With malpractice insurance premiums on the rise, and insurance rates for the practicing anesthesiologist at an all time high, it is important, now more than ever, to have a single source reference related to both anesthesia and analgesia and how they both relate to dermatologic surgery. This book provides comprehensive coverage on the therapeutic usage of anesthesia and analgesia during dermatologic surgical procedures, providing basic concepts, as well as step-by-step descriptions of the various techniques involved.
Written by an international group of contributors, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dermatologic Surgery:
Local anesthetics and anesthetic solutions (Classification, mode of action, and dosages). Vasoconstrictors (Chemistry, mode of action, and doses). Patient evaluation and choice of anesthetic. Topical Anesthesia. Local infiltration anesthesia. Regional anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia. Local anesthesia for children. Iontophoresis for local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia in dermatologic surgery. Moderate sedation in dermatologic surgery. Post operative control of pain. Complications