"Overall, this is a most attractive, easy-to-read, practical handbook of regional anaesthesia... As an established practitioner of regional anaesthesia, I will refer to it frequently, and I may even be encouraged to attempt less commonly used techniques within my own practice, with this for bedside reference... A welcome addition to the regional anaesthesia literature!"
Review of the hardcopy version, British Journal of Anaesthesia, September 2014
The Regional Anaesthesia Pocket Guide for iOS comprehensively describes all major and important peripheral and neuraxial blocks of the upper and lower limbs, head and neck, abdomen, and trunk. Special attention is given to ultrasound guided nerve blocks, with sections on scanning tips and clinical pearls on obtaining and optimising sonoanatomy and needle visibility.
Suitable surface landmark approaches are discussed along with ultrasound guided techniques. These are included for practitioners without access to ultrasound guidance, as well as blocks where ultrasound guidance does not apply, such as blocks of the head.
Other sections describe indications and contraindications to regional anaesthesia, informed consent, local anaesthesia systemic toxicity diagnosis and treatment, and preparation of nerve stimulators and ultrasound machines.
We hope that the Regional Anaesthesia Pocket Guide for iOS will be an invaluable companion for trainees and residents as an educational tool, and for consultants and attendants as a handy resource to support your regional anaesthesia practice.
- Interactive and easy to use
- Full text explanations of each technique
- 51 regional anaesthesia blocks
- 238 images with detailed touch-to-see annotations (photos, illustrations and sonograms)
- Introductory sections on principles of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and general side effects and complications of regional anaesthesia
- Search and bookmark functions for quick and easy access to content
- Quick reference SAFETY GUIDELINE for the management of local anaesthetic toxicity
Successful regional anaesthesia relies on two critical tasks: the identification of target nerves within their anatomical surroundings, and the application of local anaesthetic solution as close as possible to the target nerve.
High-frequency ultrasound is assuming a more prominent role in anaesthesia practice and allows better visualisation of target nerves and regional individual anatomical variation. Real-time needle placement permits accurate deposition of local anaesthetic reducing the total volume and dose required, and the risk of inadvertent trauma to vulnerable structures.
Dr Alwin Chuan, MB BS (Hons), PGCertCU, FANZCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sydney,
Dr David M Scott BMed, PGCertCU, FANZCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lismore Base
Hospital, Lismore, NSW, Australia.
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