Ashis Banerjee and Clara Oliver

in Revision Notes for the FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Paper

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2017 | ISBN: 9780198786870
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191829017 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts


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Resuscitation is a key aspect of emergency medicine. This chapter focuses on current resuscitation for adults in line with recent updates from the Resuscitation Council. Completion of an advanced life support (ALS) course is mandatory for emergency medicine trainees. This chapter is not merely an ALS manual, instead focusing on the practical aspects of answering short-answer questions (SAQ). ALS scenarios are commonly examined in the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) part of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) and the SAQ paper focuses on the theory behind resuscitation. In addition, this chapter focuses on the peri-arrest situation and post-resuscitation care. This chapter provides an insight into the pathophysiology of peri-arrest arrhythmias and shock which the SAQ exam may focus on.

Chapter.  12907 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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