1st Edition

OSCE PASSCARDS for Medical Students

By Farhana Akter Copyright 2014

    Mrs Smith was prescribed Flucloxacillin despite being penicillin allergic, and suffered an anaphylactic reaction. Her husband now wishes to speak to you. You were not present at the time and you are not sure of what happened, however, he demands to speak to you as you are a doctor and part of the team looking after her. What do you do?

    These 96 invaluable flashcards thoroughly test OSCE candidates on correct procedure for a wealth of topics from taking blood to managing advanced life support, scrubbing for theatre to breaking bad news. Each topic is presented in an easy-to-read table, detailing best practice, including pertinent questions, tests to perform, possible responses and suspected diagnoses. Expertly laid out, the small, A5 format makes for easy handling - ideal for revision and self-examination.

    Cardiovascular exam. Peripheral arterial exam. Peripheral venous exam. Respiratory. Respiratory exam. Abdominal exam. Digital rectal examination. Groin/hernia exam. Ophthalmology. Fundoscopy. Neurology. Cranial nerve. Upper limb. Lower limb. Gait and co-ordination. Otolaryngology/head and neck. Ear exam. Nose exam. Examination of thyroid lump. Dermatology. Lesion. Examination of a lump. Breast. Examination of the breast. Obstetrics. Examination of the pregnant abdomen. Orthopaedics. Hand. Shoulder. Knee. Hip. Life support. Basic life support. Advanced life support. Advanced trauma life support. Cardiovascular. Blood pressure measurement. Ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI). ECG set up. Venepuncture. Cannulation & intravenous drip set up. Cannulation and syringe driver set up. Respiratory. Peak flow. Inhaler technique. Nebuliser administration. Abdominal. Male catheterisation. Nasogastric tube insertion. Suturing. Scrubbing for theatre. Gynaecology. Speculum and cervical smear test. Cardiovascular/respiratory. Chest pain. Irregular heartbeat. Haemoptysis. Leg swelling. Abdominal pain. Haematuria. Weight gain. Neurology. Seizure. Headache. Psychiatry. Low mood. Elated mood. Deliberate Self-harm. Psychosis. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety. Eating disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Alcohol history. Cognition. Obstetric history. Gynaecological history. Sexual history. Paediatric history. Geriatric history. Anaesthesia. Preoperative assessment. Procedures. Epidural. Bronchoscopy. Gastroscopy. Colonoscopy. Barium enema. Operations. Medications. Laparoscopic appendicectomy. GTN spray. Post-myocardial infarction. Diabetes. Driving following seizures. Medications. Warfarin. Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP). Sun protection. HIV counselling. Patients. Breaking bad news. Dealing with an angry relative. Blood transfusion in a Jehovah's witness patient. Communicating with colleague making persistent errors. Prescribing. Heart failure. Neck of femur fracture. Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Asthma. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.