We discussed approach to History station and how to manage your time.
Plus a video station – 1 year old with trisomy 21, Jaundice, umbilical hernia and distended umbilical veins.
Learning points:

  • History station have a ‘plan’ while reading the scenario.
  • Prepare ‘mental’ consultation for first 2 -3 minutes
  • Be ready to change your plan on response from patient / role player
  • ‘How are you coping?’ Very important and should be asked early after presenting complaints.
  • HEADSS for teenage history.
  • Social history – after presenting signs & symptom details – do not leave till end.
  • Summarize and then leave an open question.
  • Park any major queries but do NOT ignore them.

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Anil Garg