The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

Paperback | October 22, 2011

byPatrick Magee, Mark Tooley

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A good knowledge of physics, measurement, and equipment is essential for practising anaesthetists. However, these subjects do present considerable problems because few anaesthetists have any background in physics. This book explains the physical principles and applications of physics inanaesthesia, and the statistical methods that anaesthetists are required to understand. The book includes sections on equipment and safety in anaesthesia, and electrical safety. Fully updated for the second edition, the book also includes new chapters on the depth of anaesthesia and on electricalsafety.The contents are based on the syllabus of the FRCA exam in mathematics, physics, clinical measurement, monitoring, and equipment. The book starts with mathematics, statistics and physics background, not only to enhance the understanding for what follows in the book, but also because these basicsciences are fundamental to many other aspects of medical science. Areas, which in the authors' teaching experience, candidates have found particularly troublesome, such as electricity and electrical safety, are discussed in some detail in order to clarify.

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A good knowledge of physics, measurement, and equipment is essential for practising anaesthetists. However, these subjects do present considerable problems because few anaesthetists have any background in physics. This book explains the physical principles and applications of physics inanaesthesia, and the statistical methods that anae...

Patrick Magee is Consultant in Anaesthesia at the Royal United Hospital Bath, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath, UK. Mark Tooley is Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of Medical Physics and Bioengineering and Director of Research and Development at the Royal United Hospital Bath Trust.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:404 pagesPublished:October 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199595151

ISBN - 13:9780199595150

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Table of Contents

1. Mathematics2. Statistics3. Background physics4. Electricity, magnetism and circuits5. Electronics and biological signal processing6. Electrical safety7. Behaviour of fluids8. Thermodynamics: Heat, temperature and humidification9. Solubility, vaporization and vaporisers10. Ultrasound and doppler11. Principles and standards of anaesthetic monitoring12. Blood pressure measurement13. Cardiac output measurement14. Gas pressure, volume and flow measurement15. Pulse oximetry16. Respiratory and anaesthetic gas analysis17. Blood gas analysis18. Electrophysiology and electro-stimulation19. Monitoring depth of anaesthesia20. Pacemakers and defibrillators21. Surgical diathermy22. Gas supply, pressure regulators and the anaesthetic machine23. Airway management devices24. Aids to intubation25. Breathing systems26. Artificial ventilators27. Intravenous pumps and syringe drivers28. Environmental safety29. Imaging and radiation30. Sterilization and cleaning31. Medical simulation