For this assessment students will be required to attend a compulsory residential school. This assessment consists of two (2) components.
You will be assessed in an OSCE format throughout the compulsory residential school. In an OSCE clinical skills are tested as well as theoretical knowledge. It is essential to learn correct clinical methods, and then practice repeatedly until you perfect the methods whilst simultaneously developing an understanding of the underlying theory behind the methods used.
There will be a total of three (3) assessment tasks each designed to assess knowledge and practical skills acquired during this course. The assessment tasks will consist of OSCE's. The format of the OSCE's will be CME (Case Management Exercise), Viva Voce or a clinical skill station which relates to the learning outcomes of this unit.
There will be two (2) long case CME's where students will be allocated 20 minutes to complete each assessment.
The long case CME will be in the format of a structured scenario looking at the following areas :
Patient assessment and history taking
Evidence gathering and patient treatment
Implementation of interventions, procedures and skills
Overall patient and scene management
There will also be a short case OSCE which will be in the form of a Viva Voce or a clinical skill station and students will be allocated 10 minutes to complete this assessment task.
According to the Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, "Critical" can be defined as: Extremely important or essential.
Critical errors in this unit will be classed as anything that causes immediate harm to yourself, partner, patient or bystanders and/or any procedure that is performed outside the scope of practice. During any form of assessment, if any of the following are witnessed the assessment will immediately cease and no marks will be given for that item:
Incorrect joulage delivered to the patient
Defibrillation of an unshockable rhythm
Failure to recognise a shockable rhythm
No or incomplete drug check
Incorrect sharps disposal
Performing a skill and/or procedure outside the scope of practice taught to you in PMSC12001 or PMSC12004
Students must complete an ECG exam at the residential school. This assessment task will consist of twenty (20) 12 Lead ECG’s. Students will be required to answer questions based on the ECG’s provided. Some questions will require the student to provide an accurate interpretation of the 12 lead ECG finding and some questions will require a short answer based on the ECG presented