RDH Fellowship Written 2017:1 Program

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM Every Tuesday, alongside the Registrar teaching Run by Nadi Pandithage (Examiner), Rebecca Day and Mark de Souza 1500-1715 (with a 30 minute break at 1600) SAQ Style session with questions send in advance for attempting, then discussion within the session of model answer and any questions arising Try to do the questions to time (6-7 mins) to get an idea of the pace required - I suggest to write everything you manage in the time frame to be written in...
More

OSCE_Hx/EXAM_CSpine

  CLINICAL SCENARIO STEM (1) A 17 year old boy has been involved in a low speed MVA, he has been BIBA to your resus bay. He is in a collar and sand bags currently. His primary survey is unremarkable, but the junior registrar has not yet assessed or cleared the C-Spine as doesn’t feel confident to do so.   INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE Assess through focussed history and examination, whether you can clear the C-Spine of this patient. You can assume that there are no othe...
More

Trauma SAQ 1

Trauma SAQ 1 A 15 year old male has been brought in to the resuscitation room of a trauma centre by ambulance. He has a large wound to his neck, and no other obvious injuries. He is awake and alert. Observations P100 BP 100/70 RR 22 Sats 99% RA   Question 1 Which zone of the neck does this injury involve? (1)   Question 2 Can you define the boundaries of this zone? (2)   Question 3 List 4 HARD clinical signs that would mandate immed...
More

Anaesthetics SAQ 1

Anaesthetics SAQ 1  Pre-Accident (patients Employment ID Card) Post Intubation in ED   A 24 year old woman is BIBA after being involved in a head on MVA at high speed. She was the unrestrained driver travelling at high speed. She was agitated and confused (GCS 10), with Cspine precautions in situ on arrival.   Observations PRE-INTUBATION P 130 BP 90/60 Sats 91% (FI02 1.0) RR 28 Temp 35.6   Question 1 The decision is made to intubate....
More

OSCE_SIM_Paed Drowning

  OSCE NAME: Paediatric Drowning Single Length Station – 3 mins reading time, 7 min station   SUBJECT AND CURRICULUM REFERENCE Medical Expertise Prioritisation and Decision Making Communication Teamwork and Collaboration   CLINICAL SCENARIO STEM A 4 yearold boy has been brought into the resuscitation bay in PEA cardiac arrest after being found submerged in the backyard pool for a maximum of 2-3 minutes. Effective CPR and administration of appropriate dru...
More

OSCE_SIM_Asthma

  OSCE: ASTHMA SUBJECT AND CURRICULUM REFERENCE Medical Expertise Prioritisation and Decision Making Communication Leadership and Management   CLINICAL SCENARIO STEM A 21 year old female with a known history of asthma has been brought into the resus bay by ambulance. She is severely dyspnoeic and unable to speak. She has had a viral URTI for the last 3 days where she has been at home alone, there is no one to accompany her and she is unable to give furthe...
More

OSCE_SIM_LA Toxicity

OSCE: Local Anaesthetic Toxicity Double Length Station – 3 mins reading, 17 mins   SUBJECT AND CURRICULUM REFERENCE Medical Expertise                                        ☐       Prioritisation and Decision Making         ☐ Communication                                            ☐       Leadership and Management                    ☐     CLINICAL SCENARIO STEM It is a busy shift in an urban ED. A 37 year old intoxicated female has presented to ED w...
More

Links to OSCE Resources

EmergencyPedia 13 Station Mock OSCE Adelaide Emergency Physicians OSCE Database Monash OSCE's Books Worth a Look!  1. MCEM Part C: 110 OSCE stations, By Kiran Somani/Nitin Jain/Nick Jenkins (Buy It Here!) 2. Self-Assessment for the MCEM Part C, By Rebecca Thorpe/Simon Chapman/Jules Blackburn (Buy It Here!)
More

A White Board and an iPad

For me, with the limited attention span typical of most Emergency Medicine doctors, I found sitting down in front of a text book for hours on end mind numbingly boring. Rote learning, long didactic sessions and endless lists and notes just didn't do it for me. I needed to have a billion and one resources, jump around multiple topics and study in multiple different locations, in multiple different styles to keep my attention on the job. Not everyone is like this of course, and its important to...
More