Complications of Regional Anesthesia

Principles of Safe Practice in Local and Regional Anesthesia

  • Brendan T. Finucane
  • Ban C.H. Tsui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brendan T. Finucane
      Pages 3-13
    3. John W. R. McIntyre, Brendan T. Finucane
      Pages 15-40
    4. Brian O’Donnell, Michael O’Sullivan
      Pages 55-63
  3. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. John Shepler, Andrea Kattula, George Arndt
      Pages 103-112
    3. Quinn Hogan, Keith McCollister, Matthew Harmelink, Laura Kohl, Michael Collins
      Pages 113-137
    4. Robert B. Bolash, Richard W. Rosenquist
      Pages 139-148
    5. Terese T. Horlocker, Denise J. Wedel, Adam D. Niesen
      Pages 149-165
    6. Geert-Jan van Geffen, Jörgen Bruhn
      Pages 167-185
  4. Specific Regional Blocks: Safe Practice and Management of Adverse Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Stephen Choi, Patrick B. Y. Wong, Kristen Gadbois, Colin J. L. McCartney
      Pages 189-198
    3. Christine Lee, F. Michael Ferrante
      Pages 199-218
    4. James D. Griffiths, Peter D. Hebbard
      Pages 219-225
  5. Specific Patient Populations: Safe Practice and Management of Adverse Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. David Flamer, Rachael Seib, Philip W. H. Peng
      Pages 261-285
    3. Ferrante S. Gragasin, Ban C. H. Tsui
      Pages 287-301
    4. Yoo Kuen Chan, Peng Chiong Tan
      Pages 303-317
    5. Hendrikus J. M. Lemmens
      Pages 319-325
    6. Belen De Jose Maria
      Pages 327-338
  6. Special Environments: Safe Practice and Management of Adverse Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Stanley F. Malamed, Kenneth L. Reed, Amanda Okundaye, Andrea Fonner
      Pages 341-358
    3. Andrew A. Herring
      Pages 359-367
    4. Brad Wakeman, Robert William Andrew Machuk, Rizwan Somani, Dean Y. Mah, Ian M. MacDonald
      Pages 369-380
    5. Sugantha Ganapathy, James L. Howard, Rakesh V. Sondekoppam
      Pages 381-398
  7. Morbidity Studies: International Perspective

  8. Medical Legal Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Kelly Byrne
      Pages 483-488
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 489-501

About this book


Reflecting the rapid growth of pain medicine and of ultrasound as a tool, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and inclusive than previous editions and features additional pages, tables, diagrams, and color illustrations. In addition to the discipline of Anesthesiology, other specialists, who use local and regional anesthesia techniques, (surgeons, ophthalmologists, emergency medicine physicians and dentists), have also contributed to this edition of the book. Complications of Regional Anesthesia, with its newly added subtitle, Principles of Safe Practice in Local and Regional Anesthesia, stresses the relatively new emphasis and importance on safety and prevention and broadens the discussion to include the practice and administration of not just regional but also local anesthesia.

Each chapter has been thoroughly revised, brought up-to-date, and features full color images. Individual chapters cover complications associated with specific nerve blocks; IV and catheter methods; obstetric regional anesthesia; pediatric regional anesthesia; ophthalmic regional anesthesia; and treatment of acute and chronic pain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brendan T. Finucane
    • 1
  • Ban C.H. Tsui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49384-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49386-2
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