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Graphic Anaesthesia: Essential diagrams, equations and tables for anaesthesia

by Tim Hooper, James Nickells, Ben Walton, Sonja Payne and Annabel Pearson Scion Publishing
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Pbk 262 pages
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This book brings together the diagrams, tables and equations pertinent to anaesthesia. This is the first book to combine all of these illustrations in one volume; as such it provides an essential learning resource for candidates preparing for the FRCA exams. However this is not just a book for exams but one that can be used as a concise reference guide, providing succinct and relevant information for anaesthetists at all levels.

Printed in full colour, the book features 250 of the key diagrams, tables and equations that anaesthetists need to know – each one supplemented with brief explanatory text.

Written by well-known authors, this book is essential reading for anaesthetists, from candidates preparing for the FRCA exam, and beyond.

1 PHYSIOLOGY  1.1 Cardiac; 1.2 Circulation;
1.3 Respiratory; 1.4 Neurology; 1.5 Renal; 1.6 Gut; 1.7 Acid–base; 1.8
Metabolic; 1.9 Endocrine; 1.10 Body fluids; 1.11 Haematology; 1.12 Cellular; 1.13

  2.1 Abdominal wall; 2.2 Antecubital fossa; 2.3 Autonomic nervous system; 2.4 Base of skull; 2.5 Brachial plexus;  2.6 Bronchial tree; 2.7 Cardiac vessels – cardiac veins;  2.8 Cardiac vessels – coronary arteries;  2.9 Circle of Willis;  2.10 Cranial nerves;  2.11 Cross-section of neck at C6;  2.12 Cross-section of spinal cord; 
2.13 Dermatomes; 2.14 Diaphragm; 
2.15 Epidural space;  2.16 Femoral triangle;  2.17 Fetal circulation;  2.18 Intercostal space; 
2.19 Internal jugular vein;  2.20 Laryngeal innervation;  2.21 Larynx; 2.22 Limb muscle innervation (myotomes);  2.23 Lumbar plexus;  2.24 Nose; 2.25 Orbit; 2.26 Rib; 2.27 Sacral plexus; 2.28 Sacrum; 2.29 Spinal nerve; 2.30 Thoracic inlet and first rib; 2.31

  3.1 Clearance; 3.2 Compartment model – one and two compartments; 3.3 Compartment model – three compartments;  3.4 Dose–response curves;   3.5 Elimination; 3.6 Elimination kinetics;  3.7  Half-lives and time constants;  3.8 Meyer–Overton hypothesis; 
3.9 Volume of distribution;  3.10 Wash-in curves for volatile agents

4 DRUGS 4.1 Anaesthetic agents – etomidate; 4.2 Anaesthetic agents – ketamine; 4.3 Anaesthetic agents – propofol; 4.4 Anaesthetic agents – thiopentone; 4.5 Local anaesthetics – mode of action; 4.6 Local anaesthetics – properties; 4.7 Neuromuscular blockers – mode of action; 4.8 Neuromuscular blocking agents – depolarizing; 4.9 Neuromuscular blocking agents – non-depolarizing; 4.10 Opioids – mode of action; 4.11 Opioids – properties; 4.12 Volatile anaesthetic agents – mode of action; 4.13 Volatile anaesthetic agents – physiological effects; 4.14 Volatile anaesthetic agents – properties

  5.1 Avogadro's hypothesis; 5.2 Beer–Lambert law; 5.3 Critical temperatures and pressure; 5.4 Diathermy; 5.5 Doppler effect; 5.6 Electrical safety; 5.7 Electricity; 5.8 Exponential function;  5.9 Fick's law of diffusion; 5.10 Gas laws – Boyle's law; 5.11 Gas laws – Charles' law; 5.12 Gas laws – Gay-Lussac's (Third Perfect) law; 5.13 Gas laws – ideal gas law and Dalton's law; 5.14 Graham's law; 5.15 Heat; 5.16 Henry's law; 5.17 Humidity; 5.18 Laser; 5.19 Metric prefixes; 5.20 Power;  5.21 Pressure; 5.22 Raman effect;  5.23 Reflection and refraction; 5.24 SI units; 5.25 Triple point of water and phase diagram; 5.26 Types of flow; 5.27 Wave characteristics; 5.28 Wheatstone bridge; 5.29 Work

6 CLINICAL MEASUREMENT 6.1 Bourdon gauge; 6.2 Clark electrode; 6.3 Damping;  6.4 Fuel cell; 6.5 Monitoring of neuromuscular blockade; 6.6 Oximetry – paramagnetic analyser;  6.7 pH measuring system; 6.8 Pulse oximeter; 6.9 Severinghaus carbon dioxide electrode; 6.10 Temperature measurement; 6.11 Thermocouple and Seebeck effect

  7.1 Bag valve mask resuscitator; 7.2 Breathing circuits – circle system; 7.3 Breathing circuits – Mapleson's classification; 7.4 Cleaning and contamination; 7.5 Continuous renal replacement therapy – extracorporeal circuit; 7.6 Continuous renal replacement therapy – modes; 7.7 Gas cylinders; 7.8 Humidifier; 7.9 Oxygen delivery systems – Bernoulli principle and Venturi effect; 7.10 Piped gases; 7.11 Scavenging; 7.12 Vacuum-insulated evaporator; 7.13 Vaporizer; 7.14 Ventilation – pressure-controlled; 7.15 Ventilation – volume-controlled

Mean, median and mode; 8.2 Normal distribution; 8.3 Number needed to treat; 8.4 Odds ratio; 8.5 Predictive values; 8.6 Sensitivity and specificity;  8.7 Significance tests; 8.8 Statistical variability; 8.9 Type I and type II

Five-star reviews:

Recommended! "Great book with excellent diagrams. Very easy to understand. Missing topics such as immunity etc, but they don't lend themselves to very simple diagrams and you have to draw a line somewhere in what you choose not to include!" Amazon reviewer

Hidden gem "This was recommended by a friend who has passed the exams. This book is great for summary. So what I did was I read one of the other text books on the topic and this book helps direct me to how to answer during the exams" Amazon reviewer

Excellent book "Summarises key topics and shows clear pictures and graphs suitable for primary FRCA. Highly recommend and wished I'd have had it earlier in the exam process." Amazon reviewer

Excellent for OSCE viva "Excellent! Great diagrams to focus your Viva answers" Amazon reviewer

Five Stars "Excellent book for revision." Amazon reviewer

A must have book for primary FRCA "Clearly explains, with well drawn diagrams, many of the important aspects of the exam syllabus in a friendly, easy to read format." Amazon reviewer

Essential revision resource! "Clear diagrams and concise text with great layout. Brings together all the different areas of the curriculum into one book, which makes it ideal for Primary FRCA revision. I particularly like the anatomy section, this is something which is hard to find in in a useful format in other books. Lots of useful comparison tables. Wish I'd had it from the beginning of my revision!" Amazon reviewer