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.
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
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.
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.
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
A comprehensive single volume source of relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated fifth edition is for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses. All entries have been carefully reviewed and new ones added to reflect the latest advances and the evolving field breadth. This edition includes a structured checklist of entries, ordered by curriculum core topic area, as an additional new aid for those planning their revision.
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.
The equine practitioner will find this comprehensive issue packed with useful, practical information on anesthesia. Topics include neuromuscular blocking agents and monitoring, anesthesia for dystocia/neonatal, anesthesia for colic, inhalant anesthetics, cardiac output monitoring, local anesthetic techniques, morbidity and mortality and risk, cardiovascular support, respiratory mechanics and mechanical ventilation, total intravenous anesthesia, balanced anesthesia and constant rate infusions, and much more!
The updated guide to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists final fellowship examination The format of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) final examination has evolved in recent years. This updated exam guide keeps pace with these developments and assists anaesthetic trainees in preparation for the exam. Examination Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive study guide that focuses solely on the anaesthetic exam, eliminating confusion between this and the intensive care exams. This invaluable medical text itemises all requirements of the Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) training scheme. Components of the final examination are also detailed, including a breakdown of the marking scheme and recent results. Helpful resources outlined in Examination Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition include new developments on the ANZCA website, textbooks, journals and exam courses along with a broad list of anaesthesia reference and review articles. Trainees will also benefit from separate chapters based on the major components of the written and clinical ANZCA examinations, plus practical strategies for restructuring life around exam preparation. • details of the new examination format, including altered component weighting, spatial and temporal separation of medical and anaesthesia vivas • upgraded information on ANZCA exam preparation courses • an expanded chapter on approaching the exam’s written components • expansion of the medical viva chapter to include 21 case examples with increased representation of cardiovascular, endocrine and neurological conditions • dissection of recent exams, listing short answer and viva questions under relevant topic headings to assist study • a rewritten data interpretation section with a focus on anaesthetic practice – many new radiographs, electrocardiographs and other tabulated data, including echocardiography, arterial blood gas analysis, coagulation studies and sleep studies • a completely updated reference and review article section