Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, now in its Third Edition, continues to provide candidates with a "tailor-made" alternative to more general physiology textbooks and delivers information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. The book covers the physiology of all major organ systems, with specific emph
The practice of anaesthesia, including intensive care medicine and pain management, requires a considerable understanding of normal and abnormal physiology. This is reflected in postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia where candidates are questioned in depth about many aspects of physiology. The second edition of this well-received textbook continues to provide candidates with a 'tailor-made' alternative to more general physiology textbooks, delivering information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. The authors bring their extensive experience of teaching physiology to the book in order to improve the understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist. The content covers the physiology of all the major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In addition, there are special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing and the physiological effects of specific environments, all highly relevant to anaesthetic practice. Diagrams throughout, praised in reviews of the first edition, are used to support the text and to aid understanding of difficult concepts. The second edition also incorporates a number of new features - learning objectives, areas for reflection and a handy summary of physiological equations. It will remain an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, and a useful revision aid.
The aim of this well–established text is to provide a comprehensive, scientific account of pharmacology and a guide to the use of drugs is it relates to the practice of clinical anaesthesia. It is of considerable value to candidates sitting the FRCA examination, but will also be of use to any practicing anaesthetist wanting to brush up on his or her pharmacology knowledge. The book is now in its fourth edition and all chapters have been thoroughly updated with these aims in mind. A conscious decision has been made to shorten the book by approximately 100 pages so that it remains a concise and useable reference. The first five chapters cover the fundamental principles of pharmacology, including the pharmacokinetics, drug interactions and variability in drug response. The authors successfully cover these potentially dry subjects in a very readable and user–friendly way. The rest of the text is devoted to detailed coverage of the classes of drug used in anaethesia. Each of these latter chapters include a discussion of subjects such as chemical and physical properties, effects on the various systems, pharmacokinetics, mode of action, clinical uses, unwanted effects and treatment of adverse reactions. Relevant physiology is also given where appropriate. The broad coverage of this book means that readers do not need to refer to a basic pharmacology or physiology text, but can use this as a primary resource, whether they are studying for a postgraduate examination or just keeping up to date.
This definitive resource from the eminent Oxford Textbooks series, the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia addresses the fundamental principles, underpinning sciences and the full spectrum of clinical practice. It brings together the most pertinent research from on-going scientific endeavours with practical guidance and a passion to provide the very best clinical care to patients. This comprehensive work covers all aspects of anaesthesia; volume one addresses the fundamental principles and the basic sciences whose understanding is required for a logical, effective and evidence-based approach to practice. Volume two focuses on the clinical aspects of anaesthesia, including those aspects of intensive care and pain medicine that are required by all general anaesthetists as well as sections dedicated to procedures, surgical specialities, paediatrics, the conduct of anaesthesia outside the theatre, and concurrent disease. In 91 finely crafted and highly illustrated chapters, experts in anaesthesia review the supporting evidence and key techniques for the clinical management of specific conditions and patient groups. International contributors share their research and extensive experience to provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations in a global context. The Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia will publish both in print and online on Oxford Medicine Online where it can be accessed via smartphone or similar devices and will be updated annually to reflect major changes in clinical practice. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia comes with a year's access to the online version. This essential reference tool supports all anaesthetists seeking an up-to-date and trustworthy account of all aspects of anaesthesia. It will be an indispensable guide to anaesthetists of all grades and subspecialty interest.
This new, multi-contributed book is a comprehensive yet highly practical guide to pharmacology, with emphasis on its clinical application in anesthesia. As well as the traditional core information on drugs available to the anesthetist, it covers the implications of physiology/pathophysiology status of patients on the response to anesthetic intervention. Readability and user-friendliness are ensured throughout, with chapters structured according to a standard template and the use of original 2-color figures.
The aim of this book is to simplify physiological principles in a logical manner and provide important and relevant content to help care providers better manage their acutely ill patients. First time learners as well as health care professionals needing a short refresher course in physiology will find simple, easy-to-understand, basic physiology that is relevant to both the student and the professional care provider. With a focus on the importance of good oxygen delivery as the basis of sustaining life, this book links the fabric of life together and enables readers to apply the principles of physiology to clinical problems and situations. Understanding why the patient has become unwell and how the patient may present, signs and symptoms of patient deterioration as well as the recommended management of these patients enables the care provider to prioritize care decisions relating to the needs of the acutely ill patient. Thus, care providers will be able to incorporate this new way of examining patients so that care which is often approached in a clinical manner, will now be physiologically driven. • Chapters that link the management of life such as Basis of Life and Physiology of Death for frontline providers. • Chapters covering important organ systems from airway to kidney, including energy, heat and acid-base balance. • Special chapters on maternal-foetal, paediatrics, elderly and obesity. • Clinical implication and application sections within each chapter for students to relate to clinical practice. • Medical illustrations by Frank Netter, the foremost master of medical illustration. • 58 fully coloured illustrations, diagrams and charts to enhance learning and understanding. • Content reviewed by international and Malaysian academicians. Table of Contents 1. What is Physiology? 2. Basis of Life 3. Oxygen Delivery to the Tissues 4. Physiology of the Airway 5. Process of Breathing 6. Cardiovascular Physiology 7. Haemoglobin and Blood 8. Central Nervous System 9. Renal Physiology 10. Physiology of the Liver 11. Heat Balance 12. Acid-Base Balance 13. Fluids and Electrolytes 14. Metabolism, Nutrition and Energy Balance 15. Pain Physiology 16. Physiology of Sepsis 17. Physiology of Obesity 18. Paediatric Physiology 19. Maternal and Foetal Physiology 20. Physiology of the Elderly 21. Physiology of Death Index
Long respected as the most comprehensive nurse anesthesia resource available, this new edition continues the tradition of bringing together leading experts to create a balanced reference that applies scientific principles to today’s clinical anesthesia practice. Inside you’ll find a solid introduction to the equipment and patient care techniques unique to nurse anesthesia side-by-side with the cutting-edge research and application of evidence necessary to prepare you for tomorrow. Over 700 tables and boxes highlight the most essential information in a quick, easy-to-reference format. An easy-to-use organization with basic principles covered first, followed by individual chapters for each surgical specialty, ensures you have the information you need to build your knowledge. Over 650 figures of anatomy, nurse anesthesia procedures, and equipment enhance your understanding of complex information. Expert CRNA authors provide the most up-to-date and relevant clinical information you’ll use in daily practice. The latest pharmacology information on pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, opiate antagonists, and key induction drugs to keep you up-to-date. Thoroughly updated references make finding the latest and most important research in the field quick and simple. New chapters address legal issues, neonatal anesthesia, anesthesia education, clinical monitoring, regional anesthesia, unexpected complications, and more. Expanded coverage of chemistry and physics as well as immunology makes these difficult fundamental topics easier to understand and apply to everyday practice. Over 100 new images enhance your understanding of difficult anesthesia concepts.
Fundamentals of Anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the Primary FRCA, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. Written and edited by experts with extensive FRCA examination experience, this text deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. All of the subject matter required to pass the exam is condensed into an easy-to-read format. This fully updated fourth edition includes new guidelines, an improved chapter structure, and a new section on clinical ultrasound. The generous use of summary boxes, bullet points, tables and diagrams creates a text that is clear, concise and easy to navigate. Each section covers one of the four components of the SOE. This is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.