Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Fact Sheets

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Labour and Delivery                      Know your tocolysis drugs

Sexual Assault and the Morning After Pill

Post-Partum and Antepartum Haemorrhage

Trauma in Pregnancy

Miscarriage                              Know your USS / beta-hCG numbers

Ectopic Pregnancy                 Know your USS / beta-hCG numbers

Eclampsia and Pre Eclampsia

Resuscitation in Pregnancy      Roll her to the left or fail the SAQ!

Changes in Pregnancy                  A favourite MCQ topic

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology MCQ’s

Obstetrics and Gynaecology SAQ’s

 

There are no Obstetrics and Gynaecology VAQ’s – and I think we can all be grateful for that!

 

Neurology

Fact Sheets

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Brain death

Cranial Nerves             More relevant to the clinicals…

CVA                Thrombolysis in CVA (and increasingly, clot retrieval) is topical and popular topic for questions – know your pros / cons / inclusion and exclusion criteria / contraindications, and know the research facts

GBS vs Myasthenia Gravis

How to Read a CT Head             Recognising the level that the slice is taken at will make you look good

Meningitis              Know your LP criteria

Seizures                 Know your LP criteria

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

 

Neurology MCQ’s

Neurology SAQ’s

Neurology VAQ’s

Metabolic and Endocrine

Fact Sheets

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How To Interpret ABG’s                         Be able to interpret an ABG in your sleep. And work on your mental arithmetic skills!

Metabolic acidosis fact sheet             Know your raised AG and normal AG metabolic acidosis causes and be able to reel them off in an order relevant to scenario!

Metabolic alkalosis fact sheet

NaHCO3 fact sheet

Respiratory acidosis fact sheet

Respiratory alkalosis fact sheet

Hyperkalaemia

Hypokalaemia

Hypernatraemia

Hyponatraemia                         Know your causes – it’s a very common VAQ

Thyroid Problems

Adrenal problems

Alcoholic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis              Middlemore has some new adult guidelines that have a different fluid / dextrose / insulin treatment regime. Have a look at it, as it may be that the treatment of DKA is going to change…

HHOS

Other metabolic derangements fact sheet

 

Metabolic and Endocrine MCQ’s

For metabolic and endocrine VAQ’s – see the stockpile of ABG’s in the Written Examination resources area. I have no SAQ’s specific to this topic – it tends to be covered in the VAQ’s instead.

Infectious Diseases

Fact Sheets

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A Summary of Antibiotics          I’ve never been able to remember antibiotics, and to be honest didn’t know this going into the exam…

Biological Warfare Agents

Body Fluid Exposure                  Very important

Febrile Traveller

General Infectious Diseases

HIV

Necrotising Fasciitis

Sepsis

Tetanus

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tuberculosis

Viral infections fact sheet

Other topics that are also covered in other chapters:

Bronchiolitis

Croup

Epiglottitis

Fever in Children

Infective Endocarditis

Paediatric Gastroenteritis

Paediatric Rashes

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pertussis

Rheumatic fever

Infectious Diseases MCQ’s

Infectious Diseases SAQ’s

Infectious Diseases VAQ’s

Haematology

I’ve only really got Haematology Fact Sheets for some reason – obviously I didn’t find this topic very scintillating!

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Anaemia

Coagulation Problems

DIC

DVT                          This comes up surprisingly often

Massive transfusion and blood products

Platelet problems

Thrombophilia

Additional Haematology Notes

 

Gastrointestinal

Fact Sheets

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Abdominal hernias

Appendicitis

Biliary disease

Bowel obstruction

Diverticulitis

General gastroenterology and surgery

Ischaemic colitis

Lower GI bleeding

Pancreatitis

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Upper GI Bleeding

Perianal problems

Paediatric Gastroenteritis

Gastroenterology Notes                  Includes a useful table on gastroenteritis

Oesophageal Foreign Body

 

Gastrointestinal MCQ’s

Gastrointestinal SAQ’s

Gastrointestinal VAQ’s

Ear, Nose and Throat

Fact Sheets

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Ear Problems

Epiglottitis

Ludwig’s Angina

Pharyngitis and Quinsy

Stridor

 

ENT SAQ’s (there’s only two!)

ENT VAQ’s

Dermatology

Fact Sheets

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Blistering Rashes

Paediatric Rashes

Syphilis

 

Dermatology MCQ’s

Dermatology VAQ’s

There aren’t really any dermatology SAQ’s – which is probably good, as I don’t think any of us could write for 15 minutes on the topic of dermatology…

 

Cardiology

Fact Sheets

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Acute Coronary Syndrome      Have a good understanding of indications / contraindications / pros / cons of thrombolysis, including recent research

ACS Region Summary

Atrial Fibrillation

Anti-arrhythmics

Brugada Syndrome

Cardiomyopathy

Congenital Heart Disease             Probably far more detail than you need to know. Understand the difference between failure and tet spells: including causes and treatment.

Congestive Cardiac Failure

Digoxin

Heart Blocks

How to read an ECG

Hypertension             Probably more information is needed on treatment options

Infective Endocarditis          Know your diagnostic criteria!

Pacemaker

Pulmonary Embolism           Questions usually focus on diagnostic dilemmas

Pericardial Tamponade

Pericarditis and Myocarditis

Pharyngitis and Rheumatic Fever                  Know your diagnostic criteria!

Resuscitation

Paediatric Resus

Shock

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Torsade De Pointes

Valvular Disorders                     Probably more useful for the clinical exams

VF fact sheet

VT fact sheet                                         Know the ECG criteria inside out…

WPW fact sheet

 

Cardiology MCQ’s

Cardiology SAQ’s

Cardiology VAQ’s (ie. ECG’s)

A good website for ECG revision is Emergency ECG Video of the Week – strongly recommended by the highly respected Dr Chris Duncan.

Psychiatry

Central to all psychiatry SAQ questions are the concepts of consent, competence, duty of care, autonomy… Most importantly, be able to outline the process of assessing competence and show you are thinking about a plan for “safe discharge”…

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Fact Sheets

Consent, Competence, Refusal of Treatment

Suicide

MMSE fact sheet

 

Psychiatry MCQ’s

Psychiatry SAQ’s

Resources By Topic

Click on any topic below to find “Fact Sheets”, MCQ’s, VAQ’s and SAQ’s categorised by topic:

Administration

Cardiology

Dermatology

Ear, Nose and Throat

Environmental   (includes envenomations and burns)

Gastrointestinal  (includes surgery)

Haematology     (includes massive transfusion)

Infectious Diseases

Metabolic and Endocrine       (includes ABG fact sheets)

Neurology          (includes “How to Read a CT head”)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics

Paediatrics

PreHospital and Disaster

Psychiatry

Renal and Urology

Resuscitation

Toxicology

Trauma

Vascular

 

VascularWikipedia: Vascular in zoology and medicine means “related to blood vessels”, which are part of the circulatory system.