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Anaesthesia OSCE [Paperback]

G. Arthurs , K. M. Elfituri
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1 Mar 2002 0521681820 978-0521681827 2
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is an established section in the part I examination and in many anaesthetic examinations throughout the world. It enables the examiners to assess a candidate's performance in a variety of areas and in topics that were not previously tested. The first edition sought to give examples of OSCE stations with answers. It was hoped that this would be of benefit to candidates as well as trainers looking for guidance about the type and style of stations that might be encountered. The second edition gives more examples of stations with answers. Candidates should find the answers helpful in assessing the level of knowledge required. Many stations require candidates to have a well-rehearsed system for them like examining the anaesthetic machine, or a system of the body. The second edition has been expanded to include these systems. More background information has been included so that once a system is understood it can be applied to different situations.

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  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (1 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521681820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521681827
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anaesthesia OSCE has been written as an aid for candidates preparing for the Primary FRCA examination. The second edition of this book has been extensively revised with the addition of new material. In OSCEs, candidates are required to apply their knowledge to answer questions clearly and concisely. This book enables them to practice answering realistic OSCE questions. It encourages them to do so with constructive and supportive feedback from their senior colleagues. The format of this book is well laid out; the questions are followed by a detailed tutorial on that subject. On the whole, it is well presented, concise and full of useful information. The introduction provides a brief but worthwhile discussion of the necessary preparation for OSCEs, with emphasis on frequent practice, and orderly presentation. The book is divided into 14 chapters, covering various stations encountered in the examination. The chapters on 'History Taking' and 'Physical Examination' give a quick, structured and systematic approach to the patient with several examples (e.g. taking history from a patient with thyroid disease, examining the cardiovascular system, examining cranial nerves, etc). The introduction in the chapter on communication skills was excellent, but some of the communication scenarios are rather verbose. Questions 9-16 in this section will certainly give a new perspective not only to the trainee/candidate, but also to the OSCE steering group at The Royal College of Anaesthetists. For instance, one question involves explaining to a trainee anaesthetic technician about application of cricoid pressure in rapid sequence induction; and another requires the candidate to explain to a patient why their tooth was knocked out accidentally during intubation. The resuscitation chapter is well presented according to the Resuscitation Council Guidelines, with algorithms for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. In the anaesthetic equipment chapter, question number seven. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is an established section in many anaesthetic examinations throughout the world, enabling examiners to assess candidates in a variety of areas previously untested. This second edition gives more examples of OSCE stations with answers, and includes more background information so that once a system is understood it can be applied to different situations.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful to get a feel of what's to come! 30 Jan 2002
To some the OSCE is a completely unknown field to enter. This book aims to take away some of that mystery. It begins by way of an explaination of what is involved in an OSCE an some general tips on how to pass them, useful for anyone! The rest is devoted to example OSCE questions and thankfully answers. This is a fairly useful book for revue of what is generaly involved in an anaesthetic OSCE. Some of the questions are quite close to what comes up in fact! However too much is spent on specific questions rather than the broader picture of technique, especially for the history taking and communication stations. Having said that for people who have never faced an OSCE before this may save a retake!
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