cover - Tobi’s questions and answers in anaesthesia


This is the International Edition of the book, Questions and Answers in Anaesthesia and Intensive care first published in 2011. The responses from the users of the book have been very encouraging and rewarding at the same time.

This International Edition is a result of my experiences from teaching and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students in Anaesthesia and Critical Care across Nigeria, East and Southern Africa. Many new questions and answers have been added to provide a broader scope for the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. In addition, mnemonics have been incorporated into virtually all sections and answers in this new book.

The suggestions of the users of the first Edition of the book have been graciously received and incorporated. Some of these suggestions include a robust index session at the end of the book and inclusion of some topics that were not in the earlier edition.

It is hoped that the reader will find this Edition very useful in the preparation of both undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. Anaesthesia practitioners, lecturers and examiners will hopefully find the book a very useful adjunct in their daily assignments.



Dr. Kingsley Ufuoma Tobi is a senior lecturer at the Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. He obtained the Fellowship of both the National Postgraduate Medical College in Anaesthesia and West African College of Surgeons in 2011 and 2012 respectively. He had his post-fellowship training in Intensive Care at the prestigious Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, India in 2013. He also has obtained a Diploma degree in Emergency Ultrasound.

Dr. Tobi graduated from the University of Benin in 2000 where he obtained his MBBS degree and proceeded with his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital from 2004-2008 and completed same at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital from 2008-2010.

He was appointed consultant anaesthesiologist at the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara in 2011 and later moved back to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City the same year. He was the co-ordinator of the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in 2014 and reappointed in 2017.

Dr. Tobi had a brief but fulfilling work experience in Rwanda first with Gitwe University and later King Faisal Hospital, Kigali where he worked as a senior Consultant Intensivist from August 2017 to January 2018 before moving to the University of Namibia.

He is an ordained clergy with the New Covenant Church, Nigeria and was the pastor of the centre in Benin City, Nigeria from inception in 2008 till May, 2017. He is married to Fayokemi Tobi and they are blessed with three wonderful children; Joyce, Precious and Jemimah.