We did 2+3 already (MMSE is the mental status exam right?), not sure about ABI for PAD, can you tell me what that is?Talked to our clinical skills professor as to why immunization training wasn't included (we did practically everything else), the gist was that PA law has yet to fully catch up with things. You have to be within range of being a licensed pharmacist (1yr I belive), so we won't be eligible until P-4 to get immunization training.
This was a while ago...if someone at Temple, USP, Duquesne, LECOM, Pitt, or Wilkes can verify, that'd be great.
Also, new direction for the thread, just curious if any of you had an OSCE in the following clinical skills (and, if so, what year):
1) diabetic foot/ulcer exam
3) med history + adherence counseling
4) ABI for PAD
1, 2, and 4 seem to be oddball ones when talking to my fellow '12 students.
ABI (ankle brachial index) is just a calculation involving the BP taken on the arm and around the ankle. you plug in #'s and get a ratio defining someone's status of PAD. you additionally take the DP (dorsalis pedis) pulse and note whether it's 1+, 2+, 3+ or 4+. sounds complicated but it's pretty simple.We did 2+3 already (MMSE is the mental status exam right?), not sure about ABI for PAD, can you tell me what that is?