Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia, Second Edition

Albert J. Varon, Charles E. Smith (Editors). Cambridge University Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1-3166-3671-8
  • Chadi Saliba
  • Doreen YeeEmail author
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As trauma anesthesia is now an essential subspecialty in the field of anesthesiology, Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia, Second Edition should prove invaluable to all trainees and serve as a reference in an acute care setting. Co-editors Varon and Smith have organized the second edition of this textbook into three major sections: Core Principles in Trauma Anesthesia, Anesthetic Considerations for Trauma, and Anesthetic Management in Special Trauma Populations. Chapters in the three sections are uniformly organized with an introduction, multiple subheadings, a key points summary, and references for additional reading. It is easy to read, is well organized, and focuses on the practical aspects of trauma anesthesia.

The first section includes 12 comprehensive chapters. The discussion in the first chapter regarding trauma epidemiology is particularly helpful as it gives a comprehensive overview of the overall incidence of trauma along with multiple statistical studies and mortality data....


Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Copyright information

© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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