- Catherine Spoors, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bart’s and the London School of Anaesthesia, London, UK
- Kevin Kiff, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK; FRCA
Oxford Specialty Training is a specialty revision series for postgraduate trainees, taking into account the training structures and syllabuses newly introduced by the Modernising Medical Careers initiative.
Training in Anaesthesia is a curriculum-based guide to the first phase of specialty training in anaesthetics; comprehensively covering the specific techniques, assessments and basic medical and physiological knowledge that trainees are required to learn as part of their basic training. These areas are currently examined by the Primary FRCA exam as part of a student’s progress towards full fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, though the knowledge contained within the book continues to apply throughout all phases of training.
The book is authored by both trainees and specialists, and has been comprehensively edited and peer-reviewed by both groups in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text, highlighted and augmented by many of the diagrams and key concepts that a trainee may be expected to reproduce during viva examinations. Novel drug tables convey essential information in a new and attractive form, and the majority of images have been created specifically for this book, avoiding the cliched figures and illustrations reproduced in training texts to date. The organisation of the material is unique, and the topic-based design ensures easy navigation and structured revision and learning.
- The complete guide to early years specialty training in anaesthesia
- Covers curriculum-based training requirements examined in the Primary FRCA examination
- Presents material in an easily accessible double-page format to offer structured learning and revision
- Highly illustrated, to augment concise descriptions of key concepts and learning objectives, with the needs of the trainee in mind