This handbook focuses on day-to-day clinical practice and supports the first-line health care provider to anticipate problems and complications in neurosurgical anesthesia and critical care, as well as suggesting solutions for the appropriate management should difficult situations occur. Single chapters walk the reader from the problem to the solution using a structured algorithmic approach. In addition, the handbook summarizes key knowledge for the practitioner in the field. Tables and illustrations are provided for quick and easy reference. At the end of each chapter the most important elements are summarized for the reader and references for further reading are suggested. This handbook is conceived and edited out of the strong belief that perioperative medicine is multidisciplinary and patient care is best delivered in a genuine collaborative approach. This book will be useful for all health care providers involved in the perioperative treatment of neurosurgical patients including but not limited to trainees like residents in anesthesiology and neurosurgery, critical care fellows, but also faculty in both fields, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. Nurse and nurse anesthetists will also appreciate this work and will find it handy on a daily basis in the OR, in the PACU, and in the ICU.Goldman, J. is the author of 'Health Care Technology Evaluation', published 1979 under ISBN 9780387095615 and ISBN 0387095616.