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Recommended Final FRCA books

Recommended reading for the Final FRCA

There have been a few recent publications released aimed at the Final FRCA. have provided a list of our recommended books for the Final FRCA here.


i. RCOA Guide to the Final FRCA Examination

Available here.


ii. Clinical Notes for the FRCA, 3e (FRCA Study Guides)

 New edition of a successful book of concise notes on clinical aspects of the examination for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaethetists. It has been fully updated to reflect changes in the examination syllabus. This will be an ideal revision guide for trainee anaesthetists sitting the FRCA and similar examinations.

Author: Charles M Deakin
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0702035254
Price: £30.42

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iii. Companion to Clinical Anaesthesia Exams, 2e

 An updated edition of a revision book for trainee anaesthetists preparing for clinical examinations in anaesthesia. Answer plans allow candidates to structure their knowledge and memorise the key issues. Practical clinical section gives guidance in how to avoid pitfalls in the interpretation of ECGs, X rays etc. Viva questions are grouped into practice exams to allow realistic exam preparation. It is illustrated with simple line diagrams which can be reproduced in the exam. The text should be useful for candidates preparing for the viva, short answer and OSCE sections of the FRCA, being revised to take account of the replacement of essay questions in the FRCA with short answer questions. Updates include the laryngeal mask, total intravenous anaesthesia, target controlled infusions and lasers in surgery. This is a very popular book and stocks are often low.

Authors: C.F. Corke and I.J.B. Jackson
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0443071047
Price: £38.99

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Click here to order Companion to Clinical Anaesthesia Exams online from Amazon

iv. Clinical Data Interpretation in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (FRCA Study Guides)

 OSCEs are one of the easiest section to pass, in the FRCA exams. But on the other hand this is the section where many of the candidates fail easily. This book is an excellent guide to pass the OSCE section by refining your techinque. It is not the lack of knowledge which leads to the failure but lack of practise and understanding. One of the authors of this book is the deputy chairman of the OSCE committe. One cannot find a better person to provide information regarding this matter.

Authors: Stephen Bonner, Christopher Dodds
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0443064539
Price: £43.99

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v. Total Revision for the Final FRCA

Authors: Sarah Chieveley-Williams, J. Holding, Tim Isitt
Publisher: PasTest
ISBN: 1904627935
Price: (Used) £9.04

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Core Topics in Pain: Anita Holdcroft, Sian Jaggar
Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care: Waldmann, Soni, Rhodes
Oh’s Intensive Care Manual: Bersten, Soni
Core Topics in Cardiac Anaesthesia: Mackay, Arrowsmith
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia: Anaesthesia in a Nutshell: Gothard, Kelleher, Haxby
Neuroanesthesia: Anaesthesia in a Nutshell Dinsmore, Hall
Notes in Neuroanaesthesia & Critical Care: Gupta, Summors


Multiple Choice Questions

 i. Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs

 Modelled on the current syllabus, Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs presents 450 multiple choice questions (MCQs) in the form of five practice papers, closely matching the subject breakdown, level of difficulty and style of the actual FRCA examination.

All major sections of the syllabus are dealt with and answers with detailed explanations are provided, supplemented with valuable reference material to develop understanding of each topic. Featuring a wealth of practice MCQs, trainees are presented with an excellent opportunity to assess their level of knowledge, target areas of weakness and practice sitting the exam paper.

Key features:

• Completely up to date with the latest developments in anaesthesia

• Clear, easy-to-read style that effectively tests and further develops trainees’ knowledge

• Important guideline references for recommended reading

• Useful summary of landmark trials relevant to the MCQ, SAQ and SOE components of the examination

Written by three Anaesthesia Registrars who have recently successfully passed the Final FRCA, Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs is the essential revision tool for all trainees preparing for this examination.

Authors: Nawal Bahal, Mubeen Khan, Aliki Manoras
Publisher: RSM Books
ISBN: 0443064539
Price: £27.54

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ii. MCQs in Anaesthesia

  This book presents a collection of some 200 MCQs of the style and difficultylikely to be encountered in the actual FRCA examination. Unlike most other MCQ books the answers are much more extensive than is normal and provide a mini-resume of the topic. Very full, discursive answers give a very wide summary of the topic.

Author: T. Ganado
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 0443059152
Price: £40.99
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iii. MCQs for the Final FRCA

 This book of 450 questions, arranged as five separate papers covers a wide range of exam-related anaesthesia topics, complementary to the new syllabus. Each question is accompanied by a concise answer, covering the topic comprehensively and enabling the candidate to build up a sound knowledge base. A PC disk is also included, allowing you to test yourself against the clock and review your answers accordingly.

Author: Karen Henderson (Foreward by Griselda Cooper)
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 0702023477
Price: (Used) £23.78

 Click here to order MCQs for the Final FRCA online from Amazon

Click here to order MCQs for the Final FRCA online from Amazon

New MCQ books

"Final FRCA: Multiple Choice Questions (FRCA Study Guides)"Michael D. Brunner
"MCQs for the Final FRCA"Khaled Elfituri
"QBase Anaesthesia: MCQs for the Anaesthesia Final FRCA v. 2 (QBase)"Mark Blunt
"Practice MCQ's for the Final FRCA (FRCA Study Guides)"Jon Hardman


Short Answer Questions

i. Short Answer Questions in Anaesthesia.

 Expanded and re-written, this edition is a companion and revision aid for the short answer paper. It includes a comprehensive introduction to this section of the examination together with details of examination technique (much of which applies both to oral and to written questions). It contains 180 sample questions which cover the breadth of the specialty and which are divided into subspecialty areas. Each question is prefaced with a comment about the topic which attempts to place it in context to suggest the underlying rationale and to indicate its importance. This is essential reading.

Author: Simon Bricker
Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Ltd
ISBN: 1841100889
Price: £40.56

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ii. Final FRCA Short Answer Questions

This book provides ten sample papers, each including 12 questions, with model answers and explanations. It is illustrated with drawings of anatomy and equipment and has been designed to take account of the new exam structure.

Authors: J Nickells, M Hasan, V Ramachandra and N Robinson.
Publisher: BMJ Books
ISBN: 0727912895
Price: £29.64

 Click here to order Final FRCA Short answer questions online from Amazon.

Click here to order Final FRCA Short answer questions online from Amazon

New SAQ Books

"Anaesthesia & Critical Care" Chris Dodds & Neil Soni 
"Short Answer Questions and MCQs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care" Dashfield & Murphy


The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book

The second edition of the hugely popular The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book builds on the success of the first by providing a thorough review of short and long case questions typically given to Final FRCA viva candidates. An introductory chapter gives invaluable practical advice on preparation for the viva. This is followed by almost 100 short cases and 25 long cases, all based on viva questions posed at recent examinations. Answers have been constructed from a combination of popular textbooks, recent publications and the extensive practical experience of the authors. Short further reading lists are provided for more in-depth preparation. Written by a team of expert consultants and senior trainees with (successful!) experience of the Final FRCA, this second edition of The Clinical Anaesthesia Viva Book, is a must-have for anyone preparing for the Final FRCA viva.

Authors: JM Barker, SJ Mills, SL Maguire, AG Laikhen, BA McGrath and H Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521720182
Price:  £41.33

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The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

In recent years the basic science viva of the Final FRCA has evolved a more clinical perspective. The new edition of the highly successful Anaesthesia Science Viva Book incorporates this new clinical emphasis, giving candidates an insight into the way the viva works, offering general guidance on exam technique, and providing readily accessible information relating to a wide range of potential questions. Questions are divided broadly into the four areas covered by the exam: applied anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement. Answers have been constructed to provide candidates with more than enough detail to pass the viva. Covering the full scope of the basic science syllabus, and written by an experienced FRCA examiner, The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book, second edition, is an essential purchase for every Final FRCA candidate.

Authors: Simon Bricker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521726443 
Price: £41.70

 Click here to order The Anaesthesia Science Viva online.

Structured Oral Examination

Structured Oral Examination in Clinical Anaesthesia: Practice Examination Papers

This book comprises structured questions and answers that closely simulate the structured oral examination (SOE) format of The Royal College of Anaesthetists' final FRCA examination. The style of exam questions has changed over the years and this book matches the most recent changes in this updated exam.

Authors: Cyprian Mendonca, Carl Hillermann, Josephine James, Anil Kumar
Publisher: TFM Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (13 May 2009)
ISBN: 1903378680
Price: £31.76

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