Be structured – Investigations

Its important your answers are structured, and when thinking of investigations relevant to the question / clinical scenario

Consider investigations in terms of: Bedside, Laboratory, Radiological and Special Tests

Investigation Structure

  • Bedside Ix: BSL / ketones / ECG / VBG / PoCUS / Urine dip hCG / PEFR etc
  • Laboratory tests: Blood / Urine / Other body fluid analysis
  • Radiological: XR / US / CT / MRI / Nuclear etc
  • Special tests: Spirometry / Neurological (EMG/EEG) etc

Be structured – it will help you remember specific facts, improve your understanding and improve the quality of your answers