Obstetric Anaesthesia: Prepare for the FRCA E-Book

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Edited by Nicholas Pace, FRCA FRCP PhD
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This eBook is one of 10 carefully selected collections of key articles from the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine journal - a continually updated, evidence-based learning resource, based on the RCOA Curriculum. It is ideal for trainees approaching a new sub-specialty and/or when preparing for the FRCA (or similar) exams.  It will also prove an invaluable, authoritative refresher for life-long learning and CPD. Related MCQs are included to test your understanding.

ISBN 9780702069475-vst
Author Informaiton Edited by Nicholas Pace, FRCA FRCP PhD , Honorary Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow; Consultant Anaesthetist, Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow UK.
Table of Content Section 1: Applied Maternal Physiology
Uterine physiology
Functions of the placenta
Section 2: Intercurrent Disease and Pregnancy
Antenatal anaesthetic assessment of the obstetric patient
Cardiac disease in pregnancy
The treatment of hypertension in pregnancy
Section 3: Analgesia for Labour
Consent in obstetric anaesthesia
Non-neuraxial analgesia in labour
Analgesia in labour: induction and maintenance
Techniques of epidural block
Neurological complications in obstetric regional anaesthesia
Post-dural puncture headache in the parturient
Section 4: Anaesthesia for Operative Delivery
Spinal anaesthesia
Managing hypotension during anaesthesia for caesarean section
Regional anaesthesia for caesarean section (and what to do when it fails)
General anaesthesia for operative obstetrics
Failed intubation in obstetrics
Section 5: Obstetric Emergencies
Obstetric emergencies
Peripartum and intrapartum assessment of the fetus
Intrauterine fetal resuscitation
Pre-eclampsia and the anaesthetist
Obstetric haemorrhage
Test Yourself: MCQs
Publication Date 20-11-2015

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