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The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Exam Guide 2





ISBN 9781785231056
Published February 15, 2016 by CRC Press
316 Pages

 
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The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Examination Study Guide 2 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 second volume covers pharmacology, special patient groups and critical incidents in depth. Over 37 pharmacology topics are covered including mechanisms of drug action, dose-response curves, drug interactions, half-life, variations in drug metabolism, opioids, neuromuscular blocking drugs and more. Twelve special patient groups topics are covered including paediatrics, elderly, pregnancy, diabetes, hypertension and more. Over 20 critical incidents topics are covered including aspiration, cyanosis, bradycardia, failed intubation, ST segment changes, hypoxia 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

PHARMACOLOGY
Receptors
Mechanism of Drug Action
Drug Interactions
Drug Absorption and Bioavailability
Drugs and the Liver
Drugs and the Kidney
Variations in Drug Metabolism
Isomers
Drugs to Draw
Exponential Functions
Dose–Response Curves
First and Zero Order Kinetics
Volume of Distribution, Clearance and Half-Life
Compartment Models
Total Intravenous Anaesthesia
Induction Agents
Nitrous Oxide
Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents (Volatile Agents)
Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs
Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Reversal Agents
Antimuscarinic Drugs
Opioids
Local Anaesthetics
Antiemetics and Prokinetics
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Antihypertensive Agents
Diuretics
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Antibiotics
Anticoagulants
Antiplatelet Agents
Blood
Hypoglycaemic Agents
Anticonvulsants
Antidepressants
Drugs Used to Treat Asthma
Miscellaneous Drugs

SPECIAL PATIENT GROUPS
Jehovah’s Witness
Obesity
Paediatric
Pregnancy
Elderly
Down’s Syndrome
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetes
Hypertension
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Burns and Trauma
Brainstem Death and Organ Donation

CRITICAL INCIDENTS
Anaphylaxis
Aspiration
Awareness
Blood Transfusion Error
Bradycardia
Cyanosis
Difficult to Ventilate (High Airway Pressure)
Failed Intubation
Failure to Breathe
High Spinal Block
Hypertension
Hypotension
Hypoxia
Intra-Arterial Injection
Laryngospasm
Local Anaesthetic Toxicity
Malignant Hyperpyrexia
Needlestick Injury
Post Dural Puncture Headache
ST Segment Changes
Tachyarrhythmias
Venous Air Embolism (VAE)

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Author(s)

Biography

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

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