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Perioperative Temperature Management


  • Date Published: June 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107535770

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  • This practical text offers a comprehensive guide to perioperative temperature management for anaesthetists, surgeons and nurses. The physiological basics of thermoregulation and heat exchange are covered, before the changes that occur during general and regional anaesthesia are outlined. The relevant adverse scenarios associated with perioperative hypothermia, including morbid cardiac events, impairment of coagulation, increased blood loss and surgical site infections are discussed, before the methods of measuring core temperature and the equipment and techniques to keep patients warm are described. Richly illustrated and clearly structured for quick reference, Perioperative Temperature Management is an essential daily resource to help ensure safe, effective practice.

    • The first book to focus specifically on perioperative temperature management, and therefore the 'go-to' resource on the subject
    • The book will enable readers to understand the subject from the physiological basics through to the use of warming therapy
    • Extensive illustrations help the reader to understand the changes in core temperature immediately before, during and after the operation
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    'In summary, this text provides a practical, concise guide to the prevention and management of perioperative hypothermia, especially in noncardiac surgery. It is a useful resource for anesthesiology residents, practicing anesthesiologists, perioperative nurses, and physicians who want to implement effective measures for perioperative temperature management in their hospitals, including the choice of equipment for temperature measurement and management in the perioperative areas. Through its comprehensive list of references, this book can also provide readers with targeted readings of comprehensive research papers in the respective domains of perioperative temperature management.' Maged Y. Argallous and Tatlana Jamroz, Anesthesia & Analgesia

    'Short manageable chapters. The short notes sections provided an overview or snapshot, to help the reader manage and digest the in-depth information provided.' Angela Cobbold, Journal of Perioperative Practice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107535770
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 111 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. History of perioperative hypothermia
    2. Physiology of heat and cold sensation
    3. Physiology of thermoregulation
    4. Physiology of heat gain and heat loss
    Part II. Changes Induced by Anaesthesia and Surgery:
    5. Influence of preanaesthetic core temperature and premedication
    6. Influence of transportation to the operating room and preparation for surgery
    7. Influence of general anaesthesia
    8. Influence of regional anaesthesia
    9. Influence of regional anaesthesia and sedation
    10. Influence of epidural anaesthesia and general anaesthesia
    11. Influence of the surgical environment and surgery
    Part III. Adverse Effects of Perioperative Hypothermia:
    12. Incidence of perioperative hypothermia
    13. Influence on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
    14. Influence on coagulation and blood loss
    15. Feeling cold and shivering
    16. Postoperative pain, pulmonary complications and length of stay in the postanaesthetic care unit
    17. Cardiovascular consequences
    18. Influence on wound healing and infections
    19. Postoperative protein catabolism, length of stay, costs and mortality
    Part IV. Measurement of Core Temperature:
    20. Equipment to measure core temperature
    21. Measurement of core temperature
    Part V. Equipment and Methods to Keep Patients Warm:
    22. Forced-air warmers
    23. Conductive warmers
    24. Infusion warmers
    25. Warming of irrigation fluids
    26. Insulation
    27. Radiative warmers
    28. Airway heating and humidification
    29. Oesophageal warmers, negative pressure warmers and endovascular warming catheters
    30. Augmentation of heat production by amino acids or fructose
    Part VI. Perioperative Temperature Management:
    31. Modern perioperative temperature management
    32. Prewarming
    33. Warming therapy during anaesthesia
    34. Postoperative therapy

  • Author

    Anselm Bräuer, University of Göttingen, Germany
    Professor Dr Anselm Bräuer DEAA is Consultant at the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany. Specialising in the detection, prophylaxis and treatment of hypothermia, he is co-author of the German and Austrian guideline for the prevention of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia.

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