Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student-Centered Approach

Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student-Centered Approach
3rd Ed.
2017 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
David Shubert, PhD; John Leyba, PhD; Sharon Niemann DNAP, CRNA
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-0782-4
Nursing, Anesthesiology, Basic Sciences


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:

  • • Increased focus on clinical relevance
  • • Revised and updated chapters foster ease of understanding
  • • Clinical application scenarios open each chapter
  • • A new chapter provides guidance about calculator use and a unique problem-solving method
  • • Detailed step-by-step solutions clarify answers to end-of-chapter problems
  • • Comprehensive list of all key equations with explanation of symbols

Key Features:

  • • Written in an engaging, informal style for ease of understanding
  • • Focuses solely on chemistry and physics principles relevant to nurse anesthetists
  • • Provides end-of-chapter summaries and review questions
  • • Fifteen online videos enhance teaching and learning
  • • Includes abundant illustrations that apply theory to practice

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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.

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