SESSION 8

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL ENGLISH TEST

 

 

WRITING SUB-TEST: NURSING

 

 

TIME ALLOWED:                 READING TIME: 5 MINUTES

 

WRITING TIME: 40 MINUTES

 

 

Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.

Notes:

 

 

Patient:                         Anne Hall (Ms)

 

DOB:                                       19.9.1965

Height:                          163cm

Weight:                         75kg

BMI:                               28.2 (18/6/10)

 

Social History:              Teacher (Secondary – History, English) Divorced, 2 children at home (bom 1994, 1996) Non-smoker (since children born)

Social drinker – mainly spirits

 

 

Substance Intake:       Nil

 

Allergies:                      Codeine; dust mites; sulphur dioxide

 

FHx:                              Mother – hypertension; asthmatic; Father – peptic ulcer Matemal grandmother – died heart attack, aged 80 Matemal grandfather – died asthma attack

Pate mal grandmother – unknown

Patemal grandfather – died ‘old age’ 94

 

 

PMHx:                                    Childhood asthma;chickenpox;

measles 1975 tonsillectomy

1982 hepatitis A (whole family infected) 1984 sebaceous cyst removed 1987 whiplash Injury

1998 depression (separallon from husband); SSRI- floxetlne 11/12

2000 overweight – sought weight reduction

2002 URTI

2004 dyspepsia

2006 dermatitis; Rx oral & topical corticosteroids

 

 

18/06/10PC                           : dysphagia (solids), onset 2152 ago post viral(?) URTI

URTI self-medicated with OTC Chinese herbal product – contents unknown No relapse/remittent course

No sensation of lump

No obvious anxiety

Concomitant epigastric pain radiating to back, level T12 Weight loss: 1-2kg

Recent increase In coffee consumption

Takes aspirin occasionally (2-3 times/month); no other NSAIDs

Provisional diagnosis: gastro-oesophageal reflux +/- stricture

 

 

Plan:                                        The body of the letter should be approximately 180-200 words.

 

 

Writing task:

Using the Information in the case notes, write a letter of referral for further Investigation and definitive diagnosis to the gastroenterologist, Dr Jason Roberts, at Newtown Hospital, 111 High Street, Newtown.

In your answer:

·            expand the relevant notes Into complete sentences

·            do not use note form

·            use letter format

 

 

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