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Physics for the Anaesthetic Viva

Physics for the Anaesthetic Viva


  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107498334

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  • Physics for the Anaesthetic Viva is a succinct and practical text that comprehensively covers all aspects of the physics and clinical measurement curriculum for the FRCA examinations. Each section begins by explaining the basic science concepts, which are then expanded and related to everyday practice. Illustrations are used to enhance understanding of the concepts, and are presented in such a way as to be easy to reproduce in the exam setting. In addition, sample viva questions are provided at the end of each chapter to test learning, or for use in a mock viva session. Written by trainees for trainees, this book provides exactly what you need to pass the exam.

    • A concise resource that clearly explains the fundamental science and its application to anaesthetic practice, encompassing all aspects of the FRCA curriculum pertinent to physics and measurement
    • Key words are highlighted in bold, allowing targeted learning and enhancing the reader's recollection
    • Simple and appealing diagrams are easily reproducible in an exam setting and enhance the explanation of the more difficult concepts
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107498334
    • length: 118 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Mathematical Concepts:
    1. SI units
    2. Measuring systems
    3. Simple mechanics: mass, force and pressure
    4. Simple mechanics: work, energy and power
    Part II. Heat, Temperature and Humidity:
    5. Heat and temperature
    6. Temperature measurement
    7. Latent heat
    8. Humidity
    Part III. Gases, Vapours and Liquids:
    9. Physics of gases
    10. Vapours
    11. Vaporisers
    12. Fluid dynamics: laminar and turbulent flow
    13. Fluid dynamics: Bernoulli and Venturi
    14. Diffusion and osmosis
    15. Surface tension
    16. Medical gases: storage and supply
    Part IV. Electricity and Magnetism:
    17. Electricity – basics
    18. Electricity – AC and DC
    19. Electricity – generation and distribution
    20. Electrical safety
    21. Capacitance, inductance and defibrillators
    22. Diathermy
    23. Wheatstone bridge and strain gauges
    Part V. Biological Signals:
    24. Biological signals
    25. ECG
    26. EEG and EMG
    Part VI. Waves, Light and Sound:
    27. Resonance and damping
    28. Ultrasound and Doppler
    29. Light and optical fibres
    30. Laser
    31. Pulse oximetry
    Part VII. Gas Analysis:
    32. Gas analysis
    33. Gas analysis – oxygen
    34. CO2 analysis
    Part VIII. Suction, CO2 Absorption and Cleaning:
    35. Blood gas analysis
    36. Suction and vacuum
    37. CO2 absorption
    38. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
    Part IX. Radiology:
    39. MRI
    40. Ionising radiation

  • Authors

    Aman Kalsi, Wessex Deanery
    Aman Kalsi is a ST7 Anaesthetist, University Hospital Southampton, Wessex School of Anaesthesia, Southampton, UK.

    Nikhail Balani, London Deanery
    Nikhail Balani is a ST5 Anaesthetist, University Hospital Lewisham, South East School of Anaesthesia, London, UK.

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