Thank you for participating in the session today. It was a first for us all.
We practised verbalizing the 4-6 minutes of actual clinical examination.
It was hard work. Dr S and Dr V took the hot seat and performed will, considering it was the first time. Others also had a ‘go’. Talking through different parts of the full exam: General physical observation, Palpation and Auscultation. As a group we know it all.
Learning points are:
- Picturize the whole situation
- Have a working differential from initial information and cues
- Introduction, Hand hygiene, Permission.
- Ask about pain from ‘role player’ / examiner
- Describe what you want to check and get information on
- Be careful of describing your examination technique
- Right sequence of proceeding and specific questions
- Practice Binary questions – a sign is present or Not
- Do not beat around the bush
- Summarize in a few sentences – remember Examiner has given you the ‘findings’.
- Practice, Practice, Practice to cover the whole in 5 minutes.
add a comment or any points I may have missed.
Video of the sessions will be available.