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Primary OSCE 38

Created: 26/10/2007
1. Anatomy
Describe the anatomy of the base of skull, the orbit and the spinal cord.

2. Data interpretation
You are asked to interpret data from:
- Pulmonary artery catheter readings
- Vitalograph
- Chest X-ray
- Capnography trace
- O2 analyser

3. Skills
Assemble a Bain circuit.

4. Skills
Demonstrate how you would apply cricoid pressure.

5. Skills
Demonstrate how to change a tracheostomy tube.

Demonstrate how to use a non-invasive blood pressure monitor.

7. Skills
How would you diagnose aortic stenosis?

8. Examination
Carry out an examination of the respiratory system.

9. Safety
What electrical safety precautions should be taken in the operating theatre?

10. Safety
Describe the precautions necessary for epidural placement and possible complications of the technique.

11. History taking
Take a history from a woman presenting for cataract surgery, with a complicated history.

12. History taking
Take a history from a pregnant lady who has had a difficult intubation secondary to ankylosing spondylitis.

13. Communication
Explain the condition malignant hyperthermia to an operating department practitioner.

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