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  • The Veterinary Nurse’s Practical Guide to Small Animal Anaesthesia

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    An accessible guide to small animal anaesthesia for the veterinary practice

    The Veterinary Nurse’s Practical Guide to Small Animal Anaesthesia meets the need for a single practical guide to veterinary anaesthesia and its potential complications. Written by practicing veterinary nurses, the guide analyzes each stage in turn, beginning with a discussion of pre-assessment and pre-medication of patients. Most critically, it reviews the normal functioning of each physiological system in small animals before detailing common problems caused in these systems by anaesthesia.

    Developed for the day-to-day needs of veterinary nurses, readers will also find:

    • Step-by-step guides to addressing specific issues such as GDV, brachycephalic patients, aggressive patients, and more
    • Detailed guidelines for interpreting common test results and biometrics such as capnography and ECGs
    • Chapters designed for easy reference in specific emergency situations

    The Veterinary Nurse’s Practical Guide to Small Animal Anaesthesia is an essential tool for veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians.

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    £54.97£59.99
  • Physics in Anaesthesia, second edition: for FRCA candidates, ODPs and nurse anaesthetists

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    Much of anaesthetic practice is underpinned by physics, yet many struggle when studying the subject. This book has been written with the aim of helping those who have long since parted company with physics.
    This new edition has been comprehensively updated, but the content remains aligned with the FRCA syllabus, making Physics in Anaesthesia ideal for trainee anaesthetists, as well as for operating department practitioners and anaesthetic nurses. In addition, clinical science and engineering students will appreciate the linking of theory and practice. Physics in Anaesthesia gives a complete and structured overview:

    • Explanations start from first principles
    • Simple everyday examples are used to illustrate core concepts
    • Clinical examples highlight the applications of physics in anaesthesia
    • Worked examples and helpful diagrams develop understanding
    • Completely revised MCQs/SBAs now available online with hints and tips, plus answers

    Five-star reviews of the previous edition
    “This is a superb book and helped me greatly during my Primary FRCA. Easy to read and explains basic concepts really well.”
    “I’m an anaesthetic trainee and I am finding this book very helpful… Important equations are highlighted and there are “Clinical applications” boxes throughout to put the information into context.”
    “Essential book for trainee anaesthetists undertaking primary FRCA, Well written and easy to read.”
    “Very good, simple terminology compared to other physics FRCA primary texts, and covers the required topics.”
    “Currently revising for the FRCA Primary and have found this book indispensable. Difficult concepts are explained coherently with easy to understand examples, as well as a key clinical applications.”
    “I am a newly qualified ODP and l really find this book very helpful.”
    “This is a brilliant book that I’d recommend to anyone doing the exam!”
    “The illustrations presented are easy to understand and the book has a structure that builds up your knowledge gradually.”
    “An excellent book for all grades of anaesthetist, but particularly for those studying for the FRCA. Useful, too, for ODPs and other anaesthetic practitioners.”
    “An excellent, detailed overview of medical physics, not just for anaesthetists, but for anyone working with medical electronics / medical physics equipment.”

    Contents

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

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    £37.99
  • Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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    What do anaesthetists do? How does anaesthesia work? What are the risks? And how does the anaesthetist know if you are really asleep?

    Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. In this Very Short Introduction, Aidan O’Donnell takes the reader on a tour through the whole of the modern anaesthetic practice. He begins by explaining general anaesthesia: what it is, how it is produced, and how it differs from natural sleep and other forms of unconsciousness. He goes on to consider the main categories of anaesthetic drugs, including anaesthetic vapours, intravenous agents, muscle relaxants, and
    analgesics, together with explanations of how they work and what their purpose is.

    Set against the historical background of anaesthetic and surgical practice, O’Donnell examines the large role anaesthetists play in specialised areas such as intensive care medicine, pain medicine, and childbirth; and finally, he considers the risks of anaesthesia, putting in to context that anaesthesia is a very safe process.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    £4.72
  • Smith and Aitkenhead’s Textbook of Anaesthesia: Expert Consult – Online & Print

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    This highly successful textbook is internationally renowned as a core text for trainee anaesthetists and is essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. The previous 6th edition was awarded First Prize at the BMJ Medical Book awards.

    The book provides full coverage of the sciences underpinning practice in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management together with details of clinical anaesthesia and perioperative care. In combining these aspects, anaesthetists new to the specialty have found the textbook particularly useful during the first few years of training as well as when preparing for professional examinations. It has also proved a valuable day-to-day reference for allied professionals such as operating department practitioners and physician assistants who need an understanding of clinical practice in anaesthesia and related specialties.

    The goal for this Seventh Edition has remained to equip the reader with the basic knowledge and practical considerations required to administer anaesthesia and perioperative care for a whole range of surgical conditions in patients with all common medical comorbidities. Reflecting the expanding role of anaesthesia beyond the operating theatre it also includes essential material related to safety and quality assurance, consent, resuscitation, intensive care medicine, pre-hospital care and chronic pain management.

    • This book’s scope includes the full range of clinical practice, from anaesthetic equipment and pre-operative assessment through to post-operative care, local anaesthesia, anaesthesia for individual specialties and the management of chronic pain.
    • The text covers the principles of pharmacology, anaesthetic agents and physics for the anaesthetist.
      • This Seventh Edition has been restructured into four sections: Basic Sciences; Physics and Apparatus; Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine; and Clinical Anaesthesia.
    • There are four new chapters reflecting the UK postgraduate anaesthetic examination syllabus and changes in clinical practice. There are: The older patient; Anaesthesia in low and middle-income areas; Management of critical incidents; and Data analysis, clinical trials and statistics.
    • Thirty new contributors provide a new perspective or contribute new chapters.
    • This edition makes extensive use of new line drawings and diagrams and, for the first time, many of these are available in colour.
    • Chapters have been extensively cross-referenced to aid the reader and avoid repetition to include substantially more information without increasing the overall size of the book.
    • The content of each chapter is closely aligned to the syllabus of the Primary FRCA examination. Sample online questions and answers are provided for each chapter and linked to the relevant part of each chapter.

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    £65.99
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia)

    The Oxford Specialist Handbook in Paediatric Anaesthesia returns for a new edition with updated practical management advice, and detailed perioperative plans for a wide selection of basic and advanced paediatric procedures.

    Invaluable to trainees and consultants alike, this go-to guide details current techniques in a concise and rapid manner, describing how to approach each case. It covers everything from pharmacology, preoperative assessment, and the basic principles of anaesthetic care, to advanced vascular access, pain management, and neonatal surgery. With additional speciality chapters containing both elective and emergency cases, it is the ideal companion to all aspects of paediatric anaesthesia.

    DT Features up-to-date information on fasting guidelines, pregnancy testing and thromboprophylaxis
    DT Covers patient care from pre-operative assessment to post-operative care.
    DT Contains detailed chapters on advanced airway management, advanced vascular access, and regional anaesthesia.
    DT Includes easy-to-follow perioperative plans for all the common elective and emergency procedures.
    DT New section on resuscitation, transfers, and emergencies.

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    £48.75£56.00
  • Emergencies in Anaesthesia

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    The third edition of Emergencies in Anaesthesia is a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered during, and immediately following, anaesthesia. Re-structured to follow the ABCDE emergency approach, this handbook guides the clinician through what to do and when, in a format that can be used rapidly. In each chapter, topics are ordered alphabetically for ease of navigation and management is presented in a checklist format. Symbols are used to indicate clinical severity ranging from life-threatening to minor, and the book includes drug dosages, infusion regimes, and key algorithms for quick reference. Reflecting best practice, the third edition includes new frameworks for emergency management and new material on human factors.

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    £29.99
  • Graphic Anaesthesia, second edition: Essential diagrams, equations and tables for anaesthesia

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    Graphic Anaesthesia is a compendium of the diagrams, graphs, equations and tables needed in anaesthetic practice.

    Each page covers a separate topic to aid rapid review and assimilation. The relevant illustration, equation or table is presented alongside a short description of the fundamental principles of the topic and with clinical applications where appropriate.

    Now fully updated, this second edition contains 35 new topics, including significant additions to the drugs and equipment sections, and new sections on clinical prediction and anatomy related to regional anaesthesia.

    The book includes main sections on:

    • physiology
    • pharmacodynamics and kinetics
    • physics
    • equipment
    • anatomy
    • drugs
    • clinical measurement
    • clinical prediction
    • statistics.

    By combining all the illustrations, equations and tables with concise, clinically relevant explanations, Graphic Anaesthesia is therefore:

    • the ideal revision book for all anaesthetists in training
    • a valuable aide-memoire for senior anaesthetists to use when teaching and examining trainees.

    From reviews of the previous edition:
    “Graphic Anaesthesia is a well-written, easy-to-read book, ideal for trainees studying for primary FRCA examinations… It will be an ideal companion for preparing for exams.” Ulster Medical Journal, May 2016
    “Graphic Anaesthesia is an excellent revision tool that allows trainees approaching exams to prepare in an efficient and simple format. It is a refreshing and unique resource that should be included on any essential revision reading list.” European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2016; 33: 610.
    “The diagrams are very clear, the explanations accurate and concise and to pack 245 items into a small reference book is no mean feat…. Each diagram is drawn in just four colours to enable them to be reproduced easily from memory. This intuitive approach was an eye-opener to me and a valuable lesson in simplicity without losing any essential detail. This is something from which many educators could learn and indeed transfer that skill…This is a quality book that could be a useful investment across the spectrum of practitioners involved in anaesthesia and the teaching of anaesthesia.” Journal of Perioperative Practice March 2017, volume 27, issue 3

    Contents

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    1. PHYSIOLOGY
    New in this section: Electroencephalogram waveforms; Immunity, Pregnancy and paediatrics

    2. ANATOMY
    New in this section: Anatomy for regional anaesthesia

    3. PHARMACODYNAMICS AND KINETICS
    New in this section: Target-controlled infusions

    4. DRUGS
    New in this section: Alpha 2 receptor agonists; Anticoagulants; Antiemetics; Antiplatelets; Benzodiazepines; Blood products; Direct acting oral anticoagulants; Intralipid; Paracetamol and NSAIDs; Reversal agents; Tranexamic acid

    5. PHYSICS

    6. CLINICAL MEASUREMENT
    New in this section: Depth of anaesthesia monitoring

    7. EQUIPMENT
    New in this section: Bronchoscope; Glucometer; Intra-aortic balloon pump; Laryngoscopes; Ultrasound; Viscoelastic tests of clotting

    8. STATISTICS

    **New chapter** 9. CLINICAL PREDICTION
    9.1 ASA classification; 9.2 Clinical frailty scale; 9.3 Cormack and Lehane classification; 9.4 Mallampati classification; 9.5 Scoring systems

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    £37.99
  • Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5/e (Flexicover)

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    An essential reference text, the fifth edition of this popular book details drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care in an A-Z format. The book describes the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of all the drugs commonly used by anaesthetists. The A-Z organisation allows rapid access to specific information on the properties and characteristics of almost 200 drugs.

    The new edition includes a complete revision of all the featured drugs, and the addition of key new drugs. New diagrams of particular drug structures and comparison tables aid comparison of differences within a drug class for exam revision. Improved navigation in the index enables prompt discoverability of information.

    Written in a concise, bullet-point style to allow quick access to information, the book contains all necessary drug references for anaesthetists in training, consultant anaesthetists, intensive care nurses, and anaesthetic assistants.

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    £43.49
  • Introducing Anaesthesia (Oxford Specialty Training)

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    Introducing Anaesthesia is a must-have guide for new trainees beginning their specialty training in anaesthesia. It clearly explains the basics of anaesthetics including scientific principles, pharmacology and clinical practice as well as how to deal with common emergencies. The content addresses what a trainee needs to learn in the first three to six months of specialty training and maps to the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Initial Assessment of
    Competency.

    Designed to provide structured support and learning, Introducing Anaesthesia builds confidence via the inclusion of diagrams and videos which demonstrate techniques and competencies. Clearly written and focused on the initial hurdles which all newcomers to anaesthesia need to overcome, this is an indispensible guide to the the principles and techniques required for trainees to anaesthetize patients on their own and to pass workbased assessments.

    This book is ideal for new anaesthetic trainees and for those responsible for their training, mentoring and assessment.Trainees in acute medicine and emergency medicine who need to gain experience in anaesthetics as well as nurses and operating department practitioners will find this text very useful.

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    £22.20
  • The ANZCA Primary Exam Companion

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    The only ANZCA Primary Exam primer book written by an examiner. This book addresses all components of the anaesthetics primary exam with a focus on the vivas. Exam resources, exam technique, diagrams, opening viva questions, practice SAQs, a study template and 500 short format questions and answers that traverse the entire curriculum are contained within this book. The bulk of the book’s content is devoted to topics that frequently feature in the exam and are poorly dealt with in the recommended texts. These topics encompass the breadth of the curriculum including physiology, pharmacology, clinical monitoring and equipment. An invaluable companion in your quest to satisfy the examiners, this book is written to help you pass the primary.

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    £49.85
  • Bare Bones Anaesthesia: A medical student’s guide to anaesthetics: A guide for medical students

    A one-stop full-colour resource which provides tailored, guideline-specific information to prepare you for your medical school examinations.

    Bare Bones Anaesthesia is an exciting new text appropriate for the level of a medical student to excel in their medical school examinations. It contains all the core information you need to know and includes important MCQ and OSCE tips for those tricky situations that examiners attempt to catch medical students out on. These are highlighted throughout the textbook to emphasize their importance for your learning and to focus your understanding.

    Written by a team of junior doctors, who have recently been through medical schools, the book gives you the essential information in an easy-to-use format.

    Contents

    Chapter 1 – Principles of anaesthesia
    1.1 General anaesthesia – the basics
    1.2 General anaesthesia – the phases
    1.3 Hypnotic agents
    1.4 Neuromuscular blockers

    Chapter 2 – Pre-operative assessment and planning
    2.1 Anaesthetic history
    2.2 Airway planning
    2.3 Bloods and investigations
    2.4 Co-morbidities – altering existing medications
    2.5 Drugs to provide
    2.6 DVT prophylaxis and other preparations for surgery
    2.7 End-stage planning
    2.8 Fasting
    2.9 Conducting the WHO surgical checklist

    Chapter 3 – Conducting anaesthesia
    3.1 Induction phase
    3.2 Rapid sequence induction
    3.3 Maintaining anaesthesia
    3.4 End of anaesthesia

    Chapter 4 – Types of airway control
    4.1 Airway adjuncts
    4.2 Definitive airways
    4.3 Non-definitive airways

    Chapter 5 – Complications of anaesthesia
    5.1 Complications

    Chapter 6 – Local anaesthesia
    6.1 What is local anaesthesia?
    6.2 Types of local anaesthesia
    6.3 Complications of local anaesthesia

    Chapter 7 – Regional anaesthesia
    7.1 Peripheral nerve blocks
    7.2 Intravenous regional anaesthesia
    7.3 Neuraxial anaesthesia
    7.4 Epidural anaesthesia
    7.5 Spinal anaesthesia

    Chapter 8 – Post-operative complications
    8.1 Post-operative pain
    8.2 Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV)
    8.3 Other post-operative complications
    8.4 Post-operative pyrexia

    Chapter 9 – MCQ and OSCE scenarios
    9.1 MCQ questions
    9.2 OSCE scenarios

    Chapter 10 – Glossary and references
    10.1 Glossary
    10.2 References

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    £19.99
  • Blessed Days of Anaesthesia: How anaesthetics changed the world

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    Among all the great discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century, few offer us a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than the discovery of anaesthesia. Now considered to be one of the greatest inventions for humanity since the printing press, anaesthesia offered pain-free operations, childbirth with reduced suffering, and instant access to the world beyond consciousness. And yet, upon its introduction, Victorian medics, moralists, clergymen, and scientists, were plunged into turmoil. This vivid and engaging account of the early days of anaesthesia unravels some key moments in medical history: from Humphry Davy’s early experiments with nitrous oxide and the dramas that drove the discovery of ether anaesthesia in America, to the outrage provoked by Queen Victoria’s use of chloroform during the birth of Prince Leopold. And there are grisly ones too: frequent deaths, and even notorious murders. Interweaved throughout the story, a fascinating social change is revealed. For anaesthesia caused the Victorians to rethink concepts of pain, sexuality, and the links between mind and body. From this turmoil, a profound change in attitudes began to be realised, as the view that physical suffering could, and should, be prevented permeated through society, most tellingly at first in prisons and schools where pain was used as a method of social control. In this way, the discovery of anaesthesia left not only a medical and scientific legacy that changed the world, but a compassionate one too.

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    £15.99
  • The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

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    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.

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    £54.33£56.99
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Simple Techniques to Instantly Be Happier, Find Inner Peace, and Improve Your Life

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    Would you like more happiness, inner peace, and self-confidence in your life?

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    To achieve the relationship, career, and lifestyle of your dreams, you need to understand how the human mind really works. That’s where Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) comes in. It’s a simple but brilliant approach that will show you exactly how your thoughts rule your life.

    Millions of people have used CBT to retrain their brains. You can join them today.

    In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will discover exactly how to reinvent yourself, handle everything life throws your way, and find true happiness. It’s safe, drug-free, and scientifically proven to work. Using powerful exercises you can do at any time and place, you can choose a brighter future. You will discover:

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    £14.99
  • Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

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    The fifth edition of this popular textbook continues to provide a solid foundation of pharmacological knowledge for all those working in anaesthesia and intensive care. The content has been thoroughly revised to include expanded chapters with clearer figures, ensuring readers are kept abreast of the ever-changing landscape of clinical pharmacology. Conveniently divided into four sections covering the basic principles of pharmacology, core drugs in anaesthetic practice, cardiovascular drugs, and other important drugs and complemented by new diagrams, tables and chemical formulae to facilitate learning. All four chapters on core drugs in anaesthetic practice have been updated along with others exploring applied pharmacokinetic models, antimicrobials, and drugs used in diabetes. An ideal aid to study and practice for junior and trainee anaesthetists and intensive care specialists preparing for exams. Also an invaluable resource for theatre practitioners, ICU nurses and physicians working in areas that demand a solid knowledge of pharmacology.

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    £45.09£52.99
  • Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

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    Easy to read and follow, Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine makes an otherwise dry subject digestible and easy to learn. This practical textbook comprehensively covers all the equipment used in the operating theatre and intensive care unit, including why it is used and any related safety concerns. It has been fully updated in its sixth edition to include new technologies introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    This is ideal as the main text for all trainees undertaking the primary FRCA exams and is also suitable anyone who works with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners. It features concise and consistent text and illustrations, self-assessment features, and exam tips.

    • Portable, concise and simply formatted – a perfect practical companion
    • Clear coloured images and illustrations bring the text to life
    • Follows the Royal College of Anaesthetists postgraduate training and exam syllabus
    • Summary boxes, more than 100 exam style questions, and OSCE stations and exam tips all aid the reader in exam revision
    • Covers new equipment and fully updated relevant to current practice
    • Suggested further reading fully updated
    • New information on: Aladin Cassettes; Glostavent machine; CONTRAfluran system; videolaryngoscopy and high definition camera use in intubation and endoscopy; use of ultrasound in epidural; Penthrox; NRFit devices; Cell saver; ECMO

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    £42.99£47.99
  • Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia (Oxford Medical Handbooks)

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    Returning for its fifth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been re-energized by new editors and a specialist contributor team, while still retaining its much-loved, clear and concise style. Written for anaesthetists at all stages of their careers, from trainees sitting exams through to experienced consultants as well as ODPs and nurses involved in theatre area work and pre-assessment, this comprehensive guide to the anaesthetic world is as indispensable as ever.

    This new edition has been completely revised and brings you the most up-to-date guidance and information to keep pace with fast-moving areas of anaesthesia, including a completely revised regional anaesthesia chapter. Now in full colour and packed with enhanced illustrations throughout, including new ECG rhythm strips and illustrations of specialist equipment, the Handbook also includes colour coding for easier navigation. Designed for daily use, this Handbook is your essential companion to anaesthesia, with everything you need at your fingertips whether on the go or for revision.

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    £34.97£38.99
  • Anaesthesia: a story of love, war and addiction

    In the first frantic year of World War 1 London, Jan Strang, the son of a Swedish timber merchant and Lucy Green, daughter of a suburban postmaster become lovers, marry and live with Jan’s cosmopolitan parents. Jan introduces Lucy to a new world of experiences and temptations. But then Jan goes off to fight.
    When he returns from his stint as a Second Lieutenant on the Front Line, Lucy quickly discovers he has become a very different man from the one she married: wounded, battle-scarred and hooked on morphine. Can Lucy’s love, faith and inner strength heal his deepest wounds?
    With a host of memorable characters, including the scruffy terrier Tinker, the ultimately optimistic Anaesthesia takes us on a gripping atmospheric journey from a London in confusion in 1915 over to Belgium and France and back again to a war-weary Britain. One is left wondering which is the real battle: the one in Europe or the battle of love over addiction.
    £2.37
  • How to Survive in Anaesthesia

    The first few months as a trainee anaesthetist are a daunting prospect, filled with new information, skills and terminology. This concise reference, now in its fifth edition, provides doctors with a clear introduction to the practice. Fully updated and split into four key parts for quick consultation, the reader can recap on the airway and anaesthetic equipment, and find crucial advice on crises such as cardiac arrest, haemorrhage and blood transfusion. Part III focuses on subspecialties, with new chapters on obstetric anaesthesia, common regional nerve blocks, and laparoscopy, while the newly added fourth part provides information on intensive care and peri-operative medicine. Written in an accessible and often humorous style, How to Survive in Anaesthesia is an essential resource in learning the safe fundamentals of the practice for trainee anaesthetists, as well as operating department practitioners, physicians’ assistants and anaesthetic nurses.
  • Lee’s Synopsis of Anaesthesia – E-Book

    1. Fully updated by international exper ts, this tex tbook provides comprehensive coverage of every aspect of anaesthesia.
    2. Frequent use of bullet points, tables and summary boxes allow quick reference for day-to-day clinical use and exam revision.
    3. Chapters are cross-referenced for easy reading and to avoid duplication.
    4. Writ ten and presented in a clear, concise, and readable style, this tex tbook is essential reading.
    1. Two new chapters reflecting changes in clinical practice and examination syllabus, writ ten by international authorities on the subjects

    ?? Optimisation of the frail and elderly patient

    ?? Enhanced recovery af ter surgery (ERAS)

    1. 30 new contributors to update and enrich content in their areas of exper tise
    2. All chapters are revised and updated to match advances in each specialty

    ?? Covid-specific content has been added where appliable

    ?? New drug information and techniques

    ?? Latest guidelines to aid clinical decision making

    ?? Perioperative complications, implications and lessons learnt from national audit projects

    1. Updated content to assist trainees in preparation for postgraduate examinations
    £24.89
  • Structured Oral Examination in Clinical Anaesthesia: Practice Examination Papers

    This book comprises structured questions and answers that closely simulate the structured oral examination (SOE) format of The Royal College of Anaesthetists’ final FRCA examination. The style of exam questions has changed over the years and this book matches the most recent changes in this updated exam. It will consist of ten sets (chapters) of complete SOE papers. Each SOE set (chapter) includes one long case, three short cases and four different applied basic science topics (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement). As this book will be presented in the format of complete examination papers, it will enable candidates to assess their knowledge and skills. It will also assist trainers in setting up mock exams. With thorough revision of this book, trainees can confidently sit their exams.The authors have been organizing final FRCA viva courses for the past five years, running four exam preparation courses a year, attended by about 200 trainees each year. This book includes updated knowledge based on the syllabus and more recent questions asked in the FRCA examination. It is, therefore, essential study material for trainees and a great educational tool for trainers. This book will also help candidates all over the world to pass highly competitive postgraduate examinations in anesthesia. It is an invaluable educational resource for all anesthetists.
    £30.00£35.00
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z E-Book (FRCA Study Guides)

    For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the 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 edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses.

    • The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics.
    • The succinct and clear text and diagrams make for easy quick reference.
    • The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision.
    • The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook.
    • There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work.
    • The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as ‘perioperative physicians’ is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book.
    • The structured ‘revision checklist’ of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.
    £48.39
  • Training In Anaesthesia (Oxford Specialty Training)

    Oxford Specialty Training is a specialty revision series for postgraduate trainees, taking into account the training structures and syllabuses newly introduced by the Modernising Medical Careers initiative.

    Training in Anaesthesia is a curriculum-based guide to the first phase of specialty training in anaesthetics; comprehensively covering the specific techniques, assessments and basic medical and physiological knowledge that trainees are required to learn as part of their basic training. These areas are currently examined by the Primary FRCA exam as part of a student’s progress towards full fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, though the knowledge contained within the book continues to apply throughout all phases of training.

    The book is authored by both trainees and specialists, and has been comprehensively edited and peer-reviewed by both groups in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text, highlighted and augmented by many of the diagrams and key concepts that a trainee may be expected to reproduce during viva examinations. Novel drug tables convey essential information in a new and attractive form, and the majority of images have been created specifically for this book, avoiding the cliched figures and illustrations reproduced in training texts to date. The organisation of the material is unique, and the topic-based design ensures easy navigation and structured revision and learning.

    £99.00
  • Physics in Anaesthesia, second edition: for FRCA candidates, ODPs and nurse anaesthetists

    Much of anaesthetic practice is underpinned by physics, yet many struggle when studying the subject. This book has been written with the aim of helping those who have long since parted company with physics.
    This new edition has been comprehensively updated, but the content remains aligned with the FRCA syllabus, making Physics in Anaesthesia ideal for trainee anaesthetists, as well as for operating department practitioners and anaesthetic nurses. In addition, clinical science and engineering students will appreciate the linking of theory and practice. Physics in Anaesthesia gives a complete and structured overview:

    • Explanations start from first principles
    • Simple everyday examples are used to illustrate core concepts
    • Clinical examples highlight the applications of physics in anaesthesia
    • Worked examples and helpful diagrams develop understanding
    • Completely revised MCQs/SBAs now available online with hints and tips, plus answers

    Five-star reviews of the previous edition
    “This is a superb book and helped me greatly during my Primary FRCA. Easy to read and explains basic concepts really well.”
    “I’m an anaesthetic trainee and I am finding this book very helpful… Important equations are highlighted and there are “Clinical applications” boxes throughout to put the information into context.”
    “Essential book for trainee anaesthetists undertaking primary FRCA, Well written and easy to read.”
    “Very good, simple terminology compared to other physics FRCA primary texts, and covers the required topics.”
    “Currently revising for the FRCA Primary and have found this book indispensable. Difficult concepts are explained coherently with easy to understand examples, as well as a key clinical applications.”
    “I am a newly qualified ODP and l really find this book very helpful.”
    “This is a brilliant book that I’d recommend to anyone doing the exam!”
    “The illustrations presented are easy to understand and the book has a structure that builds up your knowledge gradually.”
    “An excellent book for all grades of anaesthetist, but particularly for those studying for the FRCA. Useful, too, for ODPs and other anaesthetic practitioners.”
    “An excellent, detailed overview of medical physics, not just for anaesthetists, but for anyone working with medical electronics / medical physics equipment.”

    Contents

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

    £33.68£37.99
  • Smith and Aitkenhead’s Textbook of Anaesthesia: Expert Consult – Online & Print

    This highly successful textbook is internationally renowned as a core text for trainee anaesthetists and is essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. The previous 6th edition was awarded First Prize at the BMJ Medical Book awards.

    The book provides full coverage of the sciences underpinning practice in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management together with details of clinical anaesthesia and perioperative care. In combining these aspects, anaesthetists new to the specialty have found the textbook particularly useful during the first few years of training as well as when preparing for professional examinations. It has also proved a valuable day-to-day reference for allied professionals such as operating department practitioners and physician assistants who need an understanding of clinical practice in anaesthesia and related specialties.

    The goal for this Seventh Edition has remained to equip the reader with the basic knowledge and practical considerations required to administer anaesthesia and perioperative care for a whole range of surgical conditions in patients with all common medical comorbidities. Reflecting the expanding role of anaesthesia beyond the operating theatre it also includes essential material related to safety and quality assurance, consent, resuscitation, intensive care medicine, pre-hospital care and chronic pain management.

    • This book’s scope includes the full range of clinical practice, from anaesthetic equipment and pre-operative assessment through to post-operative care, local anaesthesia, anaesthesia for individual specialties and the management of chronic pain.
    • The text covers the principles of pharmacology, anaesthetic agents and physics for the anaesthetist.
      • This Seventh Edition has been restructured into four sections: Basic Sciences; Physics and Apparatus; Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine; and Clinical Anaesthesia.
    • There are four new chapters reflecting the UK postgraduate anaesthetic examination syllabus and changes in clinical practice. There are: The older patient; Anaesthesia in low and middle-income areas; Management of critical incidents; and Data analysis, clinical trials and statistics.
    • Thirty new contributors provide a new perspective or contribute new chapters.
    • This edition makes extensive use of new line drawings and diagrams and, for the first time, many of these are available in colour.
    • Chapters have been extensively cross-referenced to aid the reader and avoid repetition to include substantially more information without increasing the overall size of the book.
    • The content of each chapter is closely aligned to the syllabus of the Primary FRCA examination. Sample online questions and answers are provided for each chapter and linked to the relevant part of each chapter.
    £50.79
  • Anaesthesia at a Glance

    Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title that provides a concise and visually-orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinical undergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctors undertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broad view of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the reader through preparation, management and the pharmacology behind anaesthetic medicine.

    Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containing interactive multiple-choice questions and answers together with a selection of interactive cases – perfect for study and revision.

    Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.

    £27.76£31.95
  • Handbook of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine

    The Handbook of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine covers a broad range of topics, providing trainee and practising anaesthetists with a comprehensive source of knowledge on applied sciences and clinical anaesthesia.

    The book has been divided into six sections with various chapters serving as a synopsis of the practice of anaesthesia. Each chapter discusses the significance and importance of problems that can impact the peri-operative management of the surgical patient. The case scenarios at the end of each chapter will additionally help in understanding the practical relevance of basic science.

    This book will be an invaluable educational resource for trainee anaesthetists and an indispensible aide-mémoire for practising anaesthetists. It is, therefore, essential study material for trainees and a great educational tool for trainers. Medical students and junior doctors, who are about to embark on a career in anaesthesia or intensive care medicine, will also find the book to be a useful companion.

    Dr Cyprian Mendonca is an established author with previous bestselling books including: 1) The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Anaesthesia — Practice papers for teachers and trainees (ISBN: 978 1 903378 56 4). 2) The Structured Oral Examination in Clinical Anaesthesia — Practice examination papers (ISBN: 978 1 903378 68 7). 3) Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia — Volume I —Clinical Anaesthesia (ISBN: 978 1 903378 75 5). 4) Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia — Volume II — Basic Sciences (ISBN: 978 1 903378 83 0).

    £38.55
  • Basic Physiology for Anaesthetists

    Every trainee in anaesthesia requires a thorough understanding of basic physiology and its application to clinical practice. Now in its second edition, this comprehensively illustrated textbook bridges the gap between medical school and reference scientific texts. It covers the physiology requirements of the Primary FRCA examination syllabus. Chapters are organised by organ system, with particular emphasis given to the respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. The practical question-and-answer format helps the reader prepare for oral examinations, while ‘clinical relevance’ boxes translate the physiological concepts to clinical practice. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, and includes six new chapters, including the physiology of the eye, upper airway and exercise testing. It provides junior anaesthetists with an essential ‘one stop’ physiology resource.
    £49.99£54.99
  • Single Best Answer MCQs in Anaesthesia: 1: Volume I Clinical Anaesthesia

    This is the single best answer format of questions that 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.
    £25.00£30.00
  • BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Democratic Transition and Consolidation (Jhup)) (BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary…

    Anaesthesia and analgesia is a constantly advancing field and this new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of the latest techniques and considerations. The structure, which has worked so well for the previous editions, has been retained and there are new chapters on pain assessment methods, anaesthesia for MRI and how to manage chronic pain.

    Full-colour illustrations, tables and charts allow readers to easily visualise techniques, ensuring that this manual will be a must-have for any practice.

    £89.59£93.50
  • Introducing Anaesthesia (Oxford Specialty Training)

    Introducing Anaesthesia is a must-have guide for new trainees beginning their specialty training in anaesthesia. It clearly explains the basics of anaesthetics including scientific principles, pharmacology and clinical practice as well as how to deal with common emergencies. The content addresses what a trainee needs to learn in the first three to six months of specialty training and maps to the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Initial Assessment of
    Competency.

    Designed to provide structured support and learning, Introducing Anaesthesia builds confidence via the inclusion of diagrams and videos which demonstrate techniques and competencies. Clearly written and focused on the initial hurdles which all newcomers to anaesthesia need to overcome, this is an indispensible guide to the the principles and techniques required for trainees to anaesthetize patients on their own and to pass workbased assessments.

    This book is ideal for new anaesthetic trainees and for those responsible for their training, mentoring and assessment.Trainees in acute medicine and emergency medicine who need to gain experience in anaesthetics as well as nurses and operating department practitioners will find this text very useful.

    £22.20
  • Smith and Aitkenhead’s Textbook of Anaesthesia, 7e: Expert Consult – Online & Print

    This highly successful textbook is internationally renowned as a core text for trainee anaesthetists and is essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. The previous 6th edition was awarded First Prize at the BMJ Medical Book awards.

    The book provides full coverage of the sciences underpinning practice in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management together with details of clinical anaesthesia and perioperative care. In combining these aspects, anaesthetists new to the specialty have found the textbook particularly useful during the first few years of training as well as when preparing for professional examinations. It has also proved a valuable day-to-day reference for allied professionals such as operating department practitioners and physician assistants who need an understanding of clinical practice in anaesthesia and related specialties.

    The goal for this Seventh Edition has remained to equip the reader with the basic knowledge and practical considerations required to administer anaesthesia and perioperative care for a whole range of surgical conditions in patients with all common medical comorbidities. Reflecting the expanding role of anaesthesia beyond the operating theatre it also includes essential material related to safety and quality assurance, consent, resuscitation, intensive care medicine, pre-hospital care and chronic pain management.

    The content of each chapter is closely aligned to the syllabus of the primary FRCA examination. Sample online questions and answers are provided for each chapter and linked to the relevant part of each chapter.

    • This book’s scope includes the full range of clinical practice, from anaesthetic equipment and pre-operative assessment through to post-operative care, local anaesthesia, anaesthesia for individual specialties and the management of chronic pain.
    • The text covers the principles of pharmacology, anaesthetic agents and physics for the anaesthetist.
    • Thirty new contributors provide a new perspective or contribute new chapters to this edition
    • This edition has been restructured into four sections: Basic Sciences; Physics and Apparatus; Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine; and Clinical Anaesthesia.
    • Four new chapters have been added, both to reflect the UK postgraduate anaesthetic examination syllabus and changes in clinical practice. There are: The older patient; Anaesthesia in low and middle-income areas; Management of critical incidents; and Data analysis, clinical trials and statistics.
    • This edition makes extensive use of new line drawings and diagrams and, for the first time, many of these are available in colour.
    • Chapters have been extensively cross-referenced to aid the reader and avoid repetition to include substantially more information without increasing the overall size of the book.

    £79.99
  • Miller’s Basics of Anesthesia

    Long regarded as the undisputed leading text of its kind, Miller’s Basics of Anesthesia provides comprehensive yet concise coverage of both basic science and clinical topics in anesthesiology. Under the experienced editorial leadership of Dr. Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., the 8th Edition has been meticulously updated to reflect the latest advances in practice and important aspects of contemporary anesthesia care, including pathophysiology, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, anesthetic management, and special problems and patient groups. It remains the first learning resource of choice for anesthesia providers, including anesthesia residents and fellows, medical students, and student registered nurse anesthetists, and is also a valuable review tool for practitioners undergoing maintenance of certification or recertification.

    • Features a reader-friendly format with color-coded section tabs, easy-to-read chapters, and a concise writing style, along with color patterns in every chapter for quick navigation.

    • Contains new chapters on Clinician Well-Being, Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Environmental Impact of Anesthetics, and Perioperative Medicine.

    • Covers key topics such as anesthesia neurotoxicity, palliative care, sleep medicine, trauma, and much more.

    • Includes high-quality images that offer a detailed visual understanding of complex topics, while numerous figures and tables condense material for easier retention and review.

    • Shares the knowledge and experience of renowned anesthesia expert Dr. Manuel C. Pardo, Jr. and a team of more than 80 global contributing authors.

    • Serves both as an initial learning resource and a useful tool for solidifying the essential “must know” information and reviewing core knowledge for maintenance of certification.

    £44.85
  • Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5/e (Flexicover)

    An essential reference text, the fifth edition of this popular book details drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care in an A-Z format. The book describes the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of all the drugs commonly used by anaesthetists. The A-Z organisation allows rapid access to specific information on the properties and characteristics of almost 200 drugs.

    The new edition includes a complete revision of all the featured drugs, and the addition of key new drugs. New diagrams of particular drug structures and comparison tables aid comparison of differences within a drug class for exam revision. Improved navigation in the index enables prompt discoverability of information.

    Written in a concise, bullet-point style to allow quick access to information, the book contains all necessary drug references for anaesthetists in training, consultant anaesthetists, intensive care nurses, and anaesthetic assistants.

    £44.09
  • Global Anaesthesia (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia)

    The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Global Anaesthesia is a key reference for anaesthetists working in environments with scarce resources. Whether due to rural locations, poverty, natural disasters, the outbreak of epidemics, or war and conflict, this handbook supports anaesthetists to practice to a high standard in challenging situations and to problem solve when faced with unusual circumstances.

    Practical and concise, this resource outlines how to make the most of minimal resources, from finding alternatives to typical forms of anaesthesia, to the minimum standards for the safe and effective use of equipment. Intuitively laid out, with preoperative and perioperative instructions across a swathe of sub-specialties, including obstetrics, paediatrics, burns, pain, trauma, and critical care.

    Written by international experts with a wealth of experience administering anaesthesia in elective and emergency settings across the globe, this essential handbook provides the definitive guide to the provision of consistently safe anaesthesia in unfavourable environments, in a portable and easy-to-read format.

    £29.99
  • Fundamentals of Anaesthesia

    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.
    £81.85£93.99
  • Graphic Anaesthesia, second edition: Essential diagrams, equations and tables for anaesthesia

    Graphic Anaesthesia is a compendium of the diagrams, graphs, equations and tables needed in anaesthetic practice.

    Each page covers a separate topic to aid rapid review and assimilation. The relevant illustration, equation or table is presented alongside a short description of the fundamental principles of the topic and with clinical applications where appropriate.

    Now fully updated, this second edition contains 35 new topics, including significant additions to the drugs and equipment sections, and new sections on clinical prediction and anatomy related to regional anaesthesia.

    The book includes main sections on:

    • physiology
    • pharmacodynamics and kinetics
    • physics
    • equipment
    • anatomy
    • drugs
    • clinical measurement
    • clinical prediction
    • statistics.

    By combining all the illustrations, equations and tables with concise, clinically relevant explanations, Graphic Anaesthesia is therefore:

    • the ideal revision book for all anaesthetists in training
    • a valuable aide-memoire for senior anaesthetists to use when teaching and examining trainees.

    From reviews of the previous edition:
    “Graphic Anaesthesia is a well-written, easy-to-read book, ideal for trainees studying for primary FRCA examinations… It will be an ideal companion for preparing for exams.” Ulster Medical Journal, May 2016
    “Graphic Anaesthesia is an excellent revision tool that allows trainees approaching exams to prepare in an efficient and simple format. It is a refreshing and unique resource that should be included on any essential revision reading list.” European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2016; 33: 610.
    “The diagrams are very clear, the explanations accurate and concise and to pack 245 items into a small reference book is no mean feat…. Each diagram is drawn in just four colours to enable them to be reproduced easily from memory. This intuitive approach was an eye-opener to me and a valuable lesson in simplicity without losing any essential detail. This is something from which many educators could learn and indeed transfer that skill…This is a quality book that could be a useful investment across the spectrum of practitioners involved in anaesthesia and the teaching of anaesthesia.” Journal of Perioperative Practice March 2017, volume 27, issue 3

    Contents

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    1. PHYSIOLOGY
    New in this section: Electroencephalogram waveforms; Immunity, Pregnancy and paediatrics

    2. ANATOMY
    New in this section: Anatomy for regional anaesthesia

    3. PHARMACODYNAMICS AND KINETICS
    New in this section: Target-controlled infusions

    4. DRUGS
    New in this section: Alpha 2 receptor agonists; Anticoagulants; Antiemetics; Antiplatelets; Benzodiazepines; Blood products; Direct acting oral anticoagulants; Intralipid; Paracetamol and NSAIDs; Reversal agents; Tranexamic acid

    5. PHYSICS

    6. CLINICAL MEASUREMENT
    New in this section: Depth of anaesthesia monitoring

    7. EQUIPMENT
    New in this section: Bronchoscope; Glucometer; Intra-aortic balloon pump; Laryngoscopes; Ultrasound; Viscoelastic tests of clotting

    8. STATISTICS

    **New chapter** 9. CLINICAL PREDICTION
    9.1 ASA classification; 9.2 Clinical frailty scale; 9.3 Cormack and Lehane classification; 9.4 Mallampati classification; 9.5 Scoring systems

    £33.68£37.99
  • Blessed Days of Anaesthesia: How anaesthetics changed the world

    Among all the great discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century, few offer us a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than the discovery of anaesthesia. Now considered to be one of the greatest inventions for humanity since the printing press, anaesthesia offered pain-free operations, childbirth with reduced suffering, and instant access to the world beyond consciousness. And yet, upon its introduction, Victorian medics, moralists, clergymen, and scientists, were plunged into turmoil. This vivid and engaging account of the early days of anaesthesia unravels some key moments in medical history: from Humphry Davy’s early experiments with nitrous oxide and the dramas that drove the discovery of ether anaesthesia in America, to the outrage provoked by Queen Victoria’s use of chloroform during the birth of Prince Leopold. And there are grisly ones too: frequent deaths, and even notorious murders. Interweaved throughout the story, a fascinating social change is revealed. For anaesthesia caused the Victorians to rethink concepts of pain, sexuality, and the links between mind and body. From this turmoil, a profound change in attitudes began to be realised, as the view that physical suffering could, and should, be prevented permeated through society, most tellingly at first in prisons and schools where pain was used as a method of social control. In this way, the discovery of anaesthesia left not only a medical and scientific legacy that changed the world, but a compassionate one too.
    £20.99
  • Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia (Oxford Medical Handbooks)

    Returning for its fifth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been re-energized by new editors and a specialist contributor team, while still retaining its much-loved, clear and concise style. Written for anaesthetists at all stages of their careers, from trainees sitting exams through to experienced consultants as well as ODPs and nurses involved in theatre area work and pre-assessment, this comprehensive guide to the anaesthetic world is as indispensable as ever.

    This new edition has been completely revised and brings you the most up-to-date guidance and information to keep pace with fast-moving areas of anaesthesia, including a completely revised regional anaesthesia chapter. Now in full colour and packed with enhanced illustrations throughout, including new ECG rhythm strips and illustrations of specialist equipment, the Handbook also includes colour coding for easier navigation. Designed for daily use, this Handbook is your essential companion to anaesthesia, with everything you need at your fingertips whether on the go or for revision.

    £35.29£38.99
  • Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist

    ‘Brilliantly funny.’ – Matt Lucas

    ‘You have to read this book.’ – Tim Harford

    ‘It’s funny, touching and gobsmacking in equal measure. At its heart is a breathtaking account of life on the COVID frontline.’ – Jay Rayner

    ‘Ed’s journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious… I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS.’ – Colin Mochrie

    ‘Very Funny.’ – Fern Brady

    ‘I love your book Catch your Breath, it just feels so personal and so refreshing.’ – Adil Ray, Saturday Live

    A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor – and comedian – whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep.

    Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist.

    Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it’s not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It’s enough to leave anyone feeling numb.

    But don’t worry, there’s plenty of laughing gas to be had.

    ‘Very funny, very timely, scary in places. Ed writes with wit, insight, surprise and pathos. He is cutting his teeth in anaesthetics, taking people as close to death as you can take them, and then trying to wake them up again. And makes it funny. A joy to read.’ – Phil Hammond

    £8.27£8.99

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