Complete OSCE Skills for Medical and Surgical Finals by Kate Tatham

By Kate Tatham

The target based medical exam, or OSCE, is a well-recognized and sometimes daunting adventure for scientific scholars. eventually, a ebook has been written which supplies the basic details had to deal with OSCE stations properly, and may assist you to cross your scientific and surgical finals.

Over 150 topics are lined on the ideal point of element for revision for finals; utilizing bullet-pointed checklists and a brief and succinct writing type, the authors hide crucial issues to recollect in regards to the key stipulations you are prone to stumble upon in the course of OSCEs in 2-4 transparent pages according to situation. Complete OSCE talents for scientific and Surgical Finals covers the complete undergraduate syllabus for scientific finals below the subsequent headings:

- historical past - exam - systems - Emergency - Interpretations - conversation talents - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Paediatrics - Genitourinary drugs

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Why did you fail? g. work in a bar, at a brewery) Criminal record – drink/drive offences, record (or victim) of violence Relationships – is it affecting them? g. Alcoholics Anonymous Psychological: ● Residential units provide intensive rehabilitation regimens Medical: ● Short-term course of sedatives to aid alcohol withdrawal ● Deterrent drugs: produce unpleasant side effects when drink alcohol ● Vitamin replacement therapy PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT INTRODUCTION ● ● ● ● Introduce yourself Confirm patient’s name Confirm reason for meeting Adopt appropriate body language DEMOGRAPHY Record the patient’s: ● ● Age Gender Psychiatric risk assessment ● ● ● ● Occupation Marital status Ethnicity Religion (if applicable) PRESENTING COMPLAINT Confirm the reason for referral and record in the patient’s own words.

G. g. going into care Age of any changes/addition/loss to family and effects on patient Education ● ● ● ● ● Number of schools Exams taken and passed Relationships with friends and teachers Problems with discipline, truanting Special needs Occupation(s) ● ● ● ● Occupational history and length of posts Job satisfaction Relationships with work colleagues Redundancies, promotions Psychosexual history ● ● Age of puberty, menarche, menopause First sexual interests/activity Psychiatric risk assessment ● ● ● ● ● Intercourse with adults as a child Previous partner information/relationship details Libido, enjoyment of intercourse Pattern, frequency Influence of culture, religion Marriage/partners ● ● ● Marital status – single, married, divorced, life partner Partner details – age, gender, occupation, health Relationship details – duration, how they met, any separations, trust issues Children ● ● ● ● ● ● Ages Health Education, occupations Personalities Pregnancies – attitudes, mood, problems, birth details Miscarriages, terminations Drugs and alcohol ● ● ● Smoking history Detailed alcohol history including first drink, quantity, addiction and misuse ‘CAGE’ questionnaire (see p.

G. g. g. e. g. g. post myocardial infarction Cardiovascular system Investigations ● ECG ● Chest X-ray – cardiomegaly ● Echocardiogram (transthoracic) ● Cardiac catheterization Treatment ● Treatment of heart failure ● Anticoagulation for AF ● Valve repair or replacement if any of: ⅙ Severe symptoms ⅙ Left ventricular failure ⅙ Left ventricular dilatation MIXED MITRAL VALVE DISEASE ● ● Patients may present with mixed symptoms and signs of stenosis and regurgitant murmurs It is not uncommon for them to have mixed mitral valve disease and the signs should be presented as such, with an attempt to specify the predominant lesion, and why BACTERIAL/INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the endothelial lining of the heart.

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