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Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, 3e [Paperback]

Baha Al-Shaikh FCARCSI FRCA , Simon Stacey FRCA
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August 30, 2007 044310087X 978-0443100871 3
Prepared by authors based in the UK, this highly practical, illustrated guide continues to provide an up-to-date introduction to anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical practice. An invaluable resource for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetists studying for the FRCA examinations, nurses and operating department practitioners, this new edition has been completely updated to reflect current equipment and training requirements. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photos and clearly-drawn line illustrations, Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment, third edition, retains the superbly organized and easy-to-read format that has made the previous two editions such a success.
  • The same portable size is retained for the new edition
  • An ideal book for the busy trainee or practitioner to carry around the hospital and 'dip into' when the opportunity presents
  • A selection of MCQs is included at the end of each chapter providing an opportunity for the reader to test their knowledge - an ideal aid to exam preparation
  • Highly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams throughout to aid recognition in the clinical environment and demonstrates essential points
  • Standardised format used for each piece of equipment: components, mechanism of action, problems in practice and safety features
  • Summary boxes in every chapter highlighting key points and safety considerations help the reader remember key information and breaks down the text into manageable chunks. Especially helpful when preparing for exams
  • Equipment checklists include essential information that all users of anaesthetic equipment need to know
  • The content for the new edition reflects more closely the current FRCA syllabus
  • New section on latex allergy
  • Illustrations of now-obsolete equipment replaced with the latest models in use
  • Discussion of bispectral monitoring now included
  • Chapter on electrical safety expanded
  • Chapter on sterilisation and cleaning added
  • Rapid infusion devices discussed

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This equipment book is well written with excellent illustrations and high production values. The design is most suitable for those preparing for examinations and for trainers alike. The authors offer a consistent style that minimizes repetition, while highlighting key points. This latest edition keeps pace with medical innovation in anaesthesiology and should prove a popular text.

D. Conway, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK, European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2008, 25: 86-87

This well written and excellently illustrated equipment book is a welcome addition to find its way into the broad and often confusing armamentarium of modern anesthesiologists. The authors have to be congratulated with undertaking such a needed venture as this book which will enhance safety and successful administration of anesthesia.

Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment will be warmly welcomed by trainees and teachers alike as it is easy to read, very well illustrated and as a clear and accurate guide to successful techniques.

Acta Anæsthesiologica Belgica, 2008, 59, No 1

BMA Book Awards 2008 - Highly Commended

"This is an excellent addition to the books in this area: it's easy-to-read with clear diagrams and pictures that reinforce the text to great effect."

About the Author

Baha Al-Shaikh, MB, CHB, FFARCSI, Consultant in Anaesthesia, William Harvey Hospital, East Kent Hospitals Trust, Ashford, Kent, UK; and Simon Stacey, MB, BS, FRCA, Registrar in Anaesthesia, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 3 edition (August 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044310087X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443100871
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars decent read December 7, 2011
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this is an ok book if you want basic information and you want it fast
nice pictures and enough explanations available but not enough to get you through any major exam
as it says its just "the essentials"
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