1: Pre-operative assessment 2: The anaesthetics room, checks and equipment 3: The anaesthetics room environment 4: The operating room environment 5: Recovery 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 15: Haematology 16: Immunology 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 24: Trauma 25: Critical incidents 26: Maths for the anaesthetist
Perfect for the FRCA!
Catherine Spoors trained at Downing College, Cambridge, and New College, Oxford. She is currently a Specialist Registrar in the Bart's and the London School of Anaesthesia. She has a special interest in medical education. Kevin Kiff qualified from the London Hospital Medical School, and following a grounding in medicine started his anaesthetic training in London, completing the final FRCA examination in 1993. Following one year at Great Ormond Steet PICU, he was appointed Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia at St Bartholomew's Hospital, during which time he jointly received the BMA's Elizabeth Wherry prize and published on porcine models of critical illness and predictors of paediatric respiratory failure. Dr Kiff was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in 1997, and since then has been heavily involved in the training of anaesthetists, medics, surgeons and medical students. Dr Kiff teaches regularly on and directs National ATLS courses. His special research and audit interests include the implementation of Early Warning Systems and the provision of in-patient emergency care.
`This book is very different to all the other anaesthetic main texts. Its well written, easy to read and makes reading almost enjoyable. Explains key concepts very well. Quite a few typos but being the first edition this is forgivable. Overall, very useful, reasonably priced and an excellent core text for anaesthetics.' Amazon review `When doing the FRCA exams, it's important to get the balance right between reading reference texts and revision texts. Too much of the former, and you run the risk of being bogged down by details; too much of the latter and you end up with a superficial knowledge of things and miss out chunks of the syllabus. The beauty of this book is that it gets this balance exactly right. This book goes through the syllabus with a fine tooth-comb, and treats every part of the intimidating curriculum with equal respect - this means that you don't miss anything out, and have the depth of knowledge for each part to satisfy the RCOA. 100% Recommended as an addition to the base texts.' Amazon review `I wish I'd found this book earlier. Brilliant for Primary revision, would be really helpful for new trainees in anaesthesia or for ACCS trainees rotating through anaesthetics to have this to refer to rather than some of the more traditional textbooks which are a bit heavy on the detail.' Amazon review `This book's editors Catherine Spoors and Kevin Kiff, along with series editor Matthew D. Gardiner have done a great job compiling and organizing the voluminous amount of information and putting out this outstanding book, which was made possible with well-written articles contributed by nearly 40 experts.' Biz India, March 2013