1. Begin with a skim
2. Let your previous reading guide you forward
3. Write exactly what you read
4. Be prepared to skip a question
5. Provide yourself with plenty of practice
-Should be performed in the majority of cases where an acute subdural haematoma is evidenced.
-Involves temporarily removing a section of the skull in order to access and remove haematoma.
-Haematoma should be gently removed via suction and irrigation, enabling it to be washed away with fluid.
-Section of skull to be put back in place following removal of haematoma and re-attached using metal plates or screws.
-Operation typically conducted under general anaesthetic.
-Should be performed in the majority of cases where a subacute/chronic haematoma is evidenced.
-One or multiple small holes to be drilled into the skull and a rubber tube to be inserted in order to drain the haematoma.
-Tube may be left in place for up to a few days post-surgery in order to continue drainage and avoid recurrence of haematoma.
-Operation typically conducted under local anaesthetic.
2. How much of the text did you need to read to answer the above question? How helpful was the text heading?
3. Looking again at the text above, answer the following questions in under a minute:
1. Which procedure needs to be conducted under evidence of a subacute haematoma?
2. Which procedure requires the use of general anaesthetic?
3. What is used to help resecure the skull following a crainiotomy?
2. The heading should have given a strong guide as to the answer
3. I. Burr holes II. Crainiotomy III. Metal plates or screws
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