About this book
- The complete guide to early years specialty training in anaesthesia
- Covers curriculum-based training requirements examined in the Primary FRCA examination
- Presents material in an easily accessible double-page format to offer structured learning and revision
- Highly illustrated, to augment concise descriptions of key concepts and learning objectives, with the needs of the trainee in mind
Oxford Specialty Training is a major new series aimed at postgraduate trainees, taking into account the training structures and syllabuses newly introduced by the Modernising Medical Careers initiative.
Training in Anaesthesia is a curriculum-based guide to the first phase of specialty training in anaesthetics; comprehensively covering the specific techniques, assessments and basic medical and physiological knowledge that trainees are required to learn as part of their basic training. These areas are currently examined by the Primary FRCA exam as part of a student's progress towards full fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, though the knowledge contained within the book continues to apply throughout all phases of training.
The book is authored by both trainees and specialists, and has been comprehensively edited and peer-reviewed by both groups in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text, highlighted and augmented by many of the diagrams and key concepts that a trainee may be expected to reproduce during viva examinations. Novel drug tables convey essential information in a new and attractive form, and the majority of images have been created specifically for this book, avoiding the cliched figures and illustrations reproduced in training texts to date. The organisation of the material is unique, and the topic-based design ensures easy navigation and structured revision and learning.
Readership: Training in Anaesthesia is part of a new series aimed at postgraduate trainees in the United Kingdom. It targets trainees in the current phases of training ST1-ST3, incorporating curriculum-based knowledge appropriate to the current Primary FRCA examination. It will also appeal to Foundation Year trainees, more advanced anaesthesia trainees revising for Final FRCA papers, foreign students studying for UK exams, and all doctors operating within High Dependency and Intensive Care units.
Table of Contents
1: Pre-operative assessment
2: The anaesthetics room, checks and equipment
3: The anaesthetics room environment
4: The operating room environment
6: Applied anatomy, regional and spinal anaesthesia
7: Essential concepts in physiology and pharmacology
8: The central nervous system and pain physiology
9: The autonomic nervous system
10: Muscle physiology and pharmacology
11: Cardiovascular physiology, pharmacology and medicine
12: Body compartments and fluid balance
13: Renal physiology, pharmacology and medicine
14: Respiratory physiology, pharmacology and medicine
17: Microbiology & infection control
18: Liver and GI tract physiology, pharmacology and medicine
19: Endocrine physiology, pharmacology and medicine
20: Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia
21: Paediatric anaesthesia and analgesia
22: Anaesthesia and analgesia in the elderly
23: HDU and ICU care
25: Critical incidents
26: Maths for the anaesthetist
Edited by Kevin Kiff, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK, and Catherine Spoors, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bart's and the London School of Anaesthesia, London, UK