Concentrates on those procedures actually done by trainees, rather than by more senior staff.
Gives didactic guidance on preoperative problems, intra-operative events and emergencies.
Attractive two colour page design with bulleted lists and boxes makes the information easily accessible, plastic covers give durability.
''The book is an easy read without complex technical language. The layout of the book is generally appropriate covering the main subject areas: basic science, pre-assessment,conduct of anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, and miscellaneoustopics at the end. One unique feature of this book is a chapter dedicated entirely to the structure of modern anaesthetics training, discussing the importance of supervision, assessment and appraisal, as well as information on the structure of the FRCA primary and progression to speciality registrar training.''
By Michael Nathanson, MRCP FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK; and Ravi Mahajan, DM, FRCA, Professor and Honorary Consultant, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
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