Clinical Skills for OSCEs

Clinical Skills for OSCEs


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The right study guide can make the difference for an eager, or overwhelmed, student. This handbook is an indispensable study aid for those preparing to take their Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) tests. Since the exams require demonstrable skills, Clinical Skills for OSCE gives step-by-step profiles of all the capabilities needed for success. From cranial exams and hearing tests to psychiatric assessments and basic life support, all the necessary proficiencies are detailed. Written by final year medical students for their peers, this book is presented in a consistent and user-friendly style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859963401
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2003
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: General Skills. Take blood pressure. Perform venepuncture. Cannulate and set up a drip. Measure blood glucose. Test a urine sample. Scrub up for theatre. Catheterize a male patient. Catheterize a female patient. Interpret a chest X-ray. Section 2: Cardiology. Interview a patient with chest pain. Examine the cardiovascular system, including peripheral pulses. Examine the peripheral vascular system. Record an ECG/EKG. Section 3: Respiratory Medicine. Interview a patient with breathlessness. Examine the respiratory system. Instruct on the use of PEFT meter. Instruct on the use of an inhaler. Section 4: Gastroenterology. Take a history of abdominal pain. Take a urological history. Examine the abdomen. Examine the male genitalia. Perform a rectal examination. Section 5: Neurology. Take a history of headaches. Take a history of a "funny turn" Examine the cranial nerves. Examine gait and co-ordination. Examine the sensory system of the upper limbs. Examine the motor system of the upper limbs. Examine the sensory system of the lower limbs. Examine the motor system of the lower limbs. Section 6: Psychiatry. Take a general psychiatric history. Assess mental state. Interview a patient with depression. Assess suicidal intent. Interview a patient with anorexia. Take an alcohol history. Section 7: ENT and Ophthalmology. Examine hearing and the ear. Examine vision and the eye. Examine the neck. Section 8: Pediatrics. Take a history from a parent and child. Perform a developmental assessment. Perform a neonatal examination. Perform a six-week check. Pediatric examination: cardiovascular system. Pediatric examination: respiratory system. Pediatric examination: abdomen. Pediatric examination: gait and neurological function. Perform Basic Life Support on an infant child. Child immunization. Section 9: Geriatrics. Take a geriatric history. Examine an elderly patient. Section 10: Dermatology. Take a dermatological history. Examine the skin. Give advice on sun protection. Section 11: Obstetrics and Gynecology. Take an obstetric history. Examine the pregnant woman. Take a gynecological history. Perform a gynecological (bimanual) examination. Perform a cervical smear test. Take a breast history. Examine the breasts. Explain the use of pessaries and suppositories. Section 12: Sexual Health. Take a sexual history. Perform an HIV risk assessment. Explain the use of a condom. Prescribe the combined oral contraceptive pill. Section13: Orthopedics and Rheumatology. Perform the GALS screening examination. Take a rheumatological history. Examine the hand and wrist. Examine the elbow. Examine the shoulder. Examine the spine. Examine the hip. Examine the knee. Examine the ankle and foot. Section 14: Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology. Perform adult Basic Life Support. Perform Advanced Life Support. The primary and secondary surveys. Ventilate with a bag-valve mask. Insert a laryngeal mask airway. Suture a wound.

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