The Objective Structured Clinical Examination or OSCE is a multipurpose evaluative tool that can be used to assess the competence of healthcare and clinical workers on a variety of skills and tasks.
The OSCE uses objective based testing to assess competency through direct observation.
It gives an easily reproduced and uniform way of testing multiple students wihin a clinical setting.
An OSCE gives students a hands-on, real world approach to learning and assessment within a classroom environment – this helps keep students engaged and give a better understanding of the decision making processes and challenges experienced in real world environments.
The basic steps in modelling an OSCE exam include:
- Determination of the OSCE team.
- Skills to be assessed (OSCE Stations).
- Objective marking schemes
- Recruitment and training of the standardized patients.
- Logistics of the examination process.
In a university environment you would have multiple OSCE stations where the delegates will move from one task to another and be tested on a variety of skills throughout the day.
However due to the nature of how we operate and the demands of our clients we offer them course specific at the end of a day of theory based training.
The students will complete the OSCE on a one to one basis with the trainer, they can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes each and are pass or fail. Students who fail will be given time to re-read and practice whilst we assess others before they retake the OSCE. We will give a maximum of 3 attempts to pass before offically failing a student.
We can run OSCE’s in a range of clinical subjects, we have a listed a few of the common areas we regularly cover below. These can have be tailored to result in specific outcomes as determined by the employer, the task and the environment.
- Enteral Tube Feeding
- Venepuncture & Cannulation
- Tracheostomy Care
- Syringe Driver & IV Drugs
- Medication Adminstration
- Oral Suctioning
- Bowel Mangement (Enema, Suppository & Manual Evac)
- Ventilation, NIV, CPAP, BIPAP
Caring For Care are able to deliver specific training around a range of subjects culminating in OSCE assessment.
We cover the whole of the UK and deliver the training at a location and time to suit you and your business.
For more information on what we can offer, call 01782 563333 or use the contact form below.