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Succeed In Osces And Practical Exams, Sc : An Essential Guide for Nurses - Clair Merriman

Succeed In Osces And Practical Exams, Sc

An Essential Guide for Nurses

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9780335237340
Number Of Pages: 200

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Need help to prepare and succeed in your OSCE or Practical Exam?

OSCEs or practical examinations are intended to challenge you both personally and professionally, whilst testing your competence with the key clinical skills that nurses need to demonstrate to be effective in practice.

This book is designed to be the ultimate companion to help you fly through OSCEs with ease. It covers: What OSCEs involve and how to prepare for them The most common types of OSCE scenarios What examiners are looking for in OSCEs How to develop your own clinical simulation learning style How to learn from your OSCEs How reflection can help give you greater understanding of your clinical simulation practice The book includes examples of OSCEs for you to work through, inspiring quotes and plenty of top tips to help you tackle your OSCEs with confidence

"Succeed in OSCEs and Practical Exams" is indispensable reading for nursing students taking all courses that involve OSCEs or practical exams - including diplomas, degrees and short CPD courses.

List of tables, diagrams and photographsp. x
About the authorsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introducing OSCEs and the bookp. 1
Introductionp. 1
How to use this bookp. 2
Essential skills clusters (ESCs)p. 2
Use of simulated learning in nursing coursesp. 3
Use of terminologyp. 4
Overview of chaptersp. 4
How to startp. 6
Chapter summaryp. 20
Understanding OSCEs: what you need to knowp. 21
The simulated learning environmentp. 21
Communication skillsp. 23
What is simulation?p. 23
Simulation practical consent formp. 24
Experiential learningp. 27
How does simulation fit into student learning?p. 28
NMC role in simulated learningp. 29
Advantages of OSCEsp. 30
Acquisition of skillsp. 30
What is an OSCE?p. 36
Why use an OSCE?p. 37
Types of assessmentp. 38
Chapter summaryp. 40
Preparing for your OSCE: getting the most out of your learningp. 41
Understanding your own learning stylep. 41
Advice for students with disabilities including dyslexia and other specific learning difficultiesp. 44
Information you will receive prior to your OSCEp. 46
Pre-readingp. 48
Sample OSCE information sheetp. 48
Chapter summaryp. 68
What to expect from your OSCEp. 69
The layout of the roomp. 69
Equipment usedp. 70
Types of simulated client/modelp. 72
Computer/web-based OSCEsp. 81
Types of OSCEp. 81
The examiners' role and quality assurancep. 87
Your role-behaviour and performancep. 91
Professional skillsp. 91
Unfairness or discriminationp. 93
Chapter summaryp. 94
Preparing for your OSCE: before and on the dayp. 95
Prior preparationp. 95
Stress and your ability to manage itp. 97
How environmental factors will affect youp. 101
Nutrition and feeding your brainp. 102
Hydration: why you need to keep drinking!p. 104
The importance of exercisep. 104
Ten simple steps to successp. 105
Reducing OSCE nervesp. 109
How to perform well in your OSCEp. 110
Chapter summaryp. 113
Sample OSCEs: adult basic life support, medicines management and aseptic non-touch techniquep. 114
OSCE examplesp. 114
OSCE checklistsp. 115
Assessment marking criteriap. 115
Other preparation aidsp. 116
OSCE example 1: adult basic life supportp. 117
OSCE example 2: medicines managementp. 127
OSCE example 3: aseptic non-touch techniquep. 138
Chapter summaryp. 144
After the OSCE has finishedp. 145
How to identify a good performancep. 146
How to develop your skills for reflectionp. 147
Understanding the information you are given in feedbackp. 154
How to get the most from dialogue with your tutorsp. 155
Your motivational beliefs and self-esteemp. 157
How to reduce the gap between your actual and ideal performancep. 158
How you can contribute to evaluationp. 161
Chapter summaryp. 162
Summaryp. 163
Introducing OSCEsp. 163
Understanding OSCEsp. 164
Preparing for your OSCEp. 164
What to expect from your OSCEp. 165
Preparing for your OSCEp. 166
Sample OSCEsp. 169
After the OSCEp. 169
Referencesp. 171
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780335237340
ISBN-10: 0335237347
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1