Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists

Key Concepts for the FRCA

Author: Matthew E. Cross,Emma V. E. Plunkett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107615887

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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A key requirement of the primary and final FRCA examinations is a sound understanding of the basic sciences behind anaesthetic practice. It is important to be able to describe these principles clearly, particularly in the viva section of the examinations. Featuring several new topics, this fully updated new edition of this best-selling book provides all the important graphs, definitions and equations which may be covered in the examinations, together with clear and concise explanations of how to present them to the examiner and why they are important. Packed full of precise, clear diagrams with well structured explanations, and with all key definitions, derivations and statistics, this is an essential study aid for all FRCA examination candidates.
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Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists, Key Concepts for the FRCA

Medicine, Surgery

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497004535

Category: Education

Page: 47

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Physics, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists, Key Concepts for the FRCA. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Author: T. E. Peck,S. A. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316062252

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The fourth edition of this market-leading anaesthetic book has been fully updated to include novel oral anticoagulants and neuromuscular reversal agents. Numerous other sections have been expanded or updated to reflect new research and current best practice, and the antibiotics chapter now includes information about commonly encountered pathogens and the drugs used to target them. Basic pharmacological principles, vital to understanding the effects of individual drugs, are dealt with methodically, and the essential physiology is described alongside the relevant pharmacology. This has become the core pharmacology book for the FRCA, covering all the relevant kinetics and dynamics in a compact and easy to navigate format, including clear diagrams and tables. This is an ideal aid to study and practice for junior and trainee anaesthetists. Theatre practitioners, ICU nurses and physicians working in areas that demand a solid foundation of pharmacological knowledge will also find this an invaluable resource.
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Essential Equations for Anaesthesia

Key Clinical Concepts for the FRCA and EDA

Author: Edward T. Gilbert-Kawai,Marc D. Wittenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139952943

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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A sound knowledge of equations and their use, derivation and clinical application is an absolute prerequisite for any anaesthetist. As a result, equations are a favourite question topic of examiners, particularly in the viva examinations. Many candidates answer these poorly, losing valuable marks and floundering when they face what they perceive as 'nightmare' questions. This book provides a simple, portable, reference guide to all the equations that candidates may be asked about during their examinations. The content is split into four sections: physics, pharmacology, physiology and statistics. Each equation is clearly explained, derived where necessary, and placed into a clinical context using a worked or clinically relevant example to demonstrate its use. Units and relevant terms are given and, where required, clear, concise diagrams have also been provided to simplify understanding. Written by anaesthetic trainees, this is an essential resource for preparation for the FRCA, EDA and other anaesthetic examinations.
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Dr Podcast Scripts for the Primary FRCA

Author: Rebecca A. Leslie,Emily K. Johnson,Alexander P. L. Goodwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107401011

Category: Medical

Page: 414

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Dr Podcast (www.dr-podcast.com) is a great way to revise for the FRCA exams and has been met with widespread enthusiasm from candidates. It provides podcasts of questions and model answers with no redundant material. Dr Podcast scripts are now available in print format. Containing the scripts of all 90 individual podcasts from the Dr Podcast Primary FRCA collection, they also include diagrams the reader can draw to explain their answers. They cover the entire syllabus for the Primary FRCA, allowing the readers to experience the style of the questions likely to be asked and providing tips on how to excel in the exam. Each podcast is written by a successful candidate who has insight and experience of the exam, and all material has been reviewed by experienced consultants with detailed knowledge of the educational standards. For those preparing for the Primary FRCA exams, Dr Podcast scripts are a must.
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Basic Physiology for Anaesthetists

Author: David Chambers,Christopher Huang,Gareth Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316062228

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Every trainee in anaesthesia requires a thorough understanding of basic physiology and its application to clinical practice. This comprehensively illustrated textbook bridges the gap between medical school and reference scientific texts. It covers the physiology requirements of the Primary FRCA examination syllabus. Chapters are organised by organ system, with particular emphasis given to the respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. The practical question-and-answer format helps the reader prepare for the oral examination, while 'clinical relevance' boxes translate the physiological concepts to clinical practice. The authors include two medical physiologists and a Specialty Registrar in anaesthesia, and thereby bring a unique blend of expertise. This ensures that the book is up-to-date, accessible, and pitched appropriately for the trainee anaesthetist. Packed with easily understood, up-to-date and clinically relevant material, this convenient volume provides an essential 'one-stop' resource in physiology for junior anaesthetists.
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Fundamentals of Anaesthesia

Author: Ted Lin,Tim Smith,Colin Pinnock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316666786

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Fundamentals of Anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the Primary FRCA, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. Written and edited by experts with extensive FRCA examination experience, this text deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. All of the subject matter required to pass the exam is condensed into an easy-to-read format. This fully updated fourth edition includes new guidelines, an improved chapter structure, and a new section on clinical ultrasound. The generous use of summary boxes, bullet points, tables and diagrams creates a text that is clear, concise and easy to navigate. Each section covers one of the four components of the SOE. This is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.
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Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia

Foundations and Clinical Application: Expert Consult - Online and Print

Author: Hugh C. Hemmings,Talmage D. Egan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437716792

Category: Medical

Page: 690

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Better understand the complexities of pharmacology and physiology relevant to your practice with the brand-new medical reference book,Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia. Drs. Hugh Hemmings and Talmage Egan provide the clinical insights you need to effectively administer anesthesia, ensuring patient safety and the most optimal outcomes. Access comprehensive, continually updated research on the physiology of organ systems and clinical topics in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs. Quickly and easily reference the information you need through user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms, all presented in lavish full color throughout. Understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these key areas. Search the text and download images online at Expert Consult. Build a thorough knowledge of pharmacology and physiology focused on clinical practice
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Equipment in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

A Complete Guide for the FRCA.

Author: Daniel Aston,Angus Rivers,Asela Dharmadasa

Publisher: Scion Publishing

ISBN: 9781907904059

Category: Medical

Page: 404

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Highly commended in the Anaesthesia category of the 2014 BMA Medical Books awards! From reviews: "Altogether, this textbook offers an excellent detailed overview of basic principles, mechanics, and physics of technical equipment used in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine." Critical Care, Feb 2014 "This book is excellent. I have read a number of equipment related books and found most of them stale and filled with minutia. Instead this fresh look at equipment really makes it interesting to read and keeps your attention. With sections that give quick answers to how things work, advantages and disadvantages, in an easy to read format you get exactly what you want to know RIGHT away. In addition the full color photos and well done charts really add to the depth of this book. It is my opinion this may be one of the best books on the market for quick review of anesthesia and critical care equipment. Let's be honest, no one is sitting at home reading equipment books for pleasure so when you NEED the information you likely need it right away. This book does exactly that; easy format, clear and concise information with everything you need to know about a piece of equipment easy to find and within a page or two. I would recommend this to all trainees in anesthesia but also for those providers who like to be prepared in the operating room to deal with any issue that might arise." www.nurse-anesthesia.org, 8 Feb 2014 Equipmentin Anaesthesia and Critical Care specifically follows thesyllabus published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and is the perfectguide for candidates studying for their FRCA qualifications. Thebook is beautifully illustrated and features high quality colour photographs throughout.The text is engaging and comprehensive, relating each piece of equipment backto its basic physics, mechanics and clinical context. The clear, concise andstandardised format means that information is easy to access and perfect for revision.Every major piece of equipment is featured alongside colour photos,reproducible line diagrams, and information on its uses, how it works, pros andcons, and safety considerations. Theauthors, all senior registrars in anaesthesia and critical care, appreciateexactly what candidates need to know to pass the FRCA exam. They haveidentified and tackled difficult subjects which are often glossed over oromitted in other resources, to produce a book that is comprehensive, engaging andto the point. In addition to FRCA candidates, the book is also suitable foroperating department practitioners, critical care staff, and physicians with aninterest in anaesthesia or critical care.
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Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Author: Susan Smith,Edward Scarth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198768818

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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Revision of: Drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care / Martin Sasada and Susan Smith. 3rd ed. 2003.
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Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z E-Book

An Encyclopaedia of Principles and Practice

Author: Steven M. Yentis,Nicholas P. Hirsch,James Ip

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702071870

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care. Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses. The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics. The succinct and clear text and diagrams make for easy quick reference. The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision. The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook. There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work. The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as ‘perioperative physicians’ is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book. The structured ‘revision checklist’ of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.
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Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, Third Edition

Author: Peter Kam,Ian Power

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444135244

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, now in its Third Edition, continues to provide candidates with a "tailor-made" alternative to more general physiology textbooks and delivers information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. The book covers the physiology of all major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. In addition, special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing, and the physiological effects of specific environments—all highly relevant to anaesthetic practice—have been incorporated. The third edition builds upon several new features introduced in the last edition: learning objectives, areas for reflection, and a handy summary of physiological equations and tables. Copious diagrams throughout support the text and aid in the understanding of difficult concepts. The authors integrate their teaching experience in physiology into the content to improve the understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist. This book will remain an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, as well as a useful revision aid.
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Respiratory Physiology

The Essentials

Author: John Burnard West

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609136403

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Widely considered the "gold standard" for the teaching and learning of respiratory physiology, this fully updated Ninth Edition includes key points for each chapter and multiple-choice review questions and answers with full explanations. Available online via thePoint, animations help to clarify particularly difficult concepts and provide a visual component for use during instruction or review. --NEW Presents rationales for all questions, as well as explanations for each answer choice --Provides 82 essential-to-know, multiple-choice review questions which appear at the end of each chapter --Features an Appendix of important equations --Supports learning through chapter-opening learning objectives and introductory material, as well as Key Concepts summaries at the end of each chapter --Includes online resources such as question bank, animations, and full text for students --Includes animations online--8 in total--via thePoint to illustrate particularly challenging concepts
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Basic Physics and Measurement in Anaesthesia

Author: P. D. Davis,G. N. C. Kenny

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750648288

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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Revisions for this edition include developments in equipment; a review of technical features; new European regulations, expanded EEG and infusion chapters; updated and new illustrations; and a thorough review to cover FRCA requirements.
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Anatomy for Anaesthetists

Author: Harold Ellis,Andrew Lawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118375971

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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First published in 1963, Anatomy for Anaesthesists is the definitive anatomy text for anaesthetists in training and remains an invaluable reference for those in practice. The text explores in depth those areas of particular interest to anaesthetists: the respiratory pathway, the heart, the vertebral canal and its contents, the peripheral nerves, the autonomic nervous system, and the cranial nerves, and also includes sections on the anatomy of pain and other zones of anaesthetic interest. This new 9th edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate developments in regional techniques and the increased use of ultrasound.
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The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book

Author: Simon Bricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108326412

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This third edition of the highly successful The Anaesthesia Science Viva Book contains detailed, accessible summaries of the core questions in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement that may be asked in the oral section of the Final FRCA exam. In addition to comprehensive updating of all the topics, this edition includes new subject material in each of the four basic sciences, with almost 200 detailed summaries of the most relevant topics in the examination. This volume once again gives 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. Written by a former senior examiner for the diploma of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and listed as recommended reading by AnaesthesiaUK, the prime educational resource for trainee anaesthetists, it remains an essential purchase for every Final FRCA candidate.
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Physics in Anaesthesia

Author: Ben Middleton,Justin Phillips,Rik Thomas,Simon Stacey

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 1907904115

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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From reviews: "Its warm and familiar style of writing makes it accessible for all. Throughout each of the 29 chapters, there was a real feel that the authors knew what was needed of you... Many of the questions I spent hours flicking through appendices in other books for were clearly answered here.... There is a nice feel to this book. It is as if someone has sat down and really thought about each chapter. It feels more like your clever friend than a textbook. Current curriculums have been considered, as have common themes and questions... In conclusion, although I have always believed that examination topics, with all randomness and occasional obscurity, can and never will be fully covered by a solo text, this book comes close. It is an excellent core text for anyone needing to learn physics in anaesthesia." European Journal of Anaesthesiology, April 2014 "Overall, Physics in Anaesthesia succeeds in providing a concise and easy to read review text covering what has historically been a dry and difficult to present topic. The book is easy to understand and sufficiently covers most topics one would expect from such a book. It seems well suited for those studying for exams, but it can also serve as a good reference text for all levels of anesthesia providers." Anesthesiology, September 2013 "This is an excellent refreshing and practical text when compared with various older textbooks on physics for anesthesia.... The text is written in a concise, uncomplicated, and easily understood manner, and representative clinical scenarios are often used.... In my view, this is a superb teaching textbook on basic physics.... I would recommend this textbook to our Anesthesia Post-Graduate Program!" Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (2012) 59: 1161–1162 "...a refreshing change from the more traditional textbooks with their pages of derivations and small, bland, obscure figures..." Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice, May 2012 Volume Issue 3 "...this text provides a fantastic resource for those wishing to consolidate their learning... A major strength of this book is its clear writing style. The well organised text is supported by excellent diagrams and highlighted key terms. There are clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, with a short summary and a multiple choice question test at the end... Overall, this is an excellent resource and essential revision tool." Nursing Standard, June 2012, 30: vol. 26 no. 41 "This is a book specifically for anesthesia professionals written by Anesthetists, Physicists and Perfusionists. After reading the book cover to cover I can say without reservation, it is most certainly the easiest book on physics I have ever read. The simple and intuitive layout, easy to understand diagrams, relevant objectives and the quizzes at the end of each chapter help me expand my understanding of topics I was already a master of. That is saying something. This book is not just a 'must have' for students of anesthesia and any prospective anesthesia students looking to brush up before training but also for the working Nurse Anesthetists as a quick and easy to use reference." www.nurse-anesthesia.org, June 2012 Physics in Anaesthesia caters especially for those who consider themselves non-physicists. It covers the FRCA syllabus in an informative and accessible way from the very basics, and provides an important link between theory and practice. Worked examples highlight the relevance to clinical practice, and along with graphs and charts, make the basics of physics understandable not only to doctors, but also to operating department practitioners and students. It does not assume that readers will have A level physics. Two different types of self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter will test understanding of the key concepts, while a summary section for each topic is ideal as a rapid refresher, highlighting any problem areas.
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Returning to Work in Anaesthesia

Back on the Circuit

Author: Emma Plunkett,Emily Johnson,Anna Pierson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316654354

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Winner of the First Prize in Anaesthesia at the 2017 British Medical Association Book Awards! With the increasing frequency of breaks from practice, the importance of proper preparation and guidance for doctors returning to work has recently been recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This is the first dedicated resource to support anaesthetists returning to work after a significant break, and is designed to complement the growing range of regional and national return to work courses by gathering relevant information and advice into one easily accessible reference source. Divided into three parts, specific to different stages in the return to work process, this book offers information and advice about the practicalities of returning to work, 120 clinical scenarios to refresh the reader's knowledge, and useful guidelines and checklists for the first days and weeks back, forming a vital practical resource for anaesthetists in this situation and those supporting them.
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Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review E-Book

Author: Brian A. Hall,Robert C. Chantigian

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323080359

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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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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Preparing to Pass the Frca

Strategies for Exam Success

Author: Caroline Whymark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019874868X

Category: Anesthesiology

Page: 96

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Preparing to Pass the FRCA: Strategies for Exam Success equips you with the skills of effective revision and time management to maximise your success. The book takes each element of the FRCA exam and provides tips and techniques on how to approach the different types of questions, and includes worked examples with answers, so that you can undertake your revision accordingly. It will help you to target your revision so you can cover the breadth of topics in the FRCA syllabus and ensure that you structure your revision in an efficient way, as well as helping you to approach the exam and convey your knowledge through writing or speech correctly. Taking many common problems candidates face when preparing for this exam, the book covers motivation, effective studying, managing nerves, and scheduling time to study amongst other commitments.
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