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Perioperative Considerations and Positioning for Neurosurgical Procedures

A Clinical Guide

Editors: Arthur, Adam, Foley, Kevin, Hamm, C. Wayne (Eds.)

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  • Provides considerations necessary to the correct positioning of a patient for a neurosurgical procedure
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Demonstrates how to construct the necessary surgical posture for the indicated neurosurgical procedure given the individual constraints of the patient
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About this book

There are relationships that exist between neuroanesthesia, neurosurgical procedures, individual patient pathology and the positioning of a patient for said procedure.  A comprehensive examination of these relationships, their association with patient morbidity/mortality and how to approach these issues in an evidence-based manner has yet to become available. Positioning related injuries have been documented as major contributors to neurosurgical/neuroanesthesiology liability.
This text examines these relationships. It provides considerations necessary to the correct positioning of a patient for a neurosurgical procedure for each individual patient and their individual pathology. In other words, this text will demonstrate how to construct the necessary surgical posture for the indicated neurosurgical procedure given the individual constraints of the patient within the environment of anesthesia and conforming to existing evidence-based practice guidelines. Sections will address physiological changes inherent in positioning in relation to anesthesia for neurosurgical procedures, assessment of patient for planned procedure, as well as considerations for managing problems associated with these relationships. Additional sections will examine the relationship between neurosurgical positioning and medical malpractice and the biomechanical science between positioning devices and neurosurgical procedures.
Neurosurgery and its patient population are in a constant state of change. Providing the necessary considerations for the neurosurgical procedure planned under the anesthesia conditions planned in the position planned, often in the absence of multicase study literary support, without incurring additional morbidity is the goal of this text.

About the authors

Adam S. Arthur MD MPH FAANS FAHA FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Semmes-Murphey Neurological and Spine Clinic
Memphis, TN
USA

 

Kevin T. Foley, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, & Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chairman, Semmes-Murphey Clinic
Memphis, TN 
USA

 

C. Wayne Hamm CRNA, MSN, APN
Germantown, TN 
USA

 

Reviews

“Perioperative Considerations and Positioning for Neurosurgical Procedures: A Clinical Guide … aims to serve as the authoritative textbook regarding the positioning and preoperative assessment of the neurosurgical patient. … The aforementioned text is intended for neurosurgical practitioners of all ages and skill levels, but would best be set on a reference bookshelf in a neurosurgical resident call room. The strengths of this book include its accessibility/easy prose, the numerous pearls about positioning for surgical procedures, and the instructive photographs contained within.” (David P. Bray, Operative Neurosurgery, Vol. 17 (1), July, 2019)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Positioning Patients for Neurosurgical Procedures: A Historical Perspective

    Pages 1-18

    Roberts, Mallory (et al.)

  • Biomechanics and the Mathematics of Positioning

    Pages 19-25

    Young, George F.

  • Anesthesia and Patient Positioning

    Pages 27-50

    Wayne Hamm, C.

  • Preoperative Assessment of the Patient for the Planned Position

    Pages 51-63

    Wayne Hamm, C. (et al.)

  • Organization of the Operating Room for Neurosurgical Procedures

    Pages 65-79

    Basma, Jaafar (et al.)

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72679-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72678-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10250-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perioperative Considerations and Positioning for Neurosurgical Procedures
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide
Editors
  • Adam Arthur
  • Kevin Foley
  • C. Wayne Hamm
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72679-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72679-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72678-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10250-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 287
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