Primary Examination SAQs

Study notes for the ANZCA Primary Examination SAQs


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2010a(12)02b(12)95b(10) Briefly explain the changes that occur in stored whole blood

2007a(10)99a(2) Explain the mechanisms that prevent blood clotting in intact blood vessels (do not draw the clotting cascade)

2006a(11)97a(6)Briefly outline the role of platelets in haemostasis

2005b(12)98b(6)Briefly discuss the physiological roles of plasma proteins

2005b(11)02b(4)Outline the principles of compatibility testing of blood for transfusion

2001b(7)Explain the main difference between the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of coagulation

2000a(8)Briefly describe the breakdown of Hb after red cell lysis

MAKEUP Outline the complications of massive blood transfusion



Written by primarysaqs

December 31, 2009 at 11:17 am

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  1. Hi Amanda
    I’m unable to open the file on complications of blood transfusion….does that file still exist? maybe its my computer??!


    November 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    • Hi Patrick
      Thanks for the heads up – the file appears to have become corrupted. I have now replaced it, and it seems to be working again.



      November 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

  2. hi Amanda!

    your notes have been so helpful! Just a very minor thing I noticed:

    For the qn regarding the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic pathways, you wrote:
    Common Pathway Activated by: Intrinsic (via VIIa in the presence of Ca2+) & Extrinsic pathways (via IXa in the presence of Factor VIII and Ca2+)
    – Factors Involved: X, II, V

    Do you mean: Extrinsic (via VIIa etc) and Intrinsic (via IXa etc)?

    sorry for being podantic! Anyways thanks again for your website. Without it I dont know what I would do!


    Charith W

    January 11, 2012 at 5:03 am

    • Yep a typo, have those two back to front in that section. See the diagram for clarification. Cheers. Amanda


      January 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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