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Primary FRCA: OSCEs in Anaesthesia

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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from June 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107652231

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  • Are you frustrated by the lack of lack of quality, up-to-date revision material for the Primary FRCA OSCE examination? The answer is here. Primary FRCA: OSCEs in Anaesthesia provides candidates with over 80 practice OSCE stations presented in the style of the Royal College exam. Covering the main OCSE categories such as physical examination, resuscitation and simulation, anaesthetic hazards, and equipment, this book will help candidates prepare for the exam and test their knowledge. Each station is constructed in clear and logical fashion to make the revision of individual topics more accessible. The sample questions and answers allow self-testing and are complemented by discussions, numerous illustrations and up-to-date clinical guidelines which follow modern-day anaesthetic practice. With more candidates now failing the OSCE component of the exam, Primary FRCA: OSCEs in Anaesthesia is a must-have for trainees and tutors preparing for the primary FRCA.

    • Written from the authors' own (successful) OSCE experiences
    • The book is laid out into subject chapters so that candidates may focus their revision by topic or choose a number of stations for a full simulated OSCE
    • Communication and history chapters use role play exercises for a more realistic OSCE experience
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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107652231
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 58 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from June 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Table of contents
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Anatomy:
    1. Trachea
    2. Brachial Plexus
    3. Great veins of the neck
    4. Antecubital fossa
    5. Ankle block
    6. Circle of Willis
    7. Coronary circulation
    8. Base of skull
    9. Diaphragm
    10. Spinal cord
    11. Wrist
    12. Larynx
    Answers
    Part II. History Taking: Introduction
    1. TURP surgery
    2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    3. Thyroid surgery
    4. Shoulder replacement
    5. Caesarean section
    6. ENT surgery
    Answers
    Part III. Communication: Introduction
    1. Sickle cell test
    2. Rapid sequence induction
    3. Suxamethonium apnoea
    4. Cancelled surgery
    5. Tooth damage
    6. Jehovah's witness
    Part IV. Equipment:
    1. Diathermy
    2. Defibrillators
    3. Laryngoscopes
    4. Endotracheal tubes
    5. Breathing circuits
    6. Airways
    7. Vaporisers
    8. Scavenging
    9. Medical gases
    10. Filters
    11. Ventilators
    Answers
    Part V. Anaesthetic Hazards:
    1. Electricity
    2. Lasers
    3. Positioning
    4. Blood transfusion
    Answers
    Part VI. Radiology:
    1. Chest x-ray 1
    2. Chest x-ray 2
    3. CT head
    4. Cervical spine
    5. Angiogram
    Answers
    Part VII. Physical Examination:
    1. Cardiovascular examination
    2. Respiratory examination
    3. Cranial nerve examination
    4. Obstetric pre-operative assessment
    5. Peripheral circulation examination
    6. Airway examination
    Answers
    Part VIII. Resuscitation and Simulation:
    1. Bradyarrhythmia
    2. Collapsed obstetric patient
    3. Malignant hyperthermia
    4. Failed intubation
    5. Displaced tracheostomy
    6. Paediatric emergency
    7. Intraoperative desaturation
    8. Tachyarrhythmia
    9. Anaphylaxis
    10. Obstetric haemorrhage
    Answers
    Part IX. Procedures:
    1. Lumbar puncture
    2. Chest drain
    3. Epidural
    4. Surgical airway
    5. Central venous cannulation
    6. Intraosseous access
    7. Anaesthesia of the eye
    8. Rapid sequence induction
    Answers
    Part X. Monitoring and Measurement:
    1. Capnography
    2. CVP trace
    3. ECG 1
    4. ECG 2
    5. Humidity
    6. Invasive blood pressure
    7. Respiratory 1
    8. Respiratory 2
    9. Non-invasive blood pressure
    10. Oxygen measurement 1
    11. Oxygen measurement 2
    12. Pulmonary artery catheter
    13. Nerve stimulators
    14. Pulse oximetry
    15. Rotameters
    16. Temperature
    Answers
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    William Simpson, University Hospital of South Manchester
    William Simpson is a Trainee Anaesthetist at North Western Deanery, Manchester, UK.

    Peter Frank, University Hospital of South Manchester
    Peter Frank is a Trainee Anaesthetist at North Western Deanery, Manchester, UK.

    Andrew Davies, University Hospital of South Manchester
    Andrew Davies is a Trainee Anaesthetist at North Western Deanery, Manchester, UK.

    Simon Maguire, University Hospital of South Manchester
    Simon Maguire is a Consultant Anaesthetist at North Western Deanery, Manchester, UK.

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