Spoors: Training In Anaesthesia: The Essential Curriculum (Oxford Speciality Training)

Perfect for the FRCA!
Oxford Specialty Training is a major new series aimed at postgraduate trainees, taking into account the training structures and syllabuses newly introduced by the Modernising Medical Careers initiative.
Training in Anaesthesia is a curriculum-based guide to the first phase of specialty training in anaesthetics; comprehensively covering the specific techniques, assessments and basic medical and physiological knowledge that trainees are required to learn as part of their basic training. These areas are currently examined by the Primary FRCA exam as part of a student's progress towards full fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, though the knowledge contained within the book continues to apply throughout all phases of training.

The book is authored by both trainees and specialists, and has been comprehensively edited and peer-reviewed by both groups in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text, highlighted and augmented by many of the diagrams and key concepts that a trainee may be expected to reproduce during viva examinations. Novel drug tables convey essential information in a new and attractive form, and the majority of images have been created specifically for this book, avoiding the cliched figures and illustrations reproduced in training texts to date. The organisation of the material is unique, and the topic-based design ensures easy navigation and structured revision and learning.

Key Features
  • The complete guide to early years specialty training in anaesthesia.
  • Covers curriculum-based training requirements examined in the Primary FRCA examination.
  • Presents material in an easily accessible double-page format to offer structured learning and revision.
  • Highly illustrated, to augment concise descriptions of key concepts and learning objectives, with the needs of the trainee in mind.

Training in Anaesthesia is part of a new series aimed at postgraduate trainees in the United Kingdom. It targets trainees in the current phases of training ST1-ST3, incorporating curriculum-based knowledge appropriate to the current Primary FRCA examination. It will also appeal to Foundation Year trainees, more advanced anaesthesia trainees revising for Final FRCA papers, foreign students studying for UK exams, and all doctors operating within High Dependency and Intensive Care units.

About the Editors
  • Catherine Spoors, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bart's and the London School of Anaesthesia, London, UK, and
  • Kevin Kiff, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK.

  • 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

Product Details
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199227268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199227266
List Price: $115.00

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