graphs and tables.

One of the primary goals of this book is to provide a user-friendly resource for the safe care of infants and children and this book meets this goal. It breaks down the current clinical practice into an approachable outline for all providers. I recommend it for anesthesia trainees, new and established practicing clinical anesthesiologists, anesthetists, pediatric dental, emergency medicine providers, and pediatric intensivists.

Sadhasivam S. University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA