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Primary OSCE 50

Created: 19/2/2010
1. Equipment
Carry out an anaesthetic machine check.

2. Statistics
You are given two set of data showing a normal distribution and a positively skewed distribution, and asked 10 true/false questions.

3. ECG
You are shown an ECG, showing left bundle branch block, tachycardia and left ventricular hypertrophy, and asked to interpret it.

4. Data interpretation
Yu are given the arterial blood gas results of an asthmatic patient, showing low PO2 and PCO2. You are asked 10 true/false questions.

5. Equipment
You are asked to test the safety of a defibrillator, and asked questions on the atrial fibrillation algorithm.

6. Anatomy
Describe the anatomy of the spinal cord.

7. Examination
Carry out a cardiovascular examination on an actor: pulse, precordium, auscultation.

8. Communication
A patient presents with a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Talk to the patient's daughter.

9. History taking
Take a history from a patient with a pacemaker.

10. X-ray
You are shown an X-ray of a patient with emphysema and are asked 10 true/false questions.

11. Simulator manikin
You are asked to demonstrate your treatment of bronchospasm and anaphylaxis.

12. Electrical safety
You are asked a series of questions about all types of earthing systems.

13. ECG
You are asked a series of questions about the ECG CM5 lead, noise, etc.

14. Simulator manikin
You are asked to demonstrate cricoid pressure, and asked questions by examiner.

15. History taking
Take a history from a patient about to undergo hysterectomy; she has a history of deep vein thrombosis.

16. Equipment
You are shown a picture of a CO2 electrode and asked questions about it.

17. Resuscitation
Discuss how you would resuscitate a postoperative patient with pulseless electrical activity.

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