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Physics in Anaesthesia

by Ben Middleton, Justin Phillips, Rik Thomas and Simon Stacey Scion Publishing
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Pbk 384 pages
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Physics in Anaesthesia caters especially for those who consider themselves non-physicists. It covers the FRCA syllabus in an informative and accessible way from the very basics, and provides an important link between theory and practice.

Worked examples highlight the relevance to clinical practice, and along with graphs and charts, make the basics of physics understandable not only to doctors, but also to operating department practitioners and students. It does not assume that readers will have A level physics.

Two different types of self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter will test understanding of the key concepts, while a summary section for each topic is ideal as a rapid refresher, highlighting any problem areas.

1 Atoms and matter 2Simple mechanics 3Energy and power 4 Temperature and heat 5Waves 6Pressure measurement 7Humidity 8Measurement of gas flow 9The gas laws 10Diffusion, osmosis and solubility 11 Measuring gas and vapour concentrations 12Vaporizers 13Medical gas supplies 14Breathing systems and ventilation 15 Optics 16Blood flow measurement 17Equipment management 18Basics of electricity 19Electromagnetism and alternating current 20 Electrical shocks and safety 21Electrocardiography, pacing and defibrillation 22Processing, storage and display 23Ultrasound 24Lasers 25Magnetic resonance imaging 26Nuclear physics and radiation 27Basic mathematical concepts 28Physical quantities and SI units 29Statistics

'Overall, Physics in Anaesthesia succeeds in providing a concise and easy to read review text covering what has historically been a dry and difficult to present topic. The book is easy to understand and sufficiently covers most topics one would expect from such a book. It seems well suited for those studying for exams, but it can also serve as a good reference text for all levels of anesthesia providers.'
Anesthesiology, September 2013
'This is an excellent refreshing and practical text whencompared with various older textbooks on physics for anesthesia and #x2026;. The text iswritten in a concise, uncomplicated, and easily understood manner, andrepresentative clinical scenarios are often used and #x2026;. In my view, this is a superbteaching textbook on basic physics and #x2026;. I would recommend this textbook to ourAnesthesia Post-Graduate Program!'
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (2012) 59: 1161 and #x2013;1162
'...a refreshing change from the more traditional textbooks with their pages of derivationsand small, bland, obscure figures...'
Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice, May 2012 Volume Issue 3
'...this text provides a fantastic resource for those wishing to consolidate their learning... A major strength of this book is its clear writing style. The well organised text is supported by excellent diagrams and highlighted key terms. There are clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, with a short summary and a multiple choice question test at the end... Overall, this is an excellent resource and essential revision tool.'
Nursing Standard, June 2012, 30: vol. 26 no. 41
'This is a book specifically for anesthesia professionals written by Anesthetists, Physicists and Perfusionists. After reading the book cover to cover I can say without reservation, it is most certainly the easiest book on physics I have ever read. The simple and intuitive layout, easy to understand diagrams, relevant objectives and the quizzes at the end of each chapter help me expand my understanding of topics I was already a master of. That is saying something. This book is not just a 'must have' for students of anesthesia and any prospective anesthesia students looking to brush up before training but also for the working Nurse Anesthetists as a quick and easy to use reference.', June 2012