Passed first time! I saw this book in many a pair of hands on the revision courses...Concise, detailed completely relevant practice questions. Diagrams simplified and easy to learn (including anatomy!) (Amazon reviewer
I used this book for my final written FRCA and found it excellent. Its covers commonly occurring SAQ topics, giving ideal answers along with well drawn diagrams to aid revision. The book is recent and up to date with references for each topic to allow further reading. I definitely think this book helped me in my revision and in passing the exam on my first attempt. I would thoroughly recommend purchasing it. (Amazon reviewer
Unfortunately I bought this book quite late [2 weeks before the exam] but it is the best SAQ book available in my opinion for the final FRCA preparation. Succinct, up to date [with recent guidelines], relevant, very easy to read and good use of diagrams. The anatomy section is also brilliant - a topic I had previously struggled with using other revision aids. I wholeheartedly recommend it and congratulate the authors for such an excellent text. (Amazon reviewer
About the Author
James Shorthouse qualified in 2003 from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School at Imperial College, University of London. He is currently a Specialty Registrar in Anaesthetics in the Oxford Deanery. His specialist interests include ultrasound for regional anaesthesia, simulation, medical education, writing, and teaching. James is also the author of the highly successful blog, 'Passing the Final FRCA', which has received international recognition.
Graham Barker qualified in 2002 from Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, then trained as an Anaesthetic and ICU SHO in London and Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a Specialty Registrar within the Oxford Deanery specialising in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, with special interests in critical care imaging (including echocardiography) and the education of under- and postgraduate students.
Carl Waldmann currently holds the position of Consultant Anaesthetist and Director of Intensive Care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. He qualified at Cambridge University and The London Hospital, and was a Medical Officer in the RAF from 1977 to 1982. He returned to be a lecturer at the Royal London Hospital, then became a senior registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Carl is also a council member of the Intensive Care Society; editor/former editor for two journals; and a member of the editorial board of the CEA of the BJA. He is President Elect of the Intensive Care Society of Great Britain.