Nursing & Health: Objective Structured Clinical Examination
Survival Guide

By Nina Godson
March 2012
Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273738978
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
50 pages
$14.95 Spiral Bound


Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. 

It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam.



What is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination?
Infection Prevention
Blood Pressure Measurement
Pulse and Respiration Measurement
Temperature Measurement Using a Tympanic Thermometer
Aseptic Technique
Elimination Needs: Stool Specimen
Elimination Needs: Urine Testing (Urinalysis)
Intramuscular Injection Technique
Administering Oral Fluids and Fluid Balance
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Oral Drug Administration
Useful Websites
Further Reading
Final Tips



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