Welcome to the sixth edition of Clinical Anesthesia. The publication of this edition occurs at a time of great clinical, educational, and research advances. At no time in our specialty's history is the observation more true that the major achievements in surgery could not occur without the accompanying vision of skillful anesthesiologists. Everyday in operating rooms around the world anesthesiologists are challenged to meet exemplary levels of clinical care while ensuring the highest level of patient safety. To meet these needs new educational paradigms are being employed which require education in a variety of formats and settings.
The prime goal of Clinical Anesthesia from its inception has been:
“To develop a textbook that supports efficient and rapid acquisition of knowledge.”