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Announcement from Anesthesia Library: New e-books for your neurons

Check out these new e-book additions available through Western Libraries! All you need to do is to click on the book icon, and log in with your Western username and password. Forgot your username or password? Contact Western's Computer Accounts Office.

Questions, comments and suggestions? Please contact Brie McConnell (, Media and Information Manager, or Jiyon Ryu (, Library Assistant. 


Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat Your Patients (2014) 
Written by J.D. Hoppenfeld

Diagnose and treat your patients confidently with Fundamentals of Pain Medicine. This comprehensive new resource addresses the concerns you face when treating your patients with acute and chronic pain. Chapters present the key pain management options available today along with expert advice and insight into overcoming diagnostic and therapeutic obstacles, including prescribing medications and avoiding opioid abuse. In addition to interventional and non-interventional treatments, multidisciplinary approaches such as physical therapy, complementary therapy, and chiropractic treatment are presented. Fundamentals of Pain Medicine is an essential guide for any healthcare professional seeking to improve the quality of pain treatments and patients’ comfort. (Wolters Kluwer)


Comprehensive Atlas of 3D Echocardiography (2013) 
Written by Roberto M. Lang, Stanton K. Shernan, Girish S. Shirali, Victor Mor-Avi

The Comprehensive Atlas of 3D Echocardiography takes full advantage of today's innovative multimedia technology. To help the reader understand the unique dynamic nature of a comprehensive 3D echocardiographic examination, the printed pages are supplemented with a companion website; this Atlas introduces the use of anatomy specimens, videos, unique imaging windows, and novel displays obtained with cropping tools. This approach offers a clear picture of how the diagnostic and monitoring capabilities of 3D echocardiography can benefit patients with a wide range of cardiovascular pathology, including congenital heart disease. By showing a large number and variety of case studies, this Atlas demonstrates how 3D echocardiography can greatly enhance the diagnosis and clinical decision-making, especially when compared to two-dimensional techniques. Whether you're a Cardiologist, Sonographer, Anesthesiologist, Intensivist, Cardiac Surgeon, Researcher or any other Cardiovascular Medicine Professional, you'll find this new Comprehensive Atlas of 3D Echocardiographyis a must have reference book. (Wolters Kluwer)


Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management (2015) 
Written by William H. Rosenblatt, Wanda M. Popescu

Overcome the toughest airway challenges with Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management! Under the preeminent editorial guidance of William Rosenblatt, MD and Wanda Popescu, MD, a multitude of expert anesthesiologists guide you through all the ins and outs of managing difficult airways. This anesthesiology reference’s case-based approach demonstrates the clinical applications of important principles, and a large collection of online videos shows you how to perform key techniques successfully. (Wolters Kluwer)


Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (2013)
Written by Alison Twycross, Stephanie Dowden, Jennifer Stinson

Providing an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children's pain management, Managing Pain in Children offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an introduction to the skills and expertise to manage children's pain effectively. This fully-updated second edition first explores the relevant anatomy and physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and ethical issues involved in managing children's pain. Various pain assessment tools available for children and non-drug methods of pain relief are then explored and applied to practice in relation to acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management of procedural pain. The evidence base, assessment techniques, pain-relieving interventions, and guidance for best practice in both hospital and community settings are covered throughout, making this title an ideal resource for all nurses and healthcare professionals working with children. (Wiley Blackwell)

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