Trial SAQ exam: 'Trial' by Mat Oliver

You are taking part in a trial exam created by Mat Oliver. There are 9 SAQs in this exam (54 minutes).
 

This SAQ is worth 21 marks

A 32 year old woman is brought to your emergency department from a shopping centre where she had a witnessed collapse. On examination there is no evidence of trauma.

Question 1.
List five (5) critical diagnoses you would consider, with one (1) risk factor and one (1) sign or symptom that would support each of these diagnoses. (15 marks)

     Critical Diagnosis Risk Factor Sign / Symptom
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Question 2.
List and justify three (3) urgent investigations you would do in the emergency department. (6 marks)

     Urgent Investigation Justification
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This SAQ is worth 21 marks

A 32 year old woman is brought to your emergency department from a shopping centre where she had a witnessed collapse. On examination there is no evidence of trauma.

Question 1.
List five (5) critical diagnoses you would consider, with one (1) risk factor and one (1) sign or symptom that would support each of these diagnoses. (15 marks)



Question 2.
List and justify three (3) urgent investigations you would do in the emergency department. (6 marks)

Errors:

  • listing investigations when asked for sign or symptom e.g. ECG
  • listing treatments under the investigation list e.g. – group and hold,
  • justification for an investigation was to exclude a DDX