© 2013

Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia

  • Sheila Ryan Barnett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael C. Lewis
      Pages 3-13
    3. Kevin B. Gerold, Adrienne N. Dixon
      Pages 15-30
    4. Sheila Ryan Barnett
      Pages 31-42
    5. Angela Georgia Catic
      Pages 43-59
  3. Anesthesia Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Ruma Bose, Sheila Ryan Barnett
      Pages 63-74
    3. Julia I. Metzner, G. Alec Rooke
      Pages 75-91
    4. Yulia Ivashkov, Alexander A. Vitin, G. Alec Rooke
      Pages 93-110
    5. Jacques E. Chelly, Anna Uskova, Qing Liu, Richa Wardhan, Uchenna O. Umeh
      Pages 111-123
    6. Gerardo Rodriguez, Keith P. Lewis
      Pages 125-139
  4. Perioperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Steve Lee, Angela Georgia Catic
      Pages 143-156
    3. Vijay Thillainathan, Adam Young, Asokumar Buvanendran
      Pages 157-172
    4. Steven J. Schwartz, Frederick Sieber
      Pages 173-192
    5. Suresh Agarwal, Ruben J. Azocar
      Pages 193-200
  5. Specialist Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. John D. Mitchell
      Pages 203-216
    3. Anup Pamnani, Cynthia A. Lien, G. Alec Rooke
      Pages 217-233

About this book


The Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia is a practical guide for physicians, residents, and students interested in the care of the elderly patient undergoing surgery. Although primarily written for anesthesiologists, other perioperative physicians and nurses will also find the information highly valuable. Highlights of the text include concise and clear discussions of preoperative assessment, anesthetic administration, the immediate postoperative care, as well as the more classic ‘geriatric’ topics such as the hip fracture patient, cataract surgery, postoperative delirium, dementia, ethics and end of life care. Clinical geriatric principles are woven into the text so that the reader can develop skills in geriatrics and develop a broader understanding of terminology and principles used in geriatric medicine.


dementia geriatric medicine gerontology perioperative medicine postoperative delirium

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila Ryan Barnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

Sheila Ryan Barnett, MD 

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Harvard Medical School 

Director of Gastrointestinal Anesthesia

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA , USA 


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Editors Sheila Ryan Barnett
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3887-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3888-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 441
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“This book attempts to draw together many of these relevant subject areas, emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of care and providing useful background information on ethics and legal aspects and also specific issues of anaesthetic care. … a good attempt to present a practical overview to the perioperative management of our aging population which I would recommend to a general, broad anaesthetic readership.” (D. M. Coventry, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 111 (1), August, 2013)

“This book contains a mix of geriatric anesthesia ‘must-knows’ and more general information on topics related to the elderly. … written for all anesthesiologists who are seeking to improve upon their basic knowledge of the field of geriatric anesthesia. It is written at a level appropriate for those with a good base of knowledge in the field of anesthesia in general, and aims to supplement that understanding. … an up-to-date, easy-to-read, and succinct book that covers many of the issues involved in this patient population.” (Martin H. Dauber, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2013)