We discussed a scenario involving a five week old baby with pyloric stenosis and significant electrolyte disturbance with severe alkalosis.

The learning points were:

  • Stick to the task given and mention it following introductions

  • Ensure the information you gave is factually correct.

  • Don’t get into zone where you are not sure of your facts

  • Accept you do not know and arrange to come back and see after checking the information

  • Read the task very carefully and stick to it, it is very easy to go down a different route and spend all your time without completing the task.

  • If the role player is resisting the suggested intervention then instead of Trying to convince them or ask them an open question

  • “Why are they not complying or what are they concerned about?”