This comprehensive revision aid has been compiled from the database of questions collected from their trainees by two talented authors who have been running a course on this subject for three years, and reflects a variety of commonly asked themes. In addition, there are contributions from 11 consultants and registrars, who are all experts in their fields. The clear layout and easy to read style prepares students for the examination environment and focuses on the specific areas and responses examiners look for. The style of questions mimics the exam and there are added tutorials for ECG interpretation and radiology which will benefit trainees immensely in their preparation.
Sample questions accurately reflect the examination, while model answers are systematically structured with definitions and classifications, and illustrated with essential diagrams and graphs. The books provide clear and concise explanations to key scientific concepts, and problem-based answers to clinical scenarios.
The Primary FRCA Structured Oral Examination Study Guide 1 is the definitive revision aid to the Primary FRCA structured oral examination. This second edition is revised and updated in line with the new Royal College of Anaesthetists ‘Guide to the Primary FRCA’, with over 20 new topics to reflect changes to the RCoA’s model questions and major revisions to graphs, diagrams and many of the pre-existing sections. Packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. The nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid–base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. Nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. The second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first edition.
Dr Podcast (www.dr-podcast.com) is a great way to revise for the FRCA exams and has been met with widespread enthusiasm from candidates. It provides podcasts of questions and model answers with no redundant material. Dr Podcast scripts are now available in print format. Containing the scripts of all 103 individual podcasts from the Dr Podcast Final FRCA collection, they also include diagrams the reader can draw to explain their answers. They cover the entire syllabus for the Final FRCA, allowing the readers to experience the style of the questions likely to be asked and providing tips on how to excel in the exam. Each podcast is written by a successful candidate who has insight and experience of the exam, and all material has been reviewed by experienced consultants with detailed knowledge of the educational standards. For those preparing for the Final FRCA exams, Dr Podcast scripts are a must.
This is a revision text for the Structured Oral Examination for the Final FRCA exam. Including 14 mock exams, it provides model answers, exam technique, and provides an insight into the way the exam works for trainees and trainers alike.
This book is the definitive revision aid to the Primary FRCA structured oral examination. The second edition is revised and updated in line with the new Royal College of Anaesthetists guide, with eight new sections to reflect changes to the RCA’s model questions and a major revision of six of the existing sections. Packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this second volume covers pharmacology, special patient groups and critical incidents in depth. Following the exam syllabus, the guide offers a pragmatic approach to help readers through the tangled thickets of the Primary.
A concise, exam-orientated revision text that helps candidates prepare for the notoriously difficult SAQ paper for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) Final examination.
Final FRCA exam preparation book containing 9 complete 12-question SAQ papers with full model answers, plus practical exam preparation advice.
This third edition of the highly successful The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book contains detailed, accessible summaries of the core questions in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement that may be asked in the oral section of the Final FRCA exam. In addition to comprehensive updating of all the topics, this edition includes new subject material in each of the four basic sciences, with almost 200 detailed summaries of the most relevant topics in the examination. This volume once again gives candidates an insight into the way the viva works, offering general guidance on exam technique, and providing readily accessible information relating to a wide range of potential questions. Written by a former senior examiner for the diploma of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and listed as recommended reading by AnaesthesiaUK, the prime educational resource for trainee anaesthetists, it remains an essential purchase for every Final FRCA candidate.
Dr Podcast (www.dr-podcast.com) is a great way to revise for the FRCA exams and has been met with widespread enthusiasm from candidates. It provides podcasts of questions and model answers with no redundant material. Dr Podcast scripts are now available in print format. Containing the scripts of all 90 individual podcasts from the Dr Podcast Primary FRCA collection, they also include diagrams the reader can draw to explain their answers. They cover the entire syllabus for the Primary FRCA, allowing the readers to experience the style of the questions likely to be asked and providing tips on how to excel in the exam. Each podcast is written by a successful candidate who has insight and experience of the exam, and all material has been reviewed by experienced consultants with detailed knowledge of the educational standards. For those preparing for the Primary FRCA exams, Dr Podcast scripts are a must.
New edition of a successful book of concise notes on clinical aspects of the examination for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaethetists. It has been fully updated to reflect changes in the examination syllabus. This will be an ideal revision guide for trainee anaesthetists sitting the FRCA and similar examinations. Concise notes for the clinical part of the FRCA. Appendix covers the up to date syllabus for the examination. Incudes appropriate guidelines and reports from the Association of Anaesthetists. Each section ends with list of further reading.
The second edition of the hugely popular The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book builds on the success of the first by providing a thorough review of short and long case questions typically given to Final FRCA viva candidates. An introductory chapter gives invaluable practical advice on preparation for the viva. This is followed by almost 100 short cases and 25 long cases, all based on viva questions posed at recent examinations. Answers have been constructed from a combination of popular textbooks, recent publications and the extensive practical experience of the authors. Short further reading lists are provided for more in-depth preparation. Written by a team of expert consultants and senior trainees with (successful!) experience of the Final FRCA, this second edition of The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book, is a must-have for anyone preparing for the Final FRCA viva.
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.
Preparing for the Final FRCA? Wondering what to expect of the SBA questions? Help is at hand. This practical book contains 60 single best answer and 120 multiple true/false questions to help you revise for the Final FRCA MCQ exam. Each question is accompanied by detailed explanations, giving additional information on each topic to enhance revision. SBA and MTF MCQs for the Final FRCA may be used both for examination practice and as a source of knowledge on many of the key topics in the syllabus. A helpful introductory section gives practical advice on how to approach revision and sitting the exam. From the writing team behind the FRCAQ.com website (www.frcaq.com), an outstanding exam preparation source for both the Primary and Final FRCA, this book provides challenging questions and well researched explanations to help you through the Final FRCA MCQ paper. An invaluable tool for your MCQ exam preparation.
Completely re-written, the definitive companion and revision aid for the short answer paper, part of the Final FRCA examination.
Practice Single Best Answer Questions for the Final FRCA: A Revision Guide covers the complete syllabus of this new-style exam. The book includes 10 papers, each of which consists of 30 questions on clinical anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain management. Each practice paper matches the style, number and level of questions that candidates will face in their FRCA exam. Written by a group of anaesthetists experienced in teaching clinical anaesthesia and preparing trainees for their exams, every question is supplemented with a thorough explanation, incorporating the latest research and guidelines, and further reading suggestions. The book also includes guidance on how to go about answering single best answer questions. Pitched at just the right level for the exam, Practice Single Best Answer Questions for the Final FRCA: A Revision Guide is an essential resource for all Final FRCA candidates.
The single best answer format of questions is invaluable in assessing a trainee’s clinical skills and problem-solving abilities. It allows the trainee to demonstrate application of their knowledge to clinical practice. This book comprises six sets of practice papers. Each set contains 30 single best answer questions which cover topics including clinical anaesthesia, pain and intensive care. The questions are based on the recent changes introduced to the written part of the final FRCA examination. The best possible answer to a given clinical scenario is substantiated by a detailed explanation drawn from recent review articles and textbooks in clinical anaesthesia. These questions will enable candidates to assess their clinical knowledge and skills in problem-solving, data interpretation and decision making. This book is essential study material for candidates sitting postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. It is not only an essential guide for trainees but also an invaluable educational resource for all anaesthetists.
Preparing to Pass the FRCA: Strategies for Exam Success equips you with the skills of effective revision and time management to maximise your success. The book takes each element of the FRCA exam and provides tips and techniques on how to approach the different types of questions, and includes worked examples with answers, so that you can undertake your revision accordingly. It will help you to target your revision so you can cover the breadth of topics in the FRCA syllabus and ensure that you structure your revision in an efficient way, as well as helping you to approach the exam and convey your knowledge through writing or speech correctly. Taking many common problems candidates face when preparing for this exam, the book covers motivation, effective studying, managing nerves, and scheduling time to study amongst other commitments.
A key requirement of the primary and final FRCA examinations is a sound understanding of the basic sciences behind anaesthetic practice. It is important to be able to describe these principles clearly, particularly in the viva section of the examinations. Featuring several new topics, this fully updated new edition of this best-selling book provides all the important graphs, definitions and equations which may be covered in the examinations, together with clear and concise explanations of how to present them to the examiner and why they are important. Packed full of precise, clear diagrams with well structured explanations, and with all key definitions, derivations and statistics, this is an essential study aid for all FRCA examination candidates.
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