Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists
Key Concepts for the FRCA
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 268 pages|
|Other Information: ||192 b/w illus. 52 tables|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 27 March 2008|
The FRCA examination relies in part on a sound understanding of the basic sciences (physics, physiology, pharmacology and statistics) behind anaesthetic practice. It is important to be able to describe these principles clearly, particularly in the viva section of the examination. This book provides the reader with all the important graphs, definitions and equations which may be covered in the examination, together with clear and concise explanations of how to present them to the examiner and why they are important. Particular attention is paid to teaching the reader how to draw the graphs. This is an aspect of the examination which can be overlooked but which, if done well, can create a much better impression in the viva situation. Packed full of precise, clear diagrams with well structured explanations, and with all key definitions, derivations and statistics, this is an essential study aid for all FRCA examination candidates.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Section 1. Mathematical principles; Section 2. Physical properties; Section 3. Pharmacological principles; Section 4. Pharmacodynamics; Section 5. Pharmacokinetics; Section 6. Respiratory physiology; Section 7. Cardiovascular physiology; Section 8. Renal physiology; Section 9. Neurophysiology; Section 10. Statistical principles; Appendix; Index.
About the Author
Matthew Cross is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. Emma Plunkett is Specialist Registrar at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.
'The book fills an important niche in the market... Who should buy it? I would recommend it to every basic trainee and every consultant who ever gets pestered for a viva.' Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 'In their book Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists, specialist registrars in anaesthetics Matthew Cross and Emma Plunkett provide key concepts, essential knowledge and the deductive reasoning you need to tackle the trickiest basic science questions. ... With its manageable size and straightforward syntax, this book is an excellent reference point for virtually all relevant graphs, definitions and equations relating to the basic science of our speciality. ... The book has been tuned for those studying for the primary Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists examination but is worthwhile reading for a far greater audience. Specialists in anaesthesia will find it a quick and easy to read guide to recapitulate the once-learnt but almost forgotten facts and principles depicted here as a concise compilation. The comprehensive guide provokes the lively impression that anaesthesia consists in large part of the practical application of physical, pharmacological and physiological principles and the book shall encourage us to translate this knowledge into our daily routine. Those who digest the contents of this book will be taught how to approach and explain the basic science they hitherto ignored or feared to be asked about.' Critical Care
|Publisher: ||Cambridge University Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.06 x 15.85 x 1.24 centimeters (0.45 kg)|