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 experts with extensive FRCA examination experience, this text deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. All of the subject matter required to pass the exam is condensed into an easy-to-read format. This fully updated fourth edition includes new guidelines, an improved chapter structure, and a new section on clinical ultrasound. The generous use of summary boxes, bullet points, tables and diagrams creates a text that is clear, concise and easy to navigate. Each section covers one of the four components of the SOE. This is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.
Ted Lin is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. Tim Smith is a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Department of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, UK. Chris Mowatt is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Coventry, UK.
Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the fourth edition; How to use this book; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I. Clinical Anaesthesia: 1. Preoperative management Gwenda Cavill and Karen Kerr; 2. Conduct of anaesthesia Chris Mowatt; 3. Intraoperative management Chris Mowatt; 4. Postoperative management Tina McLeod; 5. Special patient circumstances Colin Pinnock, Robert M. Haden and Daniel H. Bailey; 6. The surgical insult Colin Pinnock and Robert M. Haden; 7. Regional anaesthesia H. Barrie J. Fischer and Oscar Domingo i Bosch; 8. Principles of resuscitation Anita J. Stronach; 9. Major trauma Jerry P. Nolan; Part II. Physiology: 10. Cellular physiology Ted Lin; 11. Body fluids Mahesh Chaudhari; 12. Haematology and immunology Ted Lin and J. R. Neilson; 13. Muscle physiology Edwin Mitchell; 14. Cardiac physiology Justiaan L. C. Swanevelder; 15. Physiology of the circulation Ted Lin; 16. Renal physiology Alexander Ng; 17. Respiratory physiology Balraj L. Appadu and Ted Lin; 18. Physiology of the nervous system Peter J. Featherstone, Anand M. Sardesai and Arun K. Gupta; 19. Physiology of pain Ted Lin; 20. Gastrointestinal physiology Matthew Faulds and Nick Morgan-Hughes; 21. Metabolism and temperature regulation Smita Gohil and Ted Lin; 22. Endocrine physiology Josephine M. James; 23. Physiology of pregnancy Mary C. Mushambi; 24. Fetal and newborn physiology Andrew R. Wolf; Part III. Pharmacology: 25. Physical chemistry Tim Smith; 26. Pharmacodynamics Tim Smith; 27. Pharmacokinetics Tim Smith; 28. Mechanisms of drug actions Sue A. Hill; 29. Anaesthetic gases and vapours Tim Smith; 30. Hypnotics and IV anaesthetic drugs Tim Smith; 31. Analgesic drugs I. Power and M. Paleologos; 32. Neuromuscular blocking agents Tim Smith; 33. Local anaesthetic agents Tim Smith; 34. CNS pharmacology Tim Smith; 35. ANS pharmacology Tim Smith; 36. Cardiovascular pharmacology Tim Smith; 37. Respiratory pharmacology Tim Smith; 38. Endocrine pharmacology Tim Smith; 39. Gastrointestinal pharmacology Tim Smith; 40. Intravenous fluids Tim Smith; 41. Pharmacology of haemostasis Tim Smith; 42. Antimicrobial therapy Jim Stone; 43. Clinical trials and basic statistics Leon A. G. Vries and Ted Lin; Part IV. Physics and Clinical Measurement: 44. Applied physics Ted Lin and Rajani Annamaneni; 45. Clinical measurement Ted Lin and Rajani Annamaneni; 46. Anaesthetic equipment Ted Lin and Rajani Annamaneni; Index.