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Anatomy for the FRCA


  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108701884

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  • Anatomy questions are asked in all parts of the FRCA examinations, and for many trainees it is a particularly daunting part of the exams. This important new book provides a comprehensive, exam-orientated clinical anatomy book for anaesthetists preparing for all parts of the FRCA. It covers all body regions, relating underlying anatomy to practical procedures and anatomical principles, spanning the breadth of the curriculum and comprising exam-style questions: a chapter of SAQ questions, one of OSCE stations, one of SOE questions and one of MCQs. The text is highly illustrated in full colour with ultrasound images, diagrams and photographs of cadaveric material and models. This is the first anatomy book specifically orientated for the FRCA exam, making it an essential resource for anaesthetists preparing for all parts of the FRCA examination.

    • Provides a reliable, comprehensive and authoritative source of anatomy information relevant to anaesthetists
    • Exam-orientated: the first book of its kind specifically designed for the FRCA examinations
    • Features extensive high quality colour anatomical illustrations, cadaveric photographs, ultrasound images and schematic diagrams
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108701884
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Question Papers:
    1. SAQ Exam
    2. OSCE exam
    3. SOE exams
    4. MCQ exam
    Part II. SAQs 1–12 (Answers):
    5. Base of skull and brain herniation
    2. Brachial plexus and axillary block
    3. Bronchial tree and aspiration pneumonia
    4. Epidural space and Epidural
    5. Femoral triangle and fascia iliaca block
    6. Internal jugular vein and cannulation
    7. Intercostal space and chest drain/procedures
    8. Lumbar plexus and lumbar plexus block
    9. Oesophagus
    10. Pituitary gland and transsphenoidal approach
    11. Popliteal fossa and block
    12. Trachea and tracheostomy
    Part III. OSCE Stations 1–18 (Answers):
    1. Ankle block
    2. Base of skull, foramina and extradural haematoma
    3. Blood supply of the upper limb and Allen's test
    4. Brachial plexus and Supra-/Infraclavicular Blocks
    5. Circle of Willis
    6. Vagus Nerve (CN 10)
    7. Coronary circulation
    8. Diaphragm
    9. Dural venous sinuses and cavernous sinus thrombosis
    10. Inguinal regional and hernia
    11. Larynx
    12. The liver and portal venous system
    13. Nose and paranasal air sinuses
    14. Paravertebral space and block
    15. Peripheral nerves of the upper limb
    16. Rectus abdominis, sheath and rectus sheath block
    17. Ribs and ventilation
    18. Vertebrae and spinal ligaments
    Part IV. SOEs 1–3 (Answers):
    1a. Cervical plexus and carotid endarterectomy
    1b. Anterolateral abdominal wall and TAP block
    1c. Brachial plexus and interscalene block
    1d. Spinal cord blood supply and tracts
    2a. Trigeminal nerve (CN 5) and trigeminal neuralgia
    2b. Pleura and interpleural block
    2c. Cubital fossa and inadvertent intraArterial injection
    2d. Sacrum and caudal block
    3a. Scalp block
    3b. Fetal circulation
    3c. Blood supply of the lower limb and intraosseous access
    3d. Orbit
    Part V. MCQs 1–60 (Answers).

  • Authors

    James Bowness, Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, University of Dundee
    James Bowness has been involved in teaching anatomy for many years at St Andrews University for undergraduate medical students, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for MRCS candidates, and he also developed the 'Anatomy for the FRCA' course for FRCA candidates alongside Alasdair Taylor.

    Alasdair Taylor, NHS Tayside/East of Scotland Deanery
    Alasdair Taylor has worked in both emergency medicine and anaesthesia. He spent a year living and working as an anaesthetist in Ethiopia, where his work mainly comprised of clinical teaching and service development. He has since returned to the UK and is completing a fellowship in regional anaesthesia. He has developed the 'Anatomy for the FRCA' course alongside James Bowness.

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