Manual of Anesthesia Practice is designed to provide a comprehensive review of clinical anesthesiology, oriented toward the clinician's perspective at the point-of-care. Divided into five distinct sections that include the following: I. Coexisting Disease What medical problems does this patient have and how should I manage them? II. Critical Events How do I diagnose and treat unexpected life-threatening perioperative problems? III. Drugs What information do I need to know about a medication I am about to give,or that the patient is receiving on a chronic basis? IV. Procedures What do I need to know about the proposed surgical procedure to safely care for the patient? V. Techniques What are the important aspects of performing certain anesthetic techniques or procedures?