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Pharmacology of Anesthesia Exam

The Pharmacology of Anesthesia Exam is a 100-question multiple choice exam with questions directed to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of inhalational anesthetics, nonvolatile anesthetic agents, neuromuscular blocking agents, cholinesterase inhibitors, anticholinergics, adrenergic agonists & antagonists and local anesthetics. Question material covers:

  • Pharmacokinetic principles
  • Uptake & distribution
  • Elimination of inhaled agents
  • Theories of anesthetic action
  • MAC
  • Pharmacology of inhaled agents
  • Compartment models
  • Dose-response curves
  • Pharmacology of induction agents
  • Neuromuscular transmission
  • Depolarizing muscle relaxants
  • Nondepolarizing muscle relaxants
  • Effects of concurrent disease on muscle relaxants
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Anticholinergic drugs
  • Autonomic pharmacology
  • Adrenergic & antiadrenergic agents
  • Local anesthetic pharmacology & metabolism

The Topic Exams follow the format described in the Candidate Handbook. You may take as long as you wish for each question, but you may not skip a question. The Topic Exams offer an excellent method of selectively reviewing specialized topics in anesthesia, whether in preparation for course exams or the certification exam. In addition, the Topic Exams offer valuable experience in computerized test taking.

Following completion of a Topic Exam, you will receive a raw score, the time it took to complete the exam, and a list of all your correct and incorrect responses.

All answers to the Topic Exam questions are fully explained and referenced so you may further explore areas of interest or increase your knowledge in areas of academic weakness. You will have access to the referenced answers for not less than 28 days after completing the exam.

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