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The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Exam Guide 1

2nd Edition

By Lara Wijayasiri, Kate McCombe

CRC Press

274 pages

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Description

The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Examination Study Guide 1 is the definitive revision aid to the Primary FRCA structured oral examination. This second edition is revised and updated in line with the new Royal College of Anaesthetists ‘Guide to the Primary FRCA’, with over 20 new topics to reflect changes to the RCoA’s model questions and major revisions to graphs, diagrams and many of the pre-existing sections.

Packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. The nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid–base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. Nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. The second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first edition.

Table of Contents

PHYSIOLOGY

Red Blood Cells and Haemoglobin

Oxygen–Haemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Hypoxia

Oxygen Transport

Carbon Dioxide Transport

Alveolar Gas Equation

Ventilation–Perfusion (V/Q) Mismatch and Shunt

Respiratory Dead Space

Lung Volumes

Lung Compliance

Control of Respiration

Altitude and Diving

Lung Function Measurement

Effects of Anaesthesia on Lung Function

Baroreceptors and Control of Blood Pressure

Cardiac Cycle

Coronary Circulation

Exercise

Carbohydrate Metabolism

Starvation

Nausea and Vomiting

Liver Physiology

Gastric Regulation

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Acid–Base Balance

Buffers

Renal Blood Flow

Glomerular Filtration Rate

Renal Handling of Glucose, Sodium and Inulin

Fluid Compartments

Osmoregulation

Action Potentials

Cerebral Blood Flow

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Autonomic Nervous System

Child versus Adult

Pregnancy

Placental Transfer

Fetal Circulation

Ageing

Adrenal Gland

Thyroid Gland

Eye

Endothelium

Portal Circulations

Immune Mechanisms

Pain Pathways

Muscle Electrophysiology

Reflexes

PHYSICS

Definitions

Standard International Units

Principles of Measurement

Gas Laws

Supply of Medical Gases

General Aspects of Pressure

Pressure Regulators

Flow

Electrical Components

Defibrillators

Electrical Safety

Diathermy

States of Matter, Heat Capacity and Latent Heat

Temperature Measurement

Pollution and Scavenging

Oxygen Measurement

pH Measurement

Carbon Dioxide Measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement

Arterial Pressure Waveform

Cardiac Output Monitoring

Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring

Safety Features of the Anaesthetic Machine

Disconnection Monitors

Breathing Systems

Resuscitation Bags and Valves

Ventilators

Vaporisers

Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring

Lasers

Ultrasound and Doppler

CT and MRI

Pulse Oximetry

About the Authors

Kate McCombe, consultant anaesthetist, Frimley Health NHS Trust, Surrey, UK

Lara Wijayasiri, consultant anaesthetist, Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey, UK

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED006000
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology