There are very few vascular MCQ’s, which is nice.
Toxicology is a mammoth topic and comes up all the time. You need to master it to succeed. Consider it your nemesis.
General toxicology fact sheet Includes decontamination and antidote info
NMS vs EPSE vs SS vs MH fact sheet Guess the abbreviations!
Paracetamol OD fact sheet VITAL KNOWLEDGE
Tricyclic antidepressant OD fact sheet VITAL KNOWLEDGE
For envenomations: see environmental.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to know all of the below inside out.
Asthma fact sheet Very important
Pneumothorax fact sheet Know your criteria for treatment
Knowing your Paeds is vital. There isn’t a week dedicated to Paeds in the Auckland study timetable – be sure to cover relevant Paeds topics each week or you will miss a big chunk of the syllabus.
Fever in Children Very important
Paediatric Gastroenteritis Know your rehydration
Paediatric and Neonatal Resus Very important
You don’t need to know the classification of fractures in as much detail as is found in these fact sheets. The exceptions to this are: Pelvic fractures (know the classification and treatment eg. when to use interventional radiology and when to go to theatre), Paediatric orthopaedic trauma (understand Salter-Harris), Shoulder dislocation (they love reduction techniques and procedural sedation), Red joint(how do you interpret as aspirate?) and the limping child.