Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists: Key Concepts for the FRCA

The FRCA examination relies in part on a sound understanding of the basic sciences (physics, physiology, pharmacology and statistics) behind anaesthetic practice. It is important to be able to describe these principles clearly, particularly in the viva section of the examination. This book provides the reader with all the important graphs, definitions and equations which may be covered in the examination, together with clear and concise explanations of how to present them to the examiner and why they are important. Particular attention is paid to teaching the reader how to draw the graphs. This is an aspect of the examination which can be overlooked but which, if done well, can create a much better impression in the viva situation. 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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Morgan and Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology, 5th edition

The most user-friendly, clinically relevant overview of the practice of anesthesiology
Current, concise, and engagingly written, Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, Fifth Edition is a true essential for all anesthesia students and practitioners. This trusted classic delivers comprehensive coverage of the field’s must-know basic science and clinical topics in a clear, easy-to-understand presentation. Indispensable for coursework, exam review, and as a clinical refresher, this trusted text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and developments.
Here’s why Clinical Anesthesiology is the best anesthesiology resource:
 NEW full-color presentation
 NEW chapters on the most pertinent topics in anesthesiology, including anesthesia outside of the operating room and a revamped peripheral nerve blocks chapter that details ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
 Up-to-date discussion of all relevant areas within anesthesiology, including equipment, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, pathophysiology, pain management, and critical care
 Case discussions promote application of the concepts to real-world practice
 Numerous tables and figures encapsulate important information and facilitate memorization

Critical Care Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide

This pocket-sized quick reference is your go-to guide for the clinical information you need to care for adult patients safely and effectively.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Anesthesiology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom

Why waste time guessing at what you need to know for anesthesia in-service and board exam? Maximize your exam preparation time with this quick-hit question and answer review. The unique question and single-answer format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the correct answers you'll need to know on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. This high-yield review is perfect for intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.

Anesthesia Secrets, 4th Edition

Anesthesia Secrets, 4th Edition by James Duke, MD has the quick answers you need for practice and review. It uses the popular question-and-answer format of the Secrets Series® to make essential guidance easy to reference and study. A list of the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology lets you review the most frequently encountered board review questions at a glance; and an informal tone, user-friendly format, and pocket size make the book both convenient and portable.
 A section on the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesiology provides you with a high-yield overview of essential material for study or self assessment.
 A question-and-answer format, Key Points boxes, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and a two-color page layout make information remarkably easy to reference and review.
 Practical tips from the authors provide valuable insights into best practices.
 The book's portable size lets you carry it comfortably in your lab coat pocket.
 Thorough updates throughout equip you with the most up-to-date information on all areas of anesthesia, including the most current standards of care.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders

This superbly written text gives students, residents, and practitioners the edge in understanding the mechanisms and clinical management of acid-base disorders. Presents the core information to understand renal and electrolyte physiology, and reviews the treatment rationale for all major acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. The entire text is exhaustively revised, and now includes questions and answers in each chapter.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees

Anaesthesia can be daunting for the novice – not least because they often begin working singlehandedly within a few weeks. How to Survive in Anaesthesia is a pocket sized book written by 3 authors who have nearly 90 years experience of anaesthesia between them. It covers basic aspects of airway and fluid management and equipment, followed by common emergencies. Finally it tackles all the common surgical specialties step by step. It is always practical, ever contemporary, frequently amusing. It provides safe and practical advice to not only help novices survive those first few months – but to enjoy them too. How to Survive in Anaesthesia was written to answer the questions that newly qualified anaesthetists need answers to but may be too embarrassed to ask. Through three editions its popularity has gathered momentum across the globe. Now the fourth edition has been revised and updated, responding to changes in practice and new requirements. New features for this edition include: A new introduction on the theatre environment A new chapter on local anaesthetic toxicity The latest guidelines on intravenous fluids Updated information on airway procedures and equipment Written in an easy, humorous style by leading anaesthetists who have over 90 years’ experience between them, this book is the junior anaesthetist’s gateway to sound authoritative advice on how to perform anaesthetics in real life. It will inspire confidence in any new doctor starting in the specialty.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Anaesthesia for Day Case Surgery

by Jan Jakobsson (Author)

 The use of ambulatory or 'day case' surgery has grown tremendously in Western countries in recent years at the expense of more traditional in-hospital surgical care. In the US, up to 70-80% of all surgical procedures are currently performed on an ambulatory basis. The adaptation of day case surgery still varies considerably between countries and even within countries in Europe.
The transition from traditional in-hospital care to day case surgery or ambulatory procedure calls for vigilant planning of steps in preoperative care and a team effort to optimise all parts of patient care as well as care logistics. Drug selection, drug combination, drug administration and preparation of patients are all substantially different in the day case surgery setting than in the traditional in-hospital care setting. It is therefore crucial that anaesthetists, surgeons and other clinicians involved in administering day case surgery are aware of these differences to ensure safe and effective delivery of care.
Part of the Oxford Anaesthesia Library, this practical pocketbook provides an overview of the scope of day surgical anaesthesia and features simple and ready-to-use suggestions for the selection of drugs, techniques, and protocols to follow in everyday day-case surgical clinical practice.

Harrison's Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2e

Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to pulmonary and critical care medicine that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
 Complete, current coverage of essential pulmonary and critical care medicine topics, including respiratory disorders, respiratory diseases, general approach to the critically ill patient, common critical illnesses and syndromes, and disorders complicating critical illnesses and their management
 An important opening section “Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders” that provides a systems overview, beginning with approach to the patient with disease of the respiratory system
 Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
 140 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e
 Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e
 43 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine
 Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Atlas of Regional Anesthesia

David L. Brown MD (Author)

Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, by Dr. David L. Brown, has been the go-to reference for many years, helping clinicians master a myriad of nerve block techniques in all areas of the body. This meticulously updated new edition brings you state-of-the-art coverage and streaming online videos of ultrasound-guided techniques, as well as new coverage of the latest procedures. Hundreds of high-quality full-color illustrations of anatomy and conventional and ultrasound-guided techniques provide superb visual guidance. You'll also have easy access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, at expertconsult.com.
 Obtain superior visual guidance thanks to hundreds of high-quality illustrations of cross-sectional, gross, and surface anatomy paired with outstanding illustrations of conventional and ultrasound-guided techniques.
 Master the ultrasound-guided approach through 12 online videos demonstrating correct anatomic needle placement.
 Access the complete contents online and download all of the illustrations at expertconsult.com.
 Learn the latest techniques with a new chapter on transversus abdominis block and updated coverage of nerve stimulation techniques, implantable drug delivery systems, spinal cord stimulation, and more.
A must-have atlas covering all techniques in regional anesthesia with high-quality images, a new online companion and added illustrative and video coverage of ultrasound-guided techniques

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Manual of Intensive Care Medicine

Completely rewritten and updated for the Fifth Edition, this Spiral® Manual remains the leading quick-reference guide to both medical and surgical intensive care. The essential principles, protocols, and techniques from Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine, Sixth Edition have been distilled into a portable, practical manual that is ideal for rapid bedside consultation. The user-friendly outline format features numerous tables, illustrations, and annotated references. Highlights of this Fifth Edition include a comprehensive overdoses and poisonings section presented in tabular format, new chapters on minimally invasive monitoring in the ICU, and completely revised cardiology and hematology sections.

Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine 6e

Richard S. Irwin MD (Editor), James M. Rippe MD (Editor)

Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, this classic reference remains an unsurpassed source of definitive, practical guidance on adult patient care in the ICU. It provides encyclopedic, multidisciplinary coverage of both medical and surgical intensive care and includes a "how-to" atlas of procedures and a new section on noninvasive monitoring.
Each Sixth Edition chapter, for the first time, identifies Advances in Management based on randomized controlled clinical trials. The cardiology section has been completely rewritten to reflect advances in management of acute coronary syndromes. Also included are extensive updates on management of COPD, diabetes, oncologic emergencies, and overdoses and poisonings.