hello everybody. I am givig my OSCE exam in birmingham for the first time. really nervous. goodluck to everybody.can someone please tell me do we nee to know conscious sedation and general anaesthesia for the OSCE?
On the mixing station u have to introduce urself and state that u r wearing appropriate uniform washed and dried ur hands and that u are ready to begin mixing.it will just star to mix the cement into a sausage roll and the show it to the examiner..there will be a instruction leaflet as well so ..micing station is not that hard ..
does anyone know on the mixing stations... (i haven't used some of the materials before) does it say on the sheet they provide, the ratio of mixing and what it is used e.g.. crown or temp filling. if that makes sense? super nervous now as its on saturday and i feel like my mind is blank and I am going to fail
if they are asking for upper... i think you just need to mix once for the upper tray. i think it would state if they wanted upper and lower set and then you would mix for both. not 100% as I haven't done the once before but thats what I've been told.
thank you Bubba112
I've got another question. if there was an alginate impression to be taken for full upper or partial upper denture, would you mix twice and fill both upper and lower trays? that's what we do at work but don't know what they are expecting.
hello, im sitting my exam this Saturday. just need some help - What would you say when a parent or teacher from school asks about the kids appointment? Is it always confidential even when they are e.g. under 16?
Yes it is silly and when speaking to my tutor about this she said there isn't even a section for the examiners to mark on appearance?? I dunno there is nothing I can change in my appearance from the previous time!
Is anyone sitting this exam Friday in Crawley first thing in the morning? This is my second time taking the exam, I cannot believe I didn't pass the first time my tutor and I went through the results I got and they failed me for appearance on the first time which I felt really insulted by my shoes were brand new closed, my uniform was brand new and ironed the morning of my nails were short, hair was neatly tied up, I had no earrings in or anything. Some students even turned up already in their uniform for registration and nothing was said a bit odd as I didn't think that was allowed. The pass mark on my form said 84% for appearance and they marked me 83.33% I think its ridiculous. Good luck to everyone who is taking it this week!!
Advice indont have any just be sure to be on time for ur exams with appropriate uniform and closed shoes with no makeup n jewellers..hair tied back as they judge you on your appearance as well...and they will give you marks for your dress code as well..
Can you remember what instruments they had out for to pick from the RCT station please? My dentist I worked with only used minimal instruments as it was NHS and Im worried if i get this. any more info would be great as i have my exam this saturday in swindon Thanks x
Hi.. I am resitting my exam on Friday in Swindon, it is just as you walk in the front doors, there will be a table that you will need to register at.
my shoes are clinical crocs but are still not accepted so I had to buy new ones this weekend!
fingers crossed for this time !
good luck everyone xx
I am also resittin my exam .when did u give ur osce .i did mine in jan 2016
The stations that came up was
Rct 1 instruments
Giving advice to avulse tooth
Crown prep instruments
Micing alginate and hand washing technique
Not sure what the station will be like this time ..
Hi everyone I was told being vocal was not as much an issue but the more I read it seems that it is.
Does anyone have the names of the stations from this year's passed osce in Feb ? I'm resitting this Saturday
Ok read this girlies, I hope this will be help to everybody.
I did my OSCE exam June 2014.
The exam was about an hour and I think there was about 10 stations which lasted 4 minutes each. There was about 10 of us in a group. They are very strict on appearance. Dont have any brightly colored hair if possible, minimal make up, no strong perfume and cover any piercings/tattoos and have closed shoes. Be sure to have hair tied back and bring your uniform with you to get changed once you are there.
The first bit of advice I can give is at any station always introduce yourself and say 'Hello there, my name is Stephanie Taylor, please assume I am wearing PPE and that I've washed my hands' especially at any clinical stations and if there is any PPE in front of you be sure to put it on!
In consideration to the exam be sure to study, study, study everything you've been taught. Important topics like medical emergencies, oral hygiene, fissure sealants, advice on dentures, mixing, charting etc are very likely to come up. I really found that practicing all this stuff on a family member or friend helped. For example giving advice on key topics as mentioned before..Just basically talking to them like you would as a dental nurse at the surgery is the way do it. For example saying something like 'Hi there my name is Stephanie Taylor and I am a dental nurse at this practice and the dentist has asked me to give you some advice regarding your new dentures etc'. You just have to think that these are patients who don't really know anything and just keep it simple and clear and just practice the charting as much as you can.
On the OSCE stations where you have to give advice, you might find there is an object on the table to help you. For example, the station where we had to give advice on dentures, there was a leaflet about how to take care of them which you could give to a patient and on another station was a headteacher asking if a pupil had attended his dental appointment and a day list was on the table so we had to turn it over to keep confidentiality so be sure to always check the table to see if there is anything on there. After giving a patient advice be sure to ask them if there is any questions they would like to ask.
The hot medical emergency topics are fainting and diabetes attack but we got an epileptic seizure so be sure to study everything. As mentioned before timing yourself for 4 minutes and practising on a family member really helped me. Make sure you keep calm and be reassuring. Look to see if the patient is wearing anything like a scarf or a tie and loosen it if you can, remove anything heavy from their hands and say things like 'can we call someone to come and pick you up', 'would you like us to rearrange your appointment' 'did you take your medication this morning etc' - just be caring like I'm sure you already are.
With mixing they are very keen on alginate, kalzinol and Poly F. Practice at work as much as you can and if you're not happy with your mix be sure to explain to the examiner why - to runny..to much liquid..not enough powder etc. Make sure you always check the expiry date first, fluff the bottle, always put the lid back on and wipe the spatula - its the little things that make a big difference.
When you have finished at each station say thank you for very much and move to the chair within the zone - they explain everything before hand so don't get worked up about what you need to and there are always lost of helpers on hand to help if you're stuck at all.
Other stations we had was selecting instruments for a filling - again this is something we do all day everyday but again if you're not sure ask a collegue for some help as all procedures are different. For example dont pick up an amalgam plugger for a composite filling, we also had to explain how we would sterilize a hand piece, labeling extraction forceps and showing how we prepare the work surface and selecting what we would need for a fluoride application and labeling faults on a radio graph.
Its pretty much all the stuff we do at work all day every day but just putting it into a different context.
The examiners were all friendly and only want to see you pass.
Study hard, keep calm and try your best.
I promise it wont be half as bad as you think.
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Hiya, did your crocs have holes in them? I had to buy mine myself as the practice said I needed them. Will be really annoyed if I have to buy new shoes. I specifically bought the medical crocs. Do you mean introduce yourself to the examiner every time? Thanks
I hardly said anything on that one either! just did the actions. guess we needed to say, dispense gel, rub palms together, rub back of both hands, interlock fingers& rub hands together etc etc...
what other didn't you do well on ? I paid £50 for the feedback & it wasn't that great ! not very specific or detailed really ...
The result will be out on july 25...the same happended with me eveybody was shocked when i told them i failed..all the best for your exams..byt the way when is ur exam is it on the 10th or 11
i'm hoping I pass this time too! everyone expected me to pass so felt so stupid when I didn't! do you know how long we will have to wait to find out if we've passed or not this time? seemed so long last time.
Yes I paid £50 for my results!!
I didn't do very well on the radiography as we use digital in our practice. my professional appearance was marked down, as I had 'long nails' apparently, the wrong shoes & piercings? I only wear studs? so im getting new shoes, not wearing any earings & having no visible nails on my fingers..
I got 100% on mixing alginate, didn't do so well at the hand washing as I could hardly speak & just did the actions!
medical emergency said I didn't time the fit, but I just didn't say it.. I needed to be a lot more vocal.
got 95% on naming burs..
so a mixture really!
so have been just trying to revise radiography, & touch up things.. I know that I know it, just need to say it!
did you get your feedback?
Hi there i too will be resitting my exam...i did introduce myself n said i was wearing appropriate unifrom a f correct set of ppe ..not sure on what basis they mark the test cos i was pretty confident about my results..
hi.. I am having to resit my exam next Friday after failing in January.
My nerves definitely got the better of me & I could hardly speak, so I know for next time to talk as much as I can as I knew more than what I said in the exam. I didn't introduce myself in each station which they say to do.
I also was marked down for my shoes! (which my workplace provided for me) they are crocs, so don't wear them !
even if you forget something important, if you have time don't forget to add it in!
I need to try & be more confident this time as I know what im doing, just hate the exam environment !
good luck !
Just wondering if anyone out there has any advice on the osce exam. Im super worried as I havent worked in surgery for a few months as I had to leave my job due to bullying. Ive had a rubbish course provider aswell who have been no help so does anyone have any advice. Im really worried I am going to fail because of the pressure as apparently the acting out medical emergencies is awful. Any advice from anyone who has done the exam from start to finish from what they remember would be so helpful. I cant afford to retake the exam so this is my only shot. Hope someone can help. Thanks