Two Professors of Anaesthesia at The University of Western Australia have won prestigious first prizes in the ‘Anaesthesia' and ‘Basis of Medicine' categories of the British Medical Association Book Awards.
Emeritus Professor Teik Oh's book, Oh's Intensive Care Manual, provides practical, concise information on all aspects of intensive care and enables the user to manage a patient in an ICU setting effectively without having to refer to large text/reference works or specialised monographs. This full-colour, revised and updated edition reflects the best and most current practice from leading centres in Australia, the UK and Western Europe.
Clinical Associate Professor Richard Riley edited the book, Manual of Simulation in Healthcare. Published by Oxford University Press, it is a guide for medical educators grappling with the problem of rapidly acquiring the skills and techniques required to implement simulation into established curricula.
Simulation is a relatively new way of teaching health professionals at all levels, allowing students to practise diagnosis, medical management and behavioural approaches in the care of acutely ill patients in a controlled environment.
Associate Professor Riley was instrumental in the development and operation of a purpose-built medical simulation and skills centre - the Centre for Anaesthesia Skills and Medical Simulation - at UWA's Clinical Training and Education Centre.