Surgical and Anaesthetic Instruments for OSCEs: A Practical Study Guide

Surgical and Anaesthetic Instruments for OSCEs: A Practical Study Guide

Surgical and Anaesthetic Instruments for OSCEs

This book provides an exam-focused revision guide to both anaesthetic and surgical instruments. This is a comprehensive guide to passing an exam station and includes commonly tested knowledge.

The Anaesthetic section includes airway, breathing, circulation and analgesia equipment. Surgical instruments include those used in cardiothoracic surgery, ENT, general surgery, orthopaedics and urology. Each instrument entry follows a standard format – description, indications for use, contraindications and complications. The standard format ensures that learning about each instrument and when to use it is faster and easier, thus optimising exam recall.


    • Fully illustrated with all the core anaesthetic and surgical instruments
    • Concise, easy-to-remember text
    • Portable and practical
    • Suitable for a wide range of health professionals

The instrument syllabus is a small yet significant part of many exams, and this concise study guide will benefit a wide range of medical and surgical trainees, including those sitting the FRCA and MRCS examinations. Healthcare professionals, including nurses (ward or theatre), operating department practitioners and physician assistants (PAs), will also find the content useful as an on-the-job aide.





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