OSCE: Standing BP and positioning of arm Watch

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I have a very difficult time revising for my practical skill station for my final OSCE exam. Mainly because my school doesn't release resources and different internet resources giving conflicting information.

So now I'm re-sitting OSCEs as I did horribly on the practical side of the exam.

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In my feedback session I found out I lost marks for "positioning of arm on level of heart" and read a comment on a YT video "don't let patients arm hang". In the exam I stood the patient up and just re-measured the BP. The patients arm was hanging to the side. I cant see how BP cuff is not on the level as the heart. What do you actually need to do?

Also, has anyone got any detailed practical skills resources (books, sites etc.) The mainstream websites such as oscestop, all OSCE YT videos and many medical schools OSCE websites wouldn't make it in my exam.
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I have a very difficult time revising for my practical skill station for my final OSCE exam. Mainly because my school doesn't release resources and different internet resources giving conflicting information.

So now I'm re-sitting OSCEs as I did horribly on the practical side of the exam.

Anyway,

In my feedback session I found out I lost marks for "positioning of arm on level of heart" and read a comment on a YT video "don't let patients arm hang". In the exam I stood the patient up and just re-measured the BP. The patients arm was hanging to the side. I cant see how BP cuff is not on the level as the heart. What do you actually need to do?

Also, has anyone got any detailed practical skills resources (books, sites etc.) The mainstream websites such as oscestop, all OSCE YT videos and many medical schools OSCE websites wouldn't make it in my exam.
I'm not sure I've ever seen a standard BP being done standing before outside of the context of a lying/standing BP. They're usually done with the patient's arm resting on a table while seated, or resting on the bed if lying.

This was the book quite a few of us used, has many of the slightly less common scenarios as well.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unofficial-.../dp/0957149905
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I have a very difficult time revising for my practical skill station for my final OSCE exam. Mainly because my school doesn't release resources and different internet resources giving conflicting information.

So now I'm re-sitting OSCEs as I did horribly on the practical side of the exam.

Anyway,

In my feedback session I found out I lost marks for "positioning of arm on level of heart" and read a comment on a YT video "don't let patients arm hang". In the exam I stood the patient up and just re-measured the BP. The patients arm was hanging to the side. I cant see how BP cuff is not on the level as the heart. What do you actually need to do?

Also, has anyone got any detailed practical skills resources (books, sites etc.) The mainstream websites such as oscestop, all OSCE YT videos and many medical schools OSCE websites wouldn't make it in my exam.
In terms of not letting the arm hanging, I think thats more in regard to when patient is lying/sitting. And in terms of being at the level of the heart, its referring to the actual manometer part of the sphig (i.e. attach the dial to the cuff, or rest it so it is level with the patient's heart).

Geeky medics is pretty much my one stop shop for examinations and I've never really seen any videos/guides that wouldn't make the grade at my medical school. Of course every school has certain little things that will get you full marks, but geeky medics should certainly get you a good pass.
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