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UC Irvine Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Faculty Publishes Three Medical Books Transforming the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists and the Future of Anesthesiology


April 18, 2014

The UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has undergone a transformation over these last five-years. Under the leadership of department chairman Zeev Kain, MD, the local program known for its excellent clinical care has become a national academic powerhouse that is known for diverse and innovative research programs as well as an outstanding residency program that attracts top tier U.S. medical school residents. The department is leading significant change in the field of practicing anesthesiology with three recently books published by the faculty that have earned national prominence.

“Our faculty is publishing books that translate our research into standardizing a continuum of excellent clinical care,” Dr. Kain said. “We are elevating our field to improve the way we care for patients and train the next generation of anesthesiologists.”

Book Image - Cannesson Maxime Cannesson, MD, director of clinical research in the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and other world-renowned experts collaborated on the book, Monitoring Technologies in Acute Care Environments: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Technology. Dr. Cannesson and his fellow contributors specialize in developing, refining and testing the technology that makes modern-day clinical monitoring possible. The book is an introduction to the patient monitoring technologies used in today’s acute care environments. It covers operating and recovery rooms, emergency departments, intensive care units, and the telemetry floor.

Danielle Perret Karimi, MD,Book Image - Pain Medicine director of the UC Irvine Pain Medicine Fellowship Program in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, recently published The Pain Center Manual, which provides practical information for daily use in pain practice. Ideally used as a quick reference guide in academic or community pain centers, The Pain Center Manual is filled with information that trainees and experienced practitioners need at their fingertips, including common medication dosages, titration schedules, assessment scales and guidelines for interventional procedures. With an emphasis on ACGME standards and objectives, the manual offers the fundamental knowledge that pain professionals need to provide consistent and compassionate care.

iBook image - UltrasoundUltrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Interactive Manual for Beginners is the latest book written and published by a UC Irvine faculty member, Kyle Ahn, MD. The book is designed in a practical and visually engaging way in order to help maximize learning through interaction with rich multimedia. This iBook has nearly 150 visual aids, including enhanced videos, interactive galleries, and detailed review of sonoanatomy. Self-assessment quizzes provide immediate feedback, so readers can test their comprehension. Particularly useful for beginners, the book includes a section devoted to ergonomics to help maximize block success. Additionally, the book covers basics of ultrasonography, knobology, and sonoanatomy.

UC Irvine faculty research also appears regularly in leading academic journals and periodicals and is further evidence to the transformation in this department.