Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th edition
The aims of this Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th edition book remain true to those of previous versions. To make changes before the publication of this edition, a peer review process was undertaken. We have tried to accommodate the changes that were proposed by the reviewers and are grateful for their comments. The book continues in its original structured format, the significant differences being the removal of agents no longer in use, the addition of new pharmacological drugs, and the introduction of drug comparison tables and a number of drug structure diagrams.
The author hopes that this new Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th edition will remain popular with critical care professionals, operating department personnel, paramedics, pre-hospital care specialists, and anesthetists of all grades, in addition to providing sound examination preparation for the FRCA and FFICM.
This Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th edition pdf book is intended to complement, rather than to replace, the standard texts on pharmacology for anesthetists since it includes no discussion of the principles of pharmacology, an understanding of which is essential for the clinical use of drugs. The author feels that these aspects are very satisfactorily covered elsewhere.
The aim of this Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 5th edition book is twofold: firstly to summarize the main pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of the drugs with which the practicing anesthetist might be expected to be familiar. Secondly, it seeks to introduce the candidate for the FRCAnaes (and, in particular, for the second part of this examination) to an ordered scheme for the presentation of information, which we have found to be of value in both the written and oral sections of the tests.
Examiners are more likely to turn a blind eye to minor errors or omissions of knowledge if they are in the context of a clear and well-ordered presentation. A further advantage of this scheme of the display is that it allows rapid access to specific information.