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Clinical and Procedural Skill for MRCS Part B

In the Intercollegiate MRCS Exam, the ‘Clinical and Procedural Skills’ component, making up about 15-20% of the total marks, will test the candidate’s capacity to apply sound basic science/clinical knowledge in a practical context. The candidate’s ability to perform practical tasks related to surgery that requires manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and visual/spatial awareness will be assessed. In addition, it will also test aspects such as capacity, consent, theatre safety, WHO checklist and principles of safe surgery. Each chapter in this book is laid out in a format similar to an exam station. It provides a clinical scenario/setting, important things not to miss, talk through, equipment required, one accepted way to perform the procedure and a sample mark scheme. Relevant questions and answers at the end of each chapter will help the user to prepare with a colleague in the run up to the exam.

List of Chapters
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling
  • Cannulation of a High Risk patient
  • Consent
  • Capacity
  • Debridement of a Contaminated Wound
  • Electrosurgery (diathermy) and Tourniquets
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Male Urethral Catheterisation
  • Organising a Theatre List
  • Theatre Safety and design
  • Removal of a Naevus
  • Safe use of Local Anaesthetics
  • Scrubbing up for Theatre
  • Suturing Skills: Closure of a Wound
  • Knots and Tying at Depth
  • Transfer Documentation
  • Trauma Chest Drain Insertion
  • Writing a Discharge Summary

ISBN: 978-93-80573-25-0
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Authors’ details

Mr Andrew Miller MBBCh, BSc, MRCS

Professor Stuart Enoch MBBS, MRCSEd, PGCert (Med Sci), MRCS (Eng), Ph.D

Authors and Contributors
Mr Adam Bennett, BSc, MBBCh, MRCS

Dr. David Hepburn, MBBCh, FRCA

Ms. Fran Parkinson, BSc, MBBCh, MRCS

Ms. Karen Au-Yeung, BSc, MBBCh (Hons), MRCS (Eng)

Mr. Neil Trent, MBBCh, MRCS

Mr. Nicholas Marsden, BSc, MBBCh, MRCS

Mr. Tom Evans, MBBCh, MRCS

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