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Primary OSCE 35

Created: 23/5/2007
1. History taking
Take a history from a woman presenting for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

2. Equipment
Demonstrate a failed intubation drill in a simulator-manikin

3. X-ray
You are shown an X-ray of a cervical spine showing ankylosing spondylitis and asked to interpret the findings.

4. Algorithms
You are shown a bradycardia algorithm and asked how you would manage it.

5. Equipment check
You are asked to check a Bain circuit.

6. Communication
A patient is undergoing an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Explain the anaesthetic technique and his postoperative care.

7. Communication
Explain to parents that you have discovered that their child has suxamethonium apnoea.

8. Anatomy
Describe the anatomy of orbit of the eye.
- How is retrobulbar nerve block performed?

9. Equipment
Demonstrate how to change a tracheostomy tube.

10. Electrical symbols
You are asked questions about the electrical earth in circuits.

11. Data interpretation
You are asked to interpret data on blood gas and carboxyhaemoglobin.

12. Statistics
Define regression and correlation coefficient.

13. Physics
Describe the measurement of humidification, including the apparatus and the theory.

14. Examination
Examine the pulse and chest in a healthy man.
- Can you detect a murmur?

15. History taking
Take history from an elderly woman presenting for a hip replacement. She has aortic stenosis.

16. Anatomy
Describe the anatomy of the spinal cord.
- What are the consequences of transection?

17. Anatomy and function of the nerves
Demonstrate correct placement of the electrodes for neuromuscular blockade monitoring.
- Describe the anatomy of ulnar nerve.
- Explain the different stimulation methods.

18. Equipment
Describe the theory of the pulse oximeter.
- What is the isosbestic point?

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