Reddit reviews: The best anesthesiology books

We found 8 Reddit comments discussing the best anesthesiology books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 8 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Anesthesiology:

u/nursewords · 3 pointsr/CRNA

haha I second the ultra fine tip sharpies!! They are essential! Some of the stuff I've gotten along the way were cute/funny badge holders (retractable), scrub hats, nice stethoscope (if she doesn't have one already)/steth holder - after using and hating many of the plastic ones I finally sprung for the leather batclip and I love it (as a student you always have to have your steth on you while walking around and you have to have your hands free)

This book was like gold to me doing peds cases.

For classroom, a lot of people in my class, including me, used these. They write really smooth and fine and all the colors are useful in notes - especially with things like anatomy. She'll need an endless supply of computer paper. I used a good many index cards (ruled).

Good luck to you! It's a very difficulty journey. Try your best to not take things too personally and prepare yourself for a lot less quality time together. It's very difficult to explain it to someone on the outside, but this program actually fundamentally changed me as a person. It hardens you. It's not a bad thing necessarily, but I often think that I'm not the same person that my husband fell in love with!! We stuck it out together and are as happy as ever, but there are definitely plenty of relationships and marriages that don't survive this - so be ready to fight for it!

u/bookrecthrowaway · 1 pointr/medicalschool

Marino’s ICU Book is great. The latest edition from Amazon comes with an Inkling copy which is convenient on the go. The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics and Critical Care are both good quick references, though they have less explanation than Marino’s.

For Anesthesia, Miller’s Anesthesia is the standard Harrison’s-style specialty text. At the medical student level a lot of places recommend “Baby Miller” aka Basics of Anesthesia. I personally preferred Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, but both are good introductory texts. FWIW, my school had both available online so it was easy to pick and choose.

u/startingphresh · 1 pointr/anesthesiology

For more of a pleasure read I'd recommend "Counting Backwards" It's a collection of stories by an anesthesiologist and I really enjoyed it! you can get it here

P.S. you are still so young, you should go to medical school instead :)

u/SDAdam · 3 pointsr/ems

What you want are these two:

Airway Cam Guide to Intubation


Anyone Can Intubate!

Don't be fooled by the name of the second one, these are both serious texts on the active management of airways and the photography int he first book is literally the most helpful thing you could ever read and see in regards to managing airways.

u/cycloheximide · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Second this, the Stanford handbook is very good for the science and physiology behind anesthesia. I also supplemented with this book, which definitely scored me a lot of pimp questions and gave me more of an idea of what was going on.

u/anesthetica · 18 pointsr/medicalschool

Agreed. It does swing pretty far sometimes. That being said, personally, it's hard for me as a current anesthesiology resident not to say anything bad about them. Their hatred against "MDAs" and indoctrination starts pretty early in CRNA school, and yes, they do go through nursing school and a couple of years in an ICU (a 7-bed ICU counts, apparently), but it's not medical school or residency--nowhere near it.

It's hard not to hate the AANA when they implement bullshit like changing SRNA (student registered nurse anesthetist) to RRNA (resident registered nurse anesthetist) and coercing their trainees to start referring to CRNA school clinical rotations as their "residency." That, coupled with the fact that there is an immeasurable difference between being told what to do in an ICU and making the decision yourself (i.e., residency training) makes it really hard not to be bitter when they claim to have equal training, albeit in "nurse anesthesiology." Eye roll.

When "RRNAs" go through their clinical rotations, they are paired with a CRNA who stays in the room with them for the entire case, every single time. I have not had an attending stay in a case with me for more than 5 minutes after intubation unless they wanted to shoot the shit, and I only call them if the patient becomes very unstable or upon emergence when the drapes are coming down. Other than that and morning/lunch breaks, I make all intra-op management decisions independently with no other anesthesia personnel in the room, and occasionally, I've not seen the attending until after I've extubated the patient, taken them to PACU, and have the next patient in the O.R. ready to be induced.

Sometimes I do think maybe I wasted all that time and effort to do well in medical school and residency only to end up doing the same shit a CRNA can do, but who the fuck knows? Anesthesiology is not that hard 95% of the time, but when you or your family member is in that 5%, it's probably going to matter who's behind that drape.