This Second Edition of the highly popular Clinical Skills for OSCEs is the most comprehensive guide to basic clinical skills available, covering all the pertinent skills taught at medical school, from third year to finals. With its clear and concise, yet informative style, Clinical Skills for OSCEs, Second Edition is the ideal revision tool for all exam candidates preparing for their OSCE or PLAB exams.
HINTS AND TIPS. GENERAL SKILLS. Blood Pressure Measurement. Handwashing. Venepuncture. Cannulation and Setting Up a Drip. Blood Transfusion. Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, and Intradermal Injection Techniques. Intravenous Drug Injection. Blood Glucose Measurement and Interpretation. Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Interpretation. Urine Sample Testing and Interpretation. Scrubbing Up for Theatre. Male Catheterisation. Female Catheterisation. Examination of a Superficial Mass and Lymph Node Examination. Chest X-Ray Interpretation. CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. Chest Pain History. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Cardiovascular System Examination. Peripheral Vascular System Examination. Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI). ECG Recording And Interpretation. RESPIRATORY MEDICINE. Breathlessness History. Respiratory System Examination. PEFR Meter Explanation. Inhaler Use Explanation. Drug Administration via a Nebuliser. GI MEDICINE AND UROLOGY. Abdominal Pain History. Urological History. Abdominal Examination. Male Genitalia Examination. Rectal Examination. Hernia Examination. Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation. Nasogastric Intubation. NEUROLOGY. History of Headaches. History of "Funny Turns". Cranial Nerve Examination. Motor System of the Upper Limbs Examination. Sensory System of the Upper Limbs Examination. Motor System of the Lower Limbs Examination. Sensory System of the Lower Limbs Examination. Gait and Co-Ordination Examination (and Cerebellar Function). Speech Assessment. PSYCHIATRY. General Psychiatric History. Mental State Examination. Cognitive Assessment, The Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Depression History. Suicide Risk Assessment. Alcohol History. Capacity and Its Assessment. Common Law and the Mental Health Act. Eating Disorders History. ENT AND OPHTHALMOLOGY. Hearing and the Ear. Vision And The Eye (And Fundoscopy). Smell and the Nose. Thyroid Examination. PAEDIATRICS. Paediatric History. Developmental Assessment. Neonatal Examination. The Six-Week Surveillance Review. Paediatric Examination: Cardiovascular System. Paediatric Examination: Respiratory System. Paediatric Examination: Abdomen. Paediatric Examination: Gait And Neurological Function. Infant and Child Basic Life Support. Child Immunisation Programme. GERIATRICS. Geriatric History. Geriatric Physical Examination. DERMATOLOGY. Dermatological History. Dermatological Examination. Advice on Sun Protection. OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY AND SEXUAL HEALTH. Obstetric History. Examination of the Pregnant Woman. Gynaecological History. Gynaecological (Bimanual) Examination. Cervical Smear Test (And Liquid Based Cytology Test). Breast History. Breast Examination. Pessaries and Suppositories Explanation. Sexual History. HIV Risk Assessment. Condom Explanation. Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COCP) Explanation. ORTHOPAEDICS AND RHEUMATOLOGY. Rheumatological History. The GALS Screening Examination. Hand and Wrist Examination. Elbow Examination. Shoulder Examination. Spinal Examination. Hip Examination. Knee Examination. Ankle and Foot Examination. EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND ANAESTHESIOLOGY. Adult Basic Life Support. In-Hospital Resuscitation. Advanced Life Support. The Primary and Secondary Surveys. Bag-Valve Mask Ventilation. Laryngeal Mask Insertion. Oxygen Prescription. Wound Suturing. Syringe Driver Operation. Pre-Operative Assessment. ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS. Drug and Controlled Drug Prescription. Death Confirmation. Death Certificate Completion. COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Explaining Skills. Obtaining Consent. Breaking Bad News. The Angry Patient or Relative. The Anxious or Upset Patient or Relative. Cross-Cultural Communication. Discharge Planning and Negotiation