OET Reading Sub Test Part – A

Reading Part A tests your ability to skim and scan quickly across different texts on a given topic in order to locate specific information. For that purpose, Part A is strictly timed and you must complete all 20 question items within the allocated 15 minutes. To complete the task successfully, you will also need to understand the conventions of different medical text types and understand the presentation of numerical and textual information. The 20 questions consist of matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.

Part A Reading Text – Please read this to answer the following questions

For each of the questions 1 – 6, decide which text (A, B, C or D) the information comes from.  

OET Reading Sub Test Part - A

1. procedures for delivering pain relief ?  

Question 1 of 20

2. the procedure to follow when splinting a fractured limb? 

Question 2 of 20

3. what to record when assessing a patient? 

Question 3 of 20

4. the terms used to describe different types of fractures? 

Question 4 of 20

5. the practitioners who administer analgesia? 

Question 5 of 20

6. what to look for when checking an injury? 

Question 6 of 20

7. how fractures can be caused? 

Question 7 of 20

8. What should be used to elevate a patient’s fractured leg? 

Question 8 of 20

9. What is the maximum dose of morphine per kilo of a patient’s weight that can be given using the intra-muscular (IM) route?  (/kg)

Question 9 of 20

10. Which parts of a limb may need extra padding? 

Question 10 of 20

11. What should be used to treat a patient who suffers respiratory depression? 

Question 11 of 20

12. What should be used to cover a freshly applied plaster backslab? 

Question 12 of 20

13. What analgesic should be given to a patient who is allergic to morphine? 

Question 13 of 20

14. What analgesic should be given to a patient who is allergic to morphine? 

Question 14 of 20

15. Falling on an outstretched hand is a typical cause of a of   the elbow.

Question 15 of 20

16. Upper limb fractures should be elevated by means of a .

Question 16 of 20

17. Make sure the patient isn’t wearing any   on the part of the body where the plaster backslab is going to be placed.

Question 17 of 20

18. Check to see whether swollen limbs are or increasing in size.

Question 18 of 20

19. In a plaster backslab, there is a layer of   closest to the skin.

Question 19 of 20

20. Patients aged and over shouldn’t be given the higher dosages of pain relief.

Question 20 of 20


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