Pediatric Anesthesia: A Problem-Based Learning Approach

Kirk Lalwani, Ira Todd Cohen, Ellen Y. Choi, Vidya T. Raman. Oxford University Press, 2018, 656 pages. ISBN 9780190685157
  • Sophie N. DavieEmail author
Book and New Media Reviews

One of the best ways to retain knowledge is to read around the types of cases with which one has been involved. It was with this theory in mind that problem-based learning (PBL) was adopted for medical education. In contrast to the conventional method of presenting the learner with facts and principles, PBL utilizes the technique of presenting an open-ended problem or situation and then guiding students through new concepts with which to address it. The editors of Pediatric Anesthesia: A Problem-Based Learning Approach effectively put PBL into action to discuss a wide array of topics on pediatric anesthesia.

The book is divided into 11 sections by organ systems (cardiovascular; thoracic; head, neck, and respiratory; neuromuscular and spine; gastrointestinal; renal and urinary; endocrine and metabolic; hematologic) as well as dedicated sections for prematurity and neonatal surgery, pediatric pain, and a final chapter on miscellaneous diseases, trauma, burns, autistic patients,...


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 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Personalised recommendations