1st Edition

Fast Facts for the Primary FRCA and EDAIC Basic Science for Anaesthetists

By Amit Sharma Copyright 2024
    300 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Primary FRCA is a marathon exam that requires candidates to concentrate on solving MCQs first and then prepare for the OSCE and SOE viva. The EDAIC Part 1 involves MCQs, and Part 2 uses viva to test candidates. All these exams demand a strong knowledge of basic sciences relevant to anaesthesia. The Fast Facts content aids quick revision in the lead up to the examinations and maximises the chances of exam success.

    Covering all the high-yield facts together with concept building, the content ensures that students benefit at all stages of their preparation, especially during the last few weeks before examinations. Past MCQs and core viva concepts have been presented in bullet points, tabular format and diagrams for easy assimilation. The Primary FRCA is shifting towards asking SBAs, and this book covers both the SBA and MTF formats of MCQs. It includes over 180 topics, and is subdivided into sections on Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics and Anatomy.

    The key ingredient to get through any exam is confidence. By facilitating timely revision of the entire curriculum, this book makes sure that candidates for both the Primary FRCA and for the EDAIC will enter the examination hall with a positive mindset and comprehensive knowledge of the basic sciences required by anaesthetists.

    Chapter 1: Respiratory System  Chapter 2: Cardiovascular System  Chapter 3: Central Nervous System  Chapter 4: Muscle  Chapter 5: Gastrointestinal Tract  Chapter 6: Endocrine  Chapter 7: Metabolism  Chapter 8: Blood  Chapter 9: Applied Physiology  Chapter 10: General Pharmacology  Chapter 11: Anaesthetic  Pharmacology  Chapter 12: Systemic Pharmacology  Chapter 13: Applied Physics  Chapter 14: Clinical Measurement  Chapter 15: Anaesthesia Equipment  Chapter 16: Statistics  Chapter 17: Anatomy  Chapter 18: Miscellaneous


    Dr Amit Sharma is a specialty trainee in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia (dual CCT). He is currently working in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. He did his graduation and post-graduation in anaesthesia from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, which is one of the top three medical colleges in India. After that, he cleared EDAIC and registered with GMC to work as a Junior Specialist Doctor in the NHS. During this time, he completed his FRCA examination with distinction in both primary and final FRCA and joined training in the UK. He has an active interest in cardiac intensive care and well-being initiatives.

    Quite impressive. The bullet point format makes complex topics easy to digest, the tables are clear, and the diagrams are a great visual aid. Its succinctness is perfect for a quick overview of the curriculum in the days leading up to the exam. Definitely a helpful resource!

    - Dr Muzzammil Ali

    A comprehensive resource… it provides concise and updated information, making it particularly useful for last-minute revision.

    I highly recommend this book to all for last minute primary FRCA/ EDAIC revision.

    - S. Sapra

    Most of the available resources are either too vast, requiring infinite patience, or too factual, requiring rote learning… this book is a perfect balance, bringing across the most high-yield points whilst providing explanations too wherever necessary!

    100 percent recommend this book for fast and effective revision!

    - Chandrima B.