Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review

Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review

by Brian A. Hall, Robert C. Chantigian
     
 

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Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review is an invaluable study tool for certification and recertification as well as a superb way to ensure mastery of all the key knowledge in anesthesiology. Brian A. Hall and Robert C. Chantigian present nearly 1000 completely updated review questions-vetted by Mayo residents-that cover the latest discoveries and techniques in physics,… See more details below

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Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review is an invaluable study tool for certification and recertification as well as a superb way to ensure mastery of all the key knowledge in anesthesiology. Brian A. Hall and Robert C. Chantigian present nearly 1000 completely updated review questions-vetted by Mayo residents-that cover the latest discoveries and techniques in physics, biochemistry, and anesthesia equipment; the newest drugs and drug categories; and the most recent information on all anesthesia subspecialties. They cover everything from the basic sciences to general anesthesia and subspecialty considerations, with an emphasis on the most important and clinically relevant principles. Access discussions of each question as well as page references to major anesthesia texts. You’ll have the ultimate review guide for the ABA written exam.

  • Tests your knowledge of anesthesia through the most comprehensive coverage of basic science and clinical practice for an effective review.
  • Features questions vetted by Mayo residents to ensure a consistent level of difficulty from trustworthy sources.
  • Presents 997 thoroughly revised questions for the most current and comprehensive review of board material, covering the latest discoveries and techniques in physics, biochemistry, and anesthesia equipment; the newest drugs and drug categories; and the most recent information on all anesthesia subspecialties.
  • Complies with the new ABA format so you have an accurate representation of the new question style and can prepare effectively.
  • Includes discussions after each question, along with references to major anesthesia texts so it’s easy to find more information on any subject.

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Editorial Reviews

Woo Chan Kim
This second edition review book employs approximately1,000 board-type questions to highlight pertinent information withinvarious subspecialties of anesthesia. The answer section devotes aparagraph or more (with occasional tables/figures) to present acomprehensive explanation of each question and the correspondinganswer. It is intended to serve as a review tool. Its aim is tounderscore the important concepts in the practice of anesthesiology andquestion the reader about them. These objectives hold strong emphasisespecially to graduating residents or new practitioners preparing forthe certification exam. The quality of the questions and theappropriate level at which the knowledge is tested are commendable. The answer section also provides a concise, yet thorough explanation ofeach topic. This book is specifically targeted to anesthesiologyresidents or anesthesiologists in practice who are preparing for thecertification exam. It also may serve as a tool to reexamine one'sknowledge base for those who seek to review pertinent topics inanesthesiology. It is sparingly illustrated, but the fewillustrations are pertinent and easy to review. The references are thelatest editions of major anesthesiology text books authored by experts. Not many articles are referenced. The topics of critical care andrenal and hepatic physiology are not reviewed in any detail. Thisbook presents the pertinent information and knowledge required for thecertification exam exceptionally well. The questions reflect the levelof the certification exam quite closely. It may prove extremely usefulfor residents preparing for the exam. Of note, the actual board examcontained a number of questions which were nearlyidentical to theinformation being tested in this review book. It should serve as avaluable addition to the library of any individual preparing for theexam as well as anesthesia department libraries. As new informationevolves in the field of anesthesiology, new editions highlighting suchdevelopments seem warranted.
From the Publisher
“At the onset of Anesthesia, A Comprehensive Review, 3rd Ed., Hall and Chantigian state a clear purpose to their text, namely ‘to identify areas of weakness so that the reader can focus on appropriate topics’ (Preface, p. V). Given the breadth of information review, Hall and Chantigian easily meet their goal.”
-Anesthesia & Analgesia, review of previous edition
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Woo Chan Kim, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This second edition review book employs approximately 1,000 board-type questions to highlight pertinent information within various subspecialties of anesthesia. The answer section devotes a paragraph or more (with occasional tables/figures) to present a comprehensive explanation of each question and the corresponding answer.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a review tool. Its aim is to underscore the important concepts in the practice of anesthesiology and question the reader about them. These objectives hold strong emphasis especially to graduating residents or new practitioners preparing for the certification exam. The quality of the questions and the appropriate level at which the knowledge is tested are commendable. The answer section also provides a concise, yet thorough explanation of each topic.
Audience: This book is specifically targeted to anesthesiology residents or anesthesiologists in practice who are preparing for the certification exam. It also may serve as a tool to reexamine one's knowledge base for those who seek to review pertinent topics in anesthesiology.
Features: It is sparingly illustrated, but the few illustrations are pertinent and easy to review. The references are the latest editions of major anesthesiology text books authored by experts. Not many articles are referenced. The topics of critical care and renal and hepatic physiology are not reviewed in any detail.
Assessment: This book presents the pertinent information and knowledge required for the certification exam exceptionally well. The questions reflect the level of the certification exam quite closely. It may prove extremely useful for residents preparing for the exam. Of note, the actual board exam contained a number of questions which were nearly identical to the information being tested in this review book. It should serve as a valuable addition to the library of any individual preparing for the exam as well as anesthesia department libraries. As new information evolves in the field of anesthesiology, new editions highlighting such developments seem warranted.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323080354
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,304,947
File size:
5 MB

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