Paperback - 352pp
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Ben Middleton; Justin Phillips; Rik Thomas; Simon Stacey
"...a refreshing change from the more traditional textbooks with their pages of derivations and small, bland, obscure figures..."
Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice, May 2012 Volume Issue 3
"...this text provides a fantastic resource for those wishing to consolidate their learning... A major strength of this book is its clear writing style. The well organised text is supported by excellent diagrams and highlighted key terms. There are clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, with a short summary and a multiple choice question test at the end... Overall, this is an excellent resource and essential revision tool."
Nursing Standard, June 2012, 30: vol. 26 no. 41
"This is a book specifically for anesthesia professionals written by Anesthetists, Physicists and Perfusionists. After reading the book cover to cover I can say without reservation, it is most certainly the easiest book on physics I have ever read. The simple and intuitive layout, easy to understand diagrams, relevant objectives and the quizzes at the end of each chapter help me expand my understanding of topics I was already a master of. That is saying something. This book is not just a 'must have' for students of anesthesia and any prospective anesthesia students looking to brush up before training but also for the working Nurse Anesthetists as a quick and easy to use reference."
www.nurse-anesthesia.org, June 2012
Physics in Anaesthesia caters especially for those who consider themselves non-physicists. It covers the FRCA syllabus in an informative and accessible way from the very basics, and provides an important link between theory and practice.
Worked examples highlight the relevance to clinical practice, and along with graphs and charts, make the basics of physics understandable not only to doctors, but also to operating department practitioners and students. It does not assume that readers will have A level physics.
Two different types of self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter will test understanding of the key concepts, while a summary section for each topic is ideal as a rapid refresher, highlighting any problem areas.
1 Atoms and matter
2 Simple mechanics
3 Energy and power
4 Temperature and heat
6 Pressure measurement
8 Measurement of gas flow
9 The gas laws
10 Diffusion, osmosis and solubility
11 Measuring gas and vapour concentrations
13 Medical gas supplies
14 Breathing systems and ventilation
16 Blood flow measurement
17 Equipment management
18 Basics of electricity
19 Electromagnetism and alternating current
20 Electrical shocks and safety
21 Electrocardiography, pacing and defibrillation
22 Processing, storage and display
25 Magnetic resonance imaging
26 Nuclear physics and radiation
27 Basic mathematical concepts
28 Physical quantities and SI units