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Dr Podcast Scripts for the Primary FRCA


Emily K. Johnson, Rebecca A. Leslie, Joy M. Sanders, Caroline S. G. Janes, Caroline V. Sampson, Sarah F. Bell, Natasha A. Joshi, Yvette G. M. Coldicott, Dana L. Kelly, Archana Panickar, Adrian Clarke, Henry Murdoch
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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107401013
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  • Dr Podcast ( 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.

    • Provides the perfect answer for each question, providing the reader with a model for excelling in the exam
    • Includes simple diagrams that the reader can reproduce in their viva to demonstrate their understanding
    • Written by successful exam candidates with input from experienced consultants, questions and model answers are designed to match the content and the standards expected in the exam
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    'These recordings are fantastic … best thing I've discovered since my hunt for revision material started! Well done … Keep it up!' Dr Podcast user

    'I found the primary podcasts immensely useful, they really did help me pass the primary exam last week. Looking forward to the final podcasts.' Dr Podcast user

    'The podcasts were brilliant and the content was excellent. Thank you very much.' Dr Podcast user

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    07th Oct 2018 by Hadi11

    Although this book is excellent I won’t give 5 stars because of a couple of mistakes I came across. For example you mention that proton pump inhibitors reversibly block H/K pump where we all know that it’s an irreversible blockade.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107401013
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 119 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Physiology: Section 1. Respiratory Physiology:
    1. Lung volumes
    2. Respiratory compliance
    3. Ventilation, perfusion and dead space
    4. Alveolar gas equation and shunt
    5. Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction
    6. Oxy-haemoglobin dissociation curve
    7. Altitude physiology
    Section 2. Cardiovascular Physiology:
    8. Cardiac cycle
    9. Coronary circulation
    10. Pacemaker cells
    11. Valsalva manoeuvre
    12. Exercise physiology
    Section 3. Physiology of the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System:
    13. Cerebral circulation
    14. CSF
    15. Blood brain barrier
    16. Action potentials
    17. Reflex arc
    18. Spinal cord
    19. Autonomic nervous system and adrenergic receptors
    Section 4. Physiology of the Neuromuscular Junction:
    20. Neuromuscular junction
    21. Muscle physiology
    Section 5. Fluids and Renal Physiology:
    22. Fluid balance
    23. Acid-base physiology
    24. Renal physiology
    Section 6. Liver and Endocrine Physiology:
    25. Glucose and metabolism
    26. Pituitary and endocrine function
    27. Thyroid gland
    28. Adrenals
    29. Starvation and stress response
    30. Liver and clotting
    31. Proteins and haemoglobin
    Section 7. Immunology:
    32. Immunology
    Part II. Pharmacology: Section 8. Pharmacological Principles:
    33. Pharmacokinetics
    34. Drug action and receptors
    35. Drug interactions
    36. Agonists and antagonists
    37. Isomers
    Section 9. Intravenous Induction Agents:
    38. Propofol and thiopentone
    39. Etomidate and ketamine
    Section 10. Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents:
    40. Inhalational agents
    41. MAC
    42. Nitrous oxide
    Section 11. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Anticholinesterases:
    43. Neuromuscular blocking agents
    44. Suxamethonium
    45. Anticholinesterases
    Section 12. Local Anaesthetics:
    46. Local anaesthetics
    Section 13. Analgesic Agents:
    47. Analgesic agents
    Section 14. Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System:
    48. Anti-convulsant agents
    49. Benzodiazepines
    Section 15. Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System:
    50. Anti-hypertensive agents
    51. Anti-arrhythmic agents
    52. Inotropes
    Section 16. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems:
    53. Drugs acting on the GI tract
    54. Anti-emetic agents
    55. Hypoglycaemic agents
    Section 17. Antibiotics:
    56. Antibiotics
    Section 18. Anticoagulants:
    57. Anticoagulants
    Section 19. Statistics:
    58. Statistical analysis
    59. Statistical data
    Part III. Physics: Section 20. Units of Measurement:
    60. SI units
    Section 21. Biological Signals and their Measurement:
    61. Biological signals
    62. Electrocardiogram
    63. Neuromuscular monitoring
    Section 22. Gas Flow and its Measurement:
    64. Gas laws
    65. Flow
    66. Measurement of gas volume and flow
    Section 23. Gas Supply and Delivery:
    67. Cylinders and gas supply
    68. Breathing systems
    69. Vaporisers
    70. Soda lime and carbon dioxide absorption
    71. Scavenging
    Section 24. Measurement of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Anaesthetic Agents:
    72. Measurement of anaesthetic agents
    73. Oxygen measurement
    74. Pulse oximetry
    75. pH and carbon dioxide measurement
    76. Capnography
    Section 25. Temperature and Humidification:
    77. Heat loss
    78. Temperature and its measurement
    79. Humidification
    Section 26. Pressure Measurement:
    80. Pressure measurement
    81. Blood pressure measurement
    82. Resonance and damping
    83. Intracranial pressure measurement
    84. Cardiac output measurement
    Section 27. Electricity:
    85. Electricity
    86. Electrical safety
    Section 28. Equipment:
    87. Defibrillators
    88. Lasers and diathermy
    89. Ultrasound

  • Editors

    Rebecca A. Leslie, Severn Deanery, Bristol
    Rebecca A. Leslie is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Severn Deanery, Bristol, UK.

    Emily K. Johnson, West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham
    Emily K. Johnson is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham, UK.

    Alexander P. L. Goodwin, Royal United Hospital, Bath
    Alexander P. L. Goodwin is Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.


    Emily K. Johnson, Rebecca A. Leslie, Joy M. Sanders, Caroline S. G. Janes, Caroline V. Sampson, Sarah F. Bell, Natasha A. Joshi, Yvette G. M. Coldicott, Dana L. Kelly, Archana Panickar, Adrian Clarke, Henry Murdoch

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