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Nursing OSCEs

A Complete Guide to Exam Success

Edited by Catherine Caballero, Fiona Creed, Clare Gochmanski, and Jane Lovegrove

January 2012

ISBN: 9780199693580

240 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £18.99

Nursing OSCEs: A complete guide to exam success is a student-friendly and practical guide for revision. Offering step-by-step instructions for the ten most commonly assessed skills, example marking sheets, typical examiners questions and suggested answers, and with over 70 illustrations and four videos, this is all you need to succeed

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Nursing OSCEs: A complete guide to exam success is a student-friendly and practical guide for revision. Offering step-by-step instructions for the ten most commonly assessed skills, example marking sheets, typical examiners questions and suggested answers, and with over 70 illustrations and four videos, this is all you need to succeed.

  • A student-friendly, clear and practical guide to OSCE's with excellent support and guidance
  • Clearly presented text and over 70 images communicate OSCE material in clear steps suiting all individuals styles of learning
  • Key revision material, example marking sheets, typical examiners' questions and suggested answers, common errors to avoid and top tips ensure students feel prepared and confident
  • Written by experienced OSCE assessors and authors who share their expertise in a straightforward style

About the Author(s)

Edited by Catherine Caballero, University of Brighton, UK, Fiona Creed, University of Brighton, UK, Clare Gochmanski, University of Brighton, UK, and Jane Lovegrove, University of Brighton, UK

Dr Catherine Caballero, DPhil, MSc, P.G.C.H.S.C.E, BSc, Dip Ns, R.N is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton. Catherine has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She has a background in surgical nursing, specialising in day surgery and in 1995 was appointed as the first laparoscopic nurse practitioner in the U.K. Catherine's passion is in the development of clinical skills and her interests relate to clinical decision making, clinical skill development and mentorship.

Fiona Creed MSc, BSc, R.N. is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton. Fiona has a clinical background in general and neurological intensive care nursing and teaches acute clinical skills and post registration acute care nursing. Fiona is currently a PhD student at the University of Brighton where she is exploring clinical decision making during episodes of acute patient deterioration.

Clare Gochmanski is skills laboratory technician at the University of Brighton. She is responsible for managing several skills labs across the university sites assisting with simulation teaching, programming simulators and assisting with student skills practice session. Clare organises and coordinates the OSCE examinations at the University.

Jane Lovegrove MSc ,B Ed, R.N.T., RN. is a principal lecturer in clinical skills at University of Brighton. Jane's clinical background is in intensive care, cardiac surgery and coronary care. Her current clinical and educational interests are in grading clinical practice and using high fidelity simulation to assist students in clinical decision making.

Table of Contents

    Part I Process and preparation
    1:An introduction to OSCE assessment, Fiona Creed
    2:Overview of OSCE station, Fiona Creed
    3:Preparation for the OSCE assessment, Fiona Creed
    Part II: Skills
    4:Interpersonal Communication, Sue Sully
    5:Hand Hygiene and infection control, Jane Lovegrove
    6:Aseptic Non-touch Technique (ANTT), Catherine Cabellero
    7:Measuring, Assessing and Recording Pulse, Body Temperature, Respirations and Oxygen Saturation, Paula Deamer & Tina Attoe
    8:Measuring Blood Pressure, Kate Devis
    9:Urinalysis, Jane Lovegrove
    10:Assessment of Medication Calculation skills, Terry Stubbings
    11:Administration of oral medication, Fiona Creed
    12:Recognition of acute deterioration, Fiona Creed
    13:Basic Life Support (BLS, Clare Cree
    Final preparation
    14:Reflecting upon your OSCE, Fiona Creed

Reviews

This book is ideal for nursing students preparing for OSCEs as well as for lecturers, mentors and practicing nurses involved in student education - Nursing Times, Feb 2013

Will give students an excellent introduction into the complexities of OSCE type assessments. The key revision section is a real aide for students and supporting material such as the common mistakes section is invaluable. The online materials will give the student some real direction on terms of learning. - John Ambrose, Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Videos and photographs enable the student to gain a 'whole' picture of the process and they can see key specifics such as correct hand positioning for chest compressions. I particularly like the section on typical questions that an examiner may ask as students often forget this. Overall, a very useful learning tool for students with comprehensive revision. - Jo Rutt, Clinical Skills Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK

Review from previous edition More straight-forward & concise than several I've seen ... identifies the most frequently assessed skills, and provides clear guidance on how to perform them to OSCE standard. Each skill is described step-by-step, while the common errors, and examiners question sections are particularly useful...it will be useful for any nursing student - Rachel Gilbert, Clinical Skills Lecturer, University of the West of England

I would recommend the book to students all 3 years and even to qualified nurses.. explains the procedures in a simple and easy to understand way, backed up with the underpinning knowledge and best practice. Online videos and material are an excellent resource. - David Thomas, Student, Swansea University