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Scoring Systems

The Primary ( ) and Final () FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of scoring systems. We have therefore written a new educational resource section on this subject. The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA syllabus and we have also added some past questions relevant to these topics.

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 Primary FRCA Syllabus

Physiology and Biochemistry

ASA classification and other pre-anaesthetic scoring systems such as Glasgow coma scale…

Q. Primary OSCE Question

Assess this patient and give a GCS score according to your examination.


 Final FRCA Syllabus

Intensive Care Medicine

 Scoring systems and audit … 

Q. Final Viva Question

Discuss the scoring systems used to assess critical care patients.

Scoring system articles

ASA Physical Status Classification System
Glasgow Coma Scale
New York Heart Association Functional Classification
Goldman Cardiac Risk Index
Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Liver failure
Sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA)
The Ramsay Sedation Scale
Bromage scale
Apgar score
Roizen's classification of dyspnoea


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