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Primary OSCE 5

Created: 8/9/2005
1. Oesophageal stethoscope
- Discuss its uses

2. Resuscitation
Demonstrate how you would resuscitate a pregnant woman, lying on the floor on a pillow.
- Fill in a management flow chart
- Fill in drug and electricity shock doses in the case of ventricular fibrillation

3. X-Ray
You are shown a plain chest X-ray of a patient with trauma
- Does this show a ruptured aneurysm?

4. Statistics
You are asked to answer somwe multiple choice and true/false questions on some positively skewed data.

5. Equipment
Check a Bain circuit

6. History taking
Take a history from a man presenting for transurethral resection of the prostate, who has had some cardiovascular problems.

7. Communication
Placate a patient (payed by an actor) after accidentally knocking out one of his teeth during anaesthesia.

8. Communication
Obtain consent for an epidural from a young woman with a painful back.

9. Radiology
You are asked to interpret a CT scan of the coeliac plexus, how to perform a coeliac plexus block, and about the roots/innervation of the coeliac plexus.

10. Data interpretation
You are asked to interpret data on the blood gases of an elderly patient with chronic obstructive airways disease presemting for an operation.

11. Examination
You are asked to examine the airway of a patient (played by an actor), and you are then shown a C-spine X-ray and asked to point out the fracture.

12. Anatomy
You are shown a picture of an arm hanging off the side of an operating table.
- ulnar nerve palsy
- What sensory changes would you expect on examination?
- What treatment would you give for ulnar nerve palsy?

13. Anatomy
You are shown a coronary angiogram
- identify the left anterior descending coronary artery and point out where the the sinuses of Valsalva are

14. History
Take a history from a patient presenting for routine surgery.

15. Radiology
You are asked to interpret a head CT (subdural).

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