Who Wants to be an Anaesthetist - A brief introduction
This set of web pages was tossed together over a weekend, but should nevertheless work with most browsers. (If you're one of the 0.3% of people still using Netscape 4, you may well have problems, try Firefox)! They were initially used to liven up teaching of a Part II FANZCA course held at the U of A in 2004. Questions are randomly selected, so you should get different ones each time you start the game, but the same ones will pop up again from time to time as there are at present only about 170 questions.

1. You need four teams. Each team gains a point for every correct answer, and their arrow (cursor) moves up the ladder as they gain points. You lose one or more points for incorrect answers. At lower levels, you just lose one point, but higher up you can lose several points in one go. Once you've passed certain key points (ethics and a mandatory acute management question), you cannot drop below these levels again. Here are the topics (pain, acute management, regional anaesthesia, GA, medicine, ethics, and chance). The 'ethics questions' are all the same, as they were stand ins for actual questions in the original game.

  Pain MedicineAcute (emergency) ManagementRegional AnaesthesiaGeneral AnaesthesiaMedical ManagementEthicsWild Cards  

2. For any one question you usually have the choice of two of the seven colour-coded topics. But watch out! If you consistently avoid a topic, you might get it as your final question! Watch the topmost item on the ladder. A random 'stinker' question might also pop up to discombobulate you from time to time.

3. You have three lifelines, which can only be used once each per game. They are:

Decline the case. The next team takes over but you
neither gain nor lose points!

Obtain a consultant's opinion.
This may or may not help you!

Get information off the World-wide Web.
Will you trust it?
(Once you've got the answer, 'web' and 'consultant' buttons can be clicked without losing a lifeline)!

4. This game is for teaching purposes only and should not be regarded as authoritative or be used to dictate patient management. Often, we've chosen what we consider the best answer - for the purposes of the game, the game master is always right! The winner is the first group to reach the top.

5. Although some questions are illustrated by pictures, these do not necessarily provide a clue, being mainly for entertainment!