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Clock The clocks/timers in the CS exam?

I wonder what kind of clocks are used in the CS exam. Are they analog or digitial? (I have problems with reading analog ones!) - if they're digital, do they count down like a countdown timer? I use the latter during my practice.

Also, are they easily viewable during writing the PN outside the patient room?
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Arrow There will be time announcements

In the CS exam, there's a loudspeaker voice alert announcements informing you of the time:

These alerts are buzzed at the following times:
> 5 minutes before the end of the encounter
> at the end of the encounter
> 2 minutes before the end of Patient Note time
> at the end of patient note

So you won't need to look at the clock during the CS exam.

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There is a clock which is analogue. It is difficult to spot since you have to look at the patient. There is a single announcement in the exam room stating that you have 5 minutes, another that says when the encounter is finished, another one that says that you have 2 minutes to finish the pt note and another one that says this encounter is now finished and you stop writing.

So I will have to disagree with Steptaker.
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There is a clock which is analogue. It is difficult to spot since you have to look at the patient. There is a single announcement in the exam room stating that you have 5 minutes, another that says when the encounter is finished, another one that says that you have 2 minutes to finish the pt note and another one that says this encounter is now finished and you stop writing.

So I will have to disagree with Steptaker.
Thank you for the correction, I corrected the post

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