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Fundamental Clinical Situations

A Practical OSCE Study Guide

Written by med students, for med students, Fundamental Clinical Situations is a handbook designed as a comprehensive prep review for the OSCE's. Designed to be used by teams, it includes over 68 scenarios, complete with evaluation checklists and questions and answers. The scenarios range from common to special procedures. The book also provides the reader with criteria to enable them to self-assess interpersonal skills with patients.

Spiral Bound, 240 Pages

Published: July 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-920513-71-2

Contents

  • I. Introduction

    An Approach to the OSCE

    Global Evaluation Criteria

    II. Scenarios for Directed Histories

    Amenorrhea

    Anemia

    Dementia

    Diabetes

    Diarrhea

    Elderly

    Failure to Thrive

    Fever

    Gay and Lesbian Health Issues

    Headache

    HIV

    Hpyertension (Management)

    Insomnia

    Menorrhagia

    Nausea and Vomiting

    Obstructed Bowel

    Oliguria

    Oral Contraception

    Otitis Media

    Overdose

    Palpitations (Heart)

    Physical Abuse

    Postoperative Fever

    Preoperative Patient

    Renal Colic

    Seizures

    Sexual Abuse

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Urinary Tract Infection

    Well Baby

    III. Scenarios for Directed Histories and Physical Exams

    Acute Abdomen

    Alcoholism

    Asthma

    Back Pain

    Breast Lump

    Chest Pain

    Congestive Heart Failure

    Cough

    Craniofacial Trauma

    Dementia

    Eating Disorders

    Hand Trauma

    Meningitis

    Obesity

    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Stroke

    Thyroid

    Trauma (Primary Survey)

    Trauma (Secondary Survey)

    IV. Physical Examination

    Coordination

    Cranial Nerves

    Hip

    Hypertension (Complications)

    Knee

    Lymph Nodes

    Parkinson's Disease

    Pulsus Paradoxus

    Shoulder

    Volume Status

    V. Special Scenarios

    Abdominal X-Ray

    Angry Patient

    Bad News

    Chest X-Ray

    Chronic Disease

    Competency (Medical Decision Making)

    Elder Abuse

    VI. Abbreviations

    VII. References

    VIII. Appendices


    A. Normal Laboratory Values

    B. Dermatome Map

    C. X-Rays

    D. Brand Names in Canada, Australia, and the United States

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