Following on from the success of the first edition, Short Answer Questions and MCQs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care has been completely rewritten to reflect the changes to the final FRCA exam from a long essay based examination to compulsory short answer questions (SAQs). This guide aims to introduce methods and systems of answering questions succinctly and accurately. Almost all of the questions have been asked in the final FRCA since 1996 and most chapters carry more detail than required to reach a pass standard.
The new edition takes a question-orientated approach and provides guidance for the final exam. Given the short time allowed for answering the SAQs, previous practice, prior to sitting the examination, is essential. Each of the twelve sections has a comprehensive set of multiple choice questions (MCQ) to the same standard as those set by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. It is vital that candidates practice MCQs as well as SAQs, and the ninety multiple choice questions that follow the SAQ paper carry just as much weight as the SAQ paper. The book has been structured as topic based sections and chapters, each of which can be followed and used to enable self-testing.
This book is an invaluable revision aid during preparation for the final FRCA exam and, due to the breadth of content, also forms a useful ready reference throughout anaesthetic training.