With a focus on chemistry and physics content that is directly relevant to the practice of anesthesia, this text is written in an engaging, conversational style and supplies all the scientific information required for the combined chemistry and physics course for nurse anesthesia students. Now in its third edition, the text is updated and reorganized to facilitate a greater ease and depth of understanding. The addition of a third author a practicing nurse anesthetist, enhances the clinical relevance of the scientific information. Clinical scenarios now begin every chapter, and a concluding chapter, new to this edition, provides detailed, step-by-step solutions to the book's review questions. Also included is a comprehensive list of need-to-know equations.
The third edition retains the many outstanding learning features from earlier editions, including a special focus on gases, the use of illustrations to demonstrate how scientific concepts relate directly to their clinical application in anesthesia, and end-of-chapter summaries and review questions to facilitate self-assessment. Fifteen online videos enhance teaching and learning, and abundant clinical application scenarios help reinforce scientific principles and relate them to day-to-day anesthesia procedures. This clear, easy-to-read text will help even the most chemistry- and physics-phobic students to master the foundations of these sciences and competently apply them in a variety of clinical situations.
New to the Third Edition:
"This is an excellent resource for nurses pursuing a career as an advanced practice nurse, a nurse anesthetist.
This third edition builds on the previous editions by including important suggestions from readers. The addition of the third author brings an expanded clinician perspective to the book."
-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC (USC School of Social Work) Doody's Review
"A welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia....The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia....This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director."
-- Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA - Division Director Anesthesia for Nurses Program - Medical University of South Carolina - previous edition
The audience is limited to graduate students in nurse anesthesia. This valuable book meets the stated objectives for the intended audience. The authors are experts in their field and clearly present the extensive topics.