We started with a PowerPoint presentation on communication station, what it entails, where the marks are, the do’s and don’ts.

This was followed by a scenario of talking with parents of a new born baby, 4 hours old, noted to be dusky, clinical examination suggestive of Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA).

Task was to discuss your concern with parents and answer their queries and address their worries and concerns. Misbah, Anish and Tamal did the role play and hot seat.

The learning points were:

  • Read the information given VERY CAREFULLY.
  • Do not assume information not written.
  • Anxious parents – clearly elicit their concerns first before ‘jumping’ in with your ‘plan’
  • Go about in a systematic manner in establishing diagnosis
  • Remain clam, take 5 seconds to collect your thoughts and then reply if not sure
  • remember to visualise: WHAT I WOULD NORMALLY DO.
  • Dusky babies are not normally time critical transfers hence be systematic.

Add any point I may have missed or to add your comment.

Video of the session will be available in for 2 weeks – if you could not attend or wish to review.
Anil Garg