9780470659410

OSCEs for Medical Finals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470659410

  • ISBN10:

    0470659416

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Written by a group of junior doctors and medical students who between them have extensive experience of medical education and specific experience of organizing and examining OSCEs, this book and website package consists of the most common OSCE scenarios encountered in medical finals. It includes a set of checklists, similar to OSCE mark schemes, that cover all of the key learning points students need to succeed. The book is designed to provide enough coverage for those students who want to do excel in their OSCEs.

Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

Part 1: EXAMINATIONS

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1. Cardiovascular

2. Respiratory

3. Abdominal

4. Peripheral nervous system

5. Central nervous system

6. Ophthalmoscopy

7. Cerebellar

8. Speech

9. Thyroid

10. Breast

11. Rectal

12. Hernia

13. Testicular

14. Vascular (arterial)

15. Vascular (venous)

16. Ulcer

17. Shoulder

18. Hand

19. Hip

20. Knee

21. Confirming death

Part 2: HISTORIES

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22. General lethargy and tiredness

23. Weight loss

24. Chest pain

25. Palpitations

26. Cough

27. Shortness of breath

28. Haemoptysis

29. Diarrhoea

30. Abdominal pain

31. Abdominal distension

32. Haematemesis

33. Rectal bleeding

34. Jaundice

35. Dysphagia

36. Headache

37. Loss of consciousness

38. Tremor

39. Dizziness

40. Joint pain

41. Back pain

42. Pyrexia of unknown origin

43. Ankle swelling

44. Needlestick injury

45. Pre-operative assessment

Part 3: COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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46. Breaking bad news

47. Explaining medication

48. Explaining a procedure

49. Inhaler technique and asthma medication

50. Exploring reasons for non-compliance

51. Counselling for HIV test

52. Post mortem consent

53. Explaining a DNAR (Do Not Attempt Resuscitation) decision

54. Explaining post-MI medication

55. Dealing with an angry patient

56. Carrying out a handover

Part 4: PROCEDURES

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57. Urinary catheterisation

58. Insertion of nasogastric tube

59. Venepuncture/Phlebotomy

60. Intramuscular injection

61. Intravenous cannulation

62. Intravenous drug administration

63. Arterial Blood Gases

64. Measuring peak expiratory flow rate

65. Performing and interpreting ECGs

66. Scrubbing up in theatre

67. Suturing

68. Basic life support

69. Advanced life support

70. Completing a death certificate

Index

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