Fundamental Clinical Situations: A Practical OSCE Study Guide / Edition 4

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Written by med students, for med students, Fundamental Clinical Situations is a handbook designed as a comprehensive prep review for the OSCE's. Designed to be used by teams, it includes over 68 scenarios, complete with evaluation checklists and questions and answers. The scenarios range from common to special procedures. The book also provides the reader with criteria to enable them to self-assess interpersonal skills with patients.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920513712
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/14/2003
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

An Approach to the OSCE

Global Evaluation Criteria

II. Scenarios for Directed Histories







Failure to Thrive


Gay and Lesbian Health Issues



Hpyertension (Management)



Nausea and Vomiting

Obstructed Bowel


Oral Contraception

Otitis Media


Palpitations (Heart)

Physical Abuse

Postoperative Fever

Preoperative Patient

Renal Colic


Sexual Abuse

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Urinary Tract Infection

Well Baby

III. Scenarios for Directed Histories and Physical Exams

Acute Abdomen



Back Pain

Breast Lump

Chest Pain

Congestive Heart Failure


Craniofacial Trauma


Eating Disorders

Hand Trauma



Peripheral Vascular Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis



Trauma (Primary Survey)

Trauma (Secondary Survey)

IV. Physical Examination


Cranial Nerves


Hypertension (Complications)


Lymph Nodes

Parkinson's Disease

Pulsus Paradoxus


Volume Status

V. Special Scenarios

Abdominal X-Ray

Angry Patient

Bad News

Chest X-Ray

Chronic Disease

Competency (Medical Decision Making)

Elder Abuse

VI. Abbreviations

VII. References

VIII. Appendices

A. Normal Laboratory Values

B. Dermatome Map

C. X-Rays

D. Brand Names in Canada, Australia, and the United States

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