"Thoracic Anesthesia: Ready to Practice is designed to introduce the newcomer anesthesiologist to the OR. Anesthesiology residents who specialize in cardiac are also the same group who will perform thoracic cases, but all residents filter through at least one rotation of cardiothoracic anesthesia. For the resident who is learning the ropes, the OR is an anxiety-producing environment. One of the major skills they will need to use is being able to identify what is important to pay attention to, and what isnot. This introductory book walks the reader through what to expect on thoracic cases and how to handle many common scenarios"--Provided by publisher.