So today I defibrillated someone (successfully), taught another person how to use their inhaler, took peak flow readings, conducted a chest pain assessment, a respiratory assessment, diagnosed an otitis media, performed a prenatal assessment, did a peripheral vascular exam, and carried out a Rinne/Weber test. All in 6 minutes or less each. All on actor patients or models (as in dummies, not Kate Moss).
But my proudest achievement of the day: a 6 minute speculum and bimanual vaginal exam. WHO knew it was possible?? I swear every time I have done those things in the real world it takes me about 20-25 minutes! I got the 'one minute' warning bell with the speculum still in and somehow managed to take the speculum out, get new gloves on, get the lube out, and talk my way through palpating the cervix, adnexa, uterus, etc. in time. All I can say is thank goodness that was on a plastic dummy not an actual woman.
Yes, today was the mock-OCASE. I can't remember what it stands for but it is basically our clinical skills exam. My mind did go blank at a few key moments (like midway through the respiratory exam I forgot to auscultate for an apex beat, I left out the modified Allen's test during the vascular exam--even though the examiner was like "what other tests would you like to do???", and nearly forgot to ask the prenatal how many weeks gestation she was!) Egad. Aside from the wardrobe malfunction during CPR (administered on the floor) where I am pretty sure the HEAD OF THE EMS saw my underwear due to blouse coming un-tucked and blazer riding up my back, I think overall things went pretty well.
I am going to watch an episode of "Bodies" now to reward myself for a job well done.