To assess competence in management of bronchiectasis in the community, candidates are required to complete a summative multiple choice exam. You will have 45 minutes to answer 25 questions . The pass mark is 80%. If you do not meet the assessment criteria, don’t panic! You can resit as many times as you need.
During this exam, you will be assessed against the following learning outcomes:
- Confirm the presence of bronchiectasis using a high-resolution CT, and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in sputum in patients with confirmed Bronchiectasis.
- Assess the patient for clinical deterioration and, if they are having an exacerbation, determine whether they can be safely managed at home or do they need admitting to hospital.
- Optimise the patient’s condition in the community, and treat using first line and second line antibiotics.
- Initiate long-term antipseudomonal nebulised antibiotics to reduce the risk of future exacerbations.
The questions are presented through case studies, and each case study might span a series of questions. See below an example of how this Case Study and Question will sit on a page.
During this exam, you will be required to make clinical decisions against the All Wales Pathway for Managing Adult non CF Bronchiectasis Patients with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection in the Community. Please download a copy of these guideline on your computer or smart device, or print a copy.
Click ‘Start quiz’ to get started. Your time limit will start immediately and will run continuously until 0:00. If you leave the page and return, the clock will not stop.
Once you have answered all the questions, you will be taken to an exam overview page where you will find your answers marked against the correct answers.
If you do not pass every question, you will be able to resit the exam.