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The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Exam Guide 2

2nd Edition

By Kate McCombe, Lara Wijayasiri

CRC Press

304 pages

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Description

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)

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