Fundamentals of Anaesthesia

Fundamentals of Anaesthesia

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The third edition of Fundamentals of Anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the Primary FRCA, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. Written and edited by a team of expert contributors with extensive FRCA examination experience, Fundamentals of Anaesthesia, 3rd edition deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. Deliberate use of authors with a more general anaesthesia background ties in well with the education of anaesthetists in their early years. The third edition is fully updated, with a number of completely new chapters. Presentation of information is clear and concise, with extensive use of tables, colour illustrations, summary boxes of key information and bullet lists. This Highly Commended award winning textbook is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.
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  • Paperback | 953 pages
  • 190 x 242 x 59mm | 2,610g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 650 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521692490
  • 9780521692496
  • 194,195

Table of contents

Part I. Clinical Anaesthesia: 1. Pre-operative management; 2. Induction of anaesthesia; 3. Intra-operative management; 4. Postoperative management; 5. Special patient circumstances; 6. The surgical insult; 7. Regional anaesthesia and analgesia; 8. Principles of resuscitation; 9. Major trauma; 10. Clinical anatomy; Part II. Physiology: 11. Cellular physiology; 12. Body fluids; 13. Haematology and immunology; 14. Muscle physiology; 15. Cardiac physiology; 16. Physiology of the circulation; 17. Renal physiology; 18. Respiratory physiology; 19. Physiology of the nervous system; 20. Gastro-intestinal physiology; 21. Metabolism and temperature regulation; 22. Endocrinology; 23. Physiology of pregnancy; 24. Foetal and newborn physiology; 25. Physiology of pain; Part III. Pharmacology: 26. Physical chemistry; 27. Mechanisms of drug action; 28. Pharmacodynamics; 29. Pharmacokinetics; 30. Anaesthetic gases and vapours; 31. Hypnotics and intravenous anaesthetic agents; 32. Analgesic drugs; 33. Neuromuscular blocking agents; 34. Local anaesthetic agents; 35. Central nervous system pharmacology; 36. Autonomic nervous system pharmacology; 37. Cardiovascular pharmacology; 38. Respiratory pharmacology; 39. Endocrine pharmacology; 40. Gastro-intestinal pharmacology; 41. Intravenous fluids; 42. Pharmacology of haemostasis; 43. Antimicrobial therapy; 44. Clinical trials - design and evaluation; Part IV. Physics, Clinical Measurement and Statistics: 45. Applied physics; 46. Clinical measurement; 47. Anaesthetic equipment; 48. Basic statistics.
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'There is no doubt that this textbook serves its purpose and is value for money. I read it for the Primary and also the Final FRCA examination and found it extremely helpful. Its improved format is pleasing to the eye. The book gives only the facts, avoiding the controversies of clinical anaesthesia. This prevents confusion for the candidate at a crucial time. ... a welcome addition to all anaesthetic libraries for trainees preparing for examinations.' British Journal of Anaesthesia "Although targeted at postgraduate students in anesthesia, the book also would be very helpful for medical students doing an anesthesia clerkship....This excellent review of the basics of clinical anesthesia provides all the necessary basic scientific information needed for a good understanding of general and regional anesthesia. At the same time, it covers all the basic human physiology and pharmacology of anesthesia drugs needed for the conduct of general anesthesia."
--Doody's Review Service
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About Tim Smith

Tim Smith is Consultant Anaesthetist at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, UK. Colin Pinnock is Consultant Anaesthetist at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, UK. Ted Lin is Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Robert Jones is Associate Specialist in Anaesthesia at Withybush Hospital, Pembrokeshire, UK.
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