Promotes ease of understanding with a unique problem-solving method and new clinical application scenarios!
With a focus on chemistry and physics content that is directly relevant to the practice of anesthesia, this text delivers—in an engaging, conversational style--the breadth of scientific information required for the combined chemistry and physics course for nurse anesthesia students. Now in its third edition, the text is updated and reorganized to facilitate a greater ease and depth of understanding. It includes additional clinical application scenarios, detailed, step-by-step solutions to problems, and a Solutions Manual demonstrating a unique method for solving chemistry and physics problems and explaining how to use a calculator. The addition of a third author--a practicing nurse anesthetist--provides additional clinical relevance to the scientific information. Also included is a comprehensive listing of need-to-know equations.
The third edition retains the many outstanding learning features from earlier editions, including a special focus on gases, the use of illustrations to demonstrate how scientific concepts relate directly to their clinical application in anesthesia, and end-of-chapter summaries and review questions to facilitate self-assessment. Ten on-line videos enhance teaching and learning, and abundant clinical application scenarios help reinforce scientific principles and relate them to day-to-day anesthesia procedures. This clear, easy-to-read text will help even the most chemistry- and physics-phobic students to master the foundations of these sciences and competently apply them in a variety of clinical situations.
New to the Third Edition:
The addition of a third co-author--a practicing nurse anesthetist—provides additional clinical relevance Revised and updated to foster ease of understandingDetailed, step-by-step solutions to end-of-chapter problemsSolutions Manual providing guidance on general problem-solving, calculator use, and a unique step-by-step problem-solving methodAdditional clinical application scenariosComprehensive list of all key equations with explanation of symbolsNew instructor materials include PowerPoint slides. Updated information on the gas laws
Written in an engaging, conversational style for ease of understandingFocuses solely on chemistry and physics principles relevant to nurse anesthetistsProvides end-of-chapter summaries and review questionsIncludes abundant illustrations highlighting application of theory to practice