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Unhappy stupidme CS exam experience

Took it in atlanta last feb 21.

Didnt do heart and lung pe on all patients

Mistakes:
Told mother of child that i will get the history and do pe. Haha, her eyes widened and said WHAT? I quickly corrected myself.

Got cut off in 2-3 cases during counselling. Was not able to make up an excuse. I think i just shook their hands and said thank you.

I think i did pe on someone you are not supposed to do one on.

Wrong advise on drug use

Did not finish note on 1 px.

Passed.

Study strategy:

One month total preparation. Used FA then practiced with my mom the cases twice.
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Congrats and thanks for sharing ur experience
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By the way, don't forget to read the door instructions especially the part which says if you are allowed to do PE or not.

I have had sleepless nights because of this error of mine. :

And don't forget in counseling educating the patients about their disease (just say that you would give them a brochure or something that would explain to them their disease). Plus offer them support groups, etc.
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By the way, don't forget to read the door instructions especially the part which says if you are allowed to do PE or not.

I have had sleepless nights because of this error of mine. :

And don't forget in counseling educating the patients about their disease (just say that you would give them a brochure or something that would explain to them their disease). Plus offer them support groups, etc.
Thanks for the great tips.
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Hmmm, what else...

Always ask if they have any other questions as they most likely have one and even if you answer them incorrectly, at least you asked

Don't forget to wash your hands/put gloves, extend foot rest when patient lies down, and do other 'supportive' stuff (offer tissue/water, etc)

Just be nice to them.. and they will help you in one way or another.

Regarding the patient note, use abbreviations if you can't type that fast.

I'll try to add some more tips if i think of them
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