Chest drain care – Case based exam

Case-based Exam

To assess competence in routine care of a chest drain, candidates are required to complete a multiple choice case based exam. You will have 40 minutes to answer 20 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: 

    • Checking the patency and integrity of the chest drain


    • Use of the 3-way tap


    • Checking for blockages and flushing the circuit


    • Replacing the bottle and tubing


    • Assessing the chest drain dressing

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.

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 meet the pass criteria, you will be able to resit the exam.

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