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1st Edition

OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals




ISBN 9780340815892
Published May 27, 2005 by CRC Press
160 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Throughout the UK, and elsewhere, medical schools are focusing more on objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and veering away from old style medical and surgical finals. OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals takes a systematic approach to preparing for these new exams, giving you crucial insights into how to score well.



Written by junior doctors who recently sat the exams, this book will show you how to predict and prepare for the stations you will face. As it leads you through the cases and the examiners' mark sheets, it teaches you how to pick up every point, with extra tips on how to impress and where to go to add to your practice and experience.



For overseas doctors, this book also provides essential preparation for the clinical component of the PLAB exam.





Key features:

* Handy, pocket-sized book

* Exam focused, with key tips on how to prepare and excel on exam day

* Chapters on practical skills, communication, chronic disease management, discharge planning, psychiatric histories, focused history and management, and examination

* Packed with real OSCE scenarios and model mark sheets



OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals is an essential book for all medical students and PLAB candidates.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTORY SECTION

PRACTICAL SKILLS

Blood cultures

Basic life support (BLS)

Male catheterization

Intravenous injection

Oxygen therapy

Nasogastric tube insertion

Confirming a death

Recording an electrocardiogram

Doppler measurement of ankle–brachial pressure index

Setting up a syringe driver

Blood transfusion

EXAMINATION

Hip joint

Knee joint

Hands

Back

Respiratory system

Gastrointestinal system

Cardiovascular system

Breast

Neck

Thyroid

Groin

Lymphadenopathy

Venous

Arterial

Upper limb neurology

Lower limb neurology

Cranial nerves

Cerebellar function

Ophthalmology

Nose

Hearing

Dermatology

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: FOCUSED HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Hypoglycaemia

Acute pancreatitis

Chest pain

Shortness of breath

Strangulated inguinal hernia

Ectopic pregnancy

Contents

DISCHARGE PLANNING

Discharging a patient on steroid therapy

Discharging an elderly patient home

Discharging a patient home after a major illness

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Hypertension

Diabetes

CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEWWITH PATIENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND COGNITIVE PROBLEMS

Cognitive function

Alcohol

Psychotic symptoms

Low mood

COMMUNICATION

English as a second language

Delivering difficult news

Cross-cultural communication

Explanation of an operative procedure

Explanation of an investigative procedure

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Do not resuscitate order

Talking to relatives about advanced directives

Health promotion

Assessing speech difficulties

Evidence-based health care

Communicating with a colleague

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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Author(s)

Biography

Shabana A. Bora MB BS
Senior House Officer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, UK

Theresa G.H. Heah MB BS
Senior House Officer, Ophthalmology, Worthing Hospital, West Sussex, UK

Shivangi Thakore MA(Cantab) MB BS
Senior House Officer, General Practice Vocational Training, University College London Hospitals, London, UK

Editorial Advisor:
Deborah Gill MB BS MRCGP MMEd ILTM
Senior lecturer in Medical Education, Academic Centre for Medical Education, University College London, London, UK