Clinical Skills for OSCEs, fifth edition
By Neel Burton
Apr 2015 , 358 pp
Apr 2015 , 358 pp
Clinical Skills for OSCEs has been a bestseller since it was first published in 2002. The clear and concise writing style coupled with easy-to-follow line diagrams and essential clinical photographs have made this book a firm favourite with medical students.
This new edition features contributions from over 30 current students from medical schools across the UK, to ensure that the book remains current and appropriate for the requirements of todays students.
The book has been fully revised and updated and includes 8 brand new stations: Blood cultures; Cognitive testing; Dementia diagnosis; Weight loss history; Ophthalmic history; Choking; Imaging tests explanation; Endoscopies explanation.
With over 120 stations in total, Clinical Skills for OSCEs 5e continues to provide the essential skills and knowledge for all of the key topics you will need to know at medical school.
I. GENERAL SKILLS
1. Hand washing; 2. Scrubbing up for theatre; 3. Venepuncture/phlebotomy; 4. Cannulation and setting up a drip; 5. Blood cultures; 6. Blood transfusion; 7. Intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal drug injection; 8. Intravenous drug injection; 9. Examination of a superficial mass and of lymph nodes
II. CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
10. Chest pain history; 11. Cardiovascular risk assessment; 12. Blood pressure measurement; 13. Cardiovascular examination; 14. Peripheral vascular system examination; 15. Ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI); 16. Breathlessness history; 17. Respiratory system examination; 18. PEFR meter explanation; 19. Inhaler explanation; 20. Drug administration via a nebulizer
III. GI MEDICINE AND UROLOGY
21. Abdominal pain history; 22. Abdominal examination; 23. Rectal examination; 24. Hernia examination; 25. Nasogastric intubation; 26. Urological history; 27. Male genitalia examination; 28. Male catheterisation; 29. Female catheterisation
30. History of headaches; 31. History of funny turns; 32. Cranial nerve examination; 33. Motor system of the upper limbs examination; 34. Sensory system of the upper limbs examination; 35. Motor system of the lower limbs examination; 36. Sensory system of the lower limbs examination; 37. Gait, co-ordination, and cerebellar function examination; 38. Speech assessment
39. General psychiatric history; 40. Mental state examination; 41. Cognitive testing; 42. Dementia diagnosis; 43. Depression history; 44. Suicide risk assessment; 45. Alcohol history; 46. Eating disorders history; 47. Weight loss history; 48. Assessing capacity (the Mental Capacity Act); 49. Common law and the Mental Health Act
VI. OPHTHALMOLOGY, ENT, AND DERMATOLOGY
50. Ophthalmic history; 51. Vision and the eye examination (including fundoscopy); 52. Hearing and the ear examination; 53. Smell and the nose examination; 54. Lump in the neck and thyroid examination; 55. Dermatological history; 56. Dermatological examination; 57. Advice on sun protection
VII. PAEDIATRICS AND GERIATRICS
58. Paediatric history; 59. Developmental assessment; 60. Neonatal examination; 61. The six-week surveillance review; 62. Paediatric examination: cardiovascular system; 63. Paediatric examination: respiratory system; 64. Paediatric examination: abdomen; 65. Paediatric examination: gait and neurological function; 66. Infant and child Basic Life Support; 67. Child immunisation programme; 68. Geriatric history; 69. Geriatric physical examination
VIII. OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY, AND SEXUAL HEALTH
70. Obstetric history; 71. Obstetric examination; 72. Gynaecological history; 73. Gynaecological (bimanual) examination; 74. Speculum examination and liquid based cytology test; 75. Breast history; 76. Breast examination; 77. Sexual history; 78. HIV risk assessment; 79. Condom explanation; 80. Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) explanation; 81. Pessaries and suppositories explanation
IX. ORTHOPAEDICS AND RHEUMATOLOGY
82. Rheumatological history; 83. The GALS screening examination; 84. Hand and wrist examination; 85. Elbow examination; 86. Shoulder examination; 87. Spinal examination; 88. Hip examination; 89. Knee examination; 90. Ankle and foot examination
X. EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND ANAESTHESIOLOGY
91. Adult Basic Life Support; 92. Choking; 93. In-hospital resuscitation; 94. Advanced Life Support; 95. The primary and secondary surveys; 96. Management of medical emergencies; 97. Bag-valve mask (BVM/Ambu bag)ventilation; 98. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion; 99. Pre-operative assessment; 100. Syringe driver operation; 101. Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) explanation; 102. Epidural analgesia explanation; 103. Wound suturing
XI. DATA INTERPRETATION
104. Blood glucose measurement; 105. Urine sample testing/urinalysis; 106. Blood test interpretation; 107. Arterial blood gas (ABG) sampling; 108. ECG recording and interpretation; 109. Chest X-ray interpretation; 110. Abdominal X-ray interpretation
XII. PRESCRIBING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS
111. Requesting investigations; 112. Drug and controlled drug prescription; 113. Oxygen prescription; 114. Death confirmation; 115. Death certificate completion
XIII. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
116. Explaining skills; 117. Imaging tests explanation; 118. Endoscopies explanation; 119. Obtaining consent; 120. Breaking bad news; 121. The angry patient or relative; 122. The anxious or upset patient or relative; 123. Cross-cultural communication; 124. Discharge planning and negotiation.
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